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Mark Up On Annual Plants

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Crew Cut Lawncare, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Crew Cut Lawncare

    Crew Cut Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    How much do you charge in addition to your hourly rate when planting annuals for a customer. Is it a percentage of the total cost of the plants? I was thinking at least 20% since I have to pick them up.
  2. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    We charge approx. $45 per flat installed. The plants cost me $8 per flat. We rototill and fertilize w/slow release fertilizer prior to planting. Any further amendments or bed creations, we charge extra.
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    rototill, plant, and fert, 45 per flat? what if u did 5 flats? u only tilled once, same fee?
  4. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Dont forget the sales tax. If you buy something and mark it up for re-sale you need to start taking out sales tax (unless you dont have state sales tax).


    BOTURF LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    We dont get quite that much per flat but we do get $35.00 per flat installed and i buy them at 7.00 bucks a flat but i have a buddy who owns a greenhouse/ nursery operation plus this is where i work in winter time so i get the best of the best plants at a great price also i get 4.50 per zonal cutting geranrium( not a seed ger. like they sell at home depot/ lowes for a buck )

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