Labor to plant 21 five gallon leyland cypress

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by stephen424, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 730

    Do you just use a "$ per plant"?
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 41,984

    Are you amending the soil in any way? Mulching after plating? Is this a full install, or a just a quick plant and go? If it's a quick plant and go, I'd probably charge per plant, but if I was doing a full install, I'd prepare a total estimate with soil work, planting, mulch, etc.
  3. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 730

    just a quick plant n go....which is why i am confused on how to price it.
    i do 99% complete landscape projects (edge, mulch, fabric, etc)

    customer just wants 21 leylands planted alongside neighbors fence to eventually block out the junk she sees in his yard. i am getting 7 gallon leylands.

    how much should i charge per plant
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,558

    Assuming no rock about 1 hr whatever your labor charge. We would probably charge $50 each. But got to know customer and how busy you are etc.... To many of our customers $1000 would seem outrageous.

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    I would charge $120.
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  6. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 232

    250 if its easy digging, 350 if its hard. Of course you make your money on the plants right? Should take about 4hrs for one guy depending on soil.
  7. bmac1996acc

    bmac1996acc LawnSite Member
    from in GA
    Messages: 147

    One hour per 5 to 7 gallon tree seems like a long time unless they're digging the holes with a spoon.
  8. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,314

    This is typical for a "how much to charge for planting" thread. Everybody is all over the place in pricing. (as would be expected.)

    Why don't you take an empty 7 gal container; dig a hole in your yard and see how long it takes you.
  9. Grass Shark

    Grass Shark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 660

    How much are you paying per plant?
  10. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    when not sure on planting pricing its usually pretty safe to double the price of the plant

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