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flowers, trees, and shrub install prices

mharris

LawnSite Member
Location
Twin Falls ID
When you install flowers, trees, and shrubs, do you charge a flat rate per hour or do you charge so much per plant depending on size and how much do you charge? Thanks
 

jd boy

LawnSite Member
Location
nw ohio
there is no magic answer. you need to figure out an hourly rate that is competitive in you market and makes you money based on your specific overhead.

once you know that magic number you know how much to charge per hour for every man that steps foot on a jobsite.

this man hour rate should be the first thing you calc. when you start a business.
 

jbell113

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
mcdonough,GA
I generally take the cost of all materials and double it meaning to plant 1 bush that cost $20 it will cost $40 total. Now if it is a larger job I double it then add some kind of delivery charge and if I have helpers I add there wage in there also plus a little to boot.
 

Freshcut Lawn Care

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ontario Canada
When presenting an estimate, we include:

1) Cost of Materials - List the items.

2) Labour - I usually figure out how long it will take us and give a figure to do the actual work - generally I keep the hourly rate per person and time to myself. Build in a little buffer time for overrun on time. You do have to be fair, though!

Might look like $325.00 for Labour. Price it to make good money!

The old saying.."If you are getting too much work your prices are too low and if you aren't getting enough work, your prices may be too high"!

3) Pick Up and Delivery Charge

4) Disposal Fee (if necessary - disposing of older materials)

5) Taxes

Take care.... :waving:
 
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