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How much to price plant installation!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by alpine692003, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    How much do you guys charge to install plants?

    ie) Primula's are like 87 cents, lol.. how much would you charge a customer to install 16 plants?

    What type of plants are colorful and all year around currently?
     
  2. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    Currently, there aren't any good all year around plants. But wait until April and there will be some then.
     
  3. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    Loropetalum chinense rubrum 'Ruby'
    Chinese Fringe Bush

    Best all season colored shrub
     
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    How much do you guys charge to install plants?
     
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Depends on the plant.

    I currently charge 48 a flat of petunias, 64 a flat of zinnia an marrigold, and pansies which are our winter color, (god help us but that is about it) is 50 a flat.
    This is about 200% above what it costs me, and sometimes if I get motivated several month before when I need the flowers and grow them myself it is over 1000%.
    I can grow a flat of marigolds for less than a buck.
     
  6. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    how much is a flat ?

    .87cents for primula's at home depot

    I charged the customer $2.50 for that..
    2.50 x 16 ...
    .87 x 16
     
  7. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    You have to take in to consideration that the beds will have to be cleaned up and cultivated before you plant in them. I haven't fond one were i could just jam flower in and go. So you need to charge for that too
     
  8. image1

    image1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I charge $36 a flat of 36 this is for pansies and most other annuals or perrenials i include a bag of tosoil 98 cents and mulch 1 bag will cover 2 flats at $2.89 per bag the plants cost $6 to $7 a flat is this what your talking about ALPINE.I can plant 10 to 12 flats per hour.
     
  9. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    oh okay, Yes Image1.. so let me get this correct;

    You charge $36 for a flat of 36 plants.
    Included are;
    topsoil,
    mulch ie) woodchips or bark

    correct?
     
  10. scottknussmann

    scottknussmann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    i charge wholesale X 2.5, pretty good system
     

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