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Help with planting bid?

radracer

LawnSite Member
Location
Zephyrhills, Fl.
I have a customer that wants me to remove the grass by the sidewalk and plant jasmine as a ground cover. The area is 70'x 7' planting every 16" I figured that I will nneed 225 jasmine. I pay $1.75 each and was going to plant them at $4.66 installed for a total of $1,050 for everything. I have to rent a sod cutter to clear the area and I figure about an hour to do that. Should I charge more for this job or am I about right.I know that price is going to vary I just want to be in the ballpark.

They also stated that if the price was too high that they would want to resod the area instead. I was thinking of charging $1.50 per square foot installed. Including removal of old sod for a total of $675.00. I pay $135.00 for a pallet of 500' sq St Augustine. But I will have most of that left over from another job. Thank you in advance for your help.

Thanks
Harold Burgess
 

Need a Little Trim

LawnSite Member
Location
New Orleans
I have historically when figuring my costs out with landscaping installs looked at what I thought I should make and then add around 25% depending on conditions for misc. cost unknown.

That's just IMO
 
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radracer

LawnSite Member
Location
Zephyrhills, Fl.
The nursery that I buy from told me that I need to plant them every 16" so they will be thick. The customer wants them as ground cover.
 
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