Client wants Shrubs Installed, Needs Samples of Shrubs, HELP!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by italialawns, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. italialawns

    italialawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    We have a client who wants shrubs installed in the yard, but she wants to see a sample set of shrubs to pick them, could anyone give me links and such with samples and the name of the shrubs or images of shrubs with classification, so that i could go about showing the person the samples of it, thanks

  2. cpritch

    cpritch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I would take her to a nursery. Since it's February though and most of the deciduous shrubs will look dead, you can ask your nursery who their supplier is and go to the supplier's website. Sometimes they have pictures, sometimes it's just a plant list. The nurseries I am going to be working with purchase most of their plants from Monrovia -

    The other thing you can do is invest in a good book with plants/flowers/trees/shrubs for your area. :)
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    like he said. :rolleyes:

    I have a setup with my company and the nursery that the client can go tag all the shrubs at the nursery and we'll take care of the rest.
  4. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

  5. Thistle

    Thistle LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 21

    To avoid all the indecision and conversation about what type of plant and where to put them, I have my customers go buy thier own and put the plant exactly where they want them. Then I just come along and stick them in the ground. If they cannot haul the plants I will. But I dont get involved in the placement unless they want to do something dumb. Im also not charging extra for this either.
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    augghhhh!!!What did you say???THistle are you nuts?
    You wanna tell Sheshovel why you do not charge for planting plants?
  7. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    why do you work for free?? Just like BobbyG would say..."keep draggin your knuckles"

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