how to price plant install jobs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by rats5656, Oct 10, 2000.

  1. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    ihave 41 plants jobs to price do this make any senase ???please help

    whole sale * retail coustomers pay per plant
    30$ @50% =45$ * 2.5 90$@6plants = 540 $

    my point is how much to charge on the markup on the retail price or is that to high please help ?
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    I charge 2.5 times the price of the plant. If it cost $30.00 I charge $75.00 for the install.
  3. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Kirby...does that include a one year warranty? I would assume so for that type of mark-up, but just wanted to be sure.

  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Scraper, yes it does.
  5. Lawnmasters

    Lawnmasters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    We charge similar to Kirby. Take the total amount of plants and supplies, Fertilizer, Soil Amendments, etc. Multiply that by 60%. Then I add for Mulch. Some people want an enormous amount of mulch for large beds but not so many shrubs, this isn't fair to include the mulch in all jobs as the same amount, so I add for the mulch to the plant and labor costs. This has worked well for us.

    Good Luck,
    Greg Pierce, CTP
  6. eskals

    eskals LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210


    Ray, you must really be sick and have alot of time on your hands. This is the first time I can recall you posting on the landscaoe forum. If that bronchitis keeps up, soon we'll be seeing you in the Snowplow forum :D

  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Trapped in my room with a humidifier, 60 channels on TV with nothing to watch, and a computer. The puter wins! I have posted here a few times, not sure about that snowplow thing though. :D A few more days of this and I will catch up with Lazer and Eric.


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