Flower Planting Estimate

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Oscapes, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Oscapes

    Oscapes LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 60

    Needs some help.

    This is my first year in the biz and I am going to be planting some annuals and perennials which would include flowers.

    How do you all price these out? Do you take the square ft of the mulch bed to figure out how many flowers you'll need? How much do you mark up the materials?
     
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    As to the question about how many plants are needed in a given area, I kind of eyeball the area and estimate how many plants it will need. It also depends on how the customer wants them spaced.

    As for markup on plants, I do 2 1/2 times the price and add labor to install them...
     
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Eyeball.

    Triple my cost is the installed price.
     
  4. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    talk to the guys at the greenhouse about the spacing. different plants need different spaces to survive

    i agree..... i charge 2.5-3 times, but that's with Warranty for 1 year.
     

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