I am giving an estimate on installing 2 planting beds for a mowing customer of mine...... the beds will be approx 12'x 9' each.. located on either side of the driveway at the street.
I will rent a sod cutter to remove the sod ($65.00 if full day rental), and I have a tiller available to me at no charge, but would like to be able to give a few bucks to it's owner for it's use
Good top soil in this property is non-existant, so I will mix in some top soil and peat when tilling.
I have figured the following.......
Cut sod, remove sod and rocks / debris; till soil, including spreading top soil and peat..... (~4 man hours total.)
Spread mulch (approx 3 yds) (~1.5 man hours)
Plant the following:
2 Sand Cherries (2 gallon)
4 Holly (2 gallon)
4 bunches of grass
6 dwarf japanese Junipers (1 gal.)
(This is total plantings for both beds) ~3.5-4.0 man hours
I also figure time for layout with customer, final edging, cleanup, and pick up of plants will be ~3.5 hrs.
My Costs are as follows:
All plants: $440.00
Mulch: $130.00 delivered to site.
Sod Cutter rental: $65.00
I do not yet have a cost for top soil....
My figure at this point is a price for the customer of $1300.00
I have included a small mark-up on all materials, and my best guess at labor.
This does not include the topsoil (obviously, since I have not priced it yet)
Tear me up guys..... am I even close?
Thanks for readin this long post, and thanks in advance for any help!