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flat of flowers install price

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by shade tree landscaping, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 915

    What are you guys charging for a flat of flowers(48 plants) installed? I'm bidding a job and am not sure how to charge. Per flower? per flat? or just a general labor rate?

    thanks in advance
  2. vincent1

    vincent1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I charge $35 flat.
  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Like most "how much to charge" questions this has been covered at nauseum. Use the search feature and the advanced feature. I know I have done at least a page on how to come to a unit price on flowers, plants, you name it. Once you learn the formula you wont have to ask this question again.
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Shade Tree,
    What is your hourly rate?
    What is the cost of each flat---retail or wholesale to you?
    Each flat, whether they are in 6-pks or in 4" liners, each is of different cost for the flat.
    We charge a set price for the flat plus labor--delivery--drivetime!
    We charge the full price of a plant-tree-etc. and will plant it for half of that rate, plus delivery and cleanup.
    Some people charge 35-40% markup on the total product and still get a delivery fee and cleanup charges.
    This all boils down to the first question of knowing what your costs and hourly charges are!

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