Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John Deere, Mar 17, 2001.

  1. John Deere

    John Deere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    I know this should be in the landscape forum, but I kind of need an answer fast. I just want to know from those of you who install plants, what is your mark-up % for your guarantee.

    Example: 1 Colorado Blue Spruce. Your Cost $99.00
    What is the amount you would mark up the tree for your guarantee. PLEASE NOTE: I'm not looking for a price for the labor involved or the mark-up for the extra jingle in your pocket as well, JUST THE GUARANTEE! Thanks all!
  2. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. John Deere

    John Deere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    55 views and only one reply, wow.
  4. Exactly what did you expect when you put a off topic message with a deceiving subject line in the wrong forum?
  5. John Deere

    John Deere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Exactly your response!
  6. Stinger

    Stinger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    JD: I never guarantee any plant materials other than to be true to name. I have however guranteed large field dug b&b trees. Just double your price for the tree. Figure half of total cost for install and if the sucker dies then your out the labor to replace it. You need to put a disclamer in your paperwork stating you cannot be responsible for plants, trees, and etc, after they leave your care. The only reason I guarantee large trees is because if someone is spending thousands of dollars on a tree or trees they are most likely going to care for their investment.
  7. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I try not to put a warranty on trees and shrubs. I mark up everything atleast 20%- On most trees and shrubs its 50-75%. Iv'e done some big jobs here and there where I will guarantee around six months.

    Some guys guarantee for a year- I don't care to much for that.

    Sometimes you might have to bend your rules to get the job though- just make sure you compinsate for it in the end

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