plant install

hamsandwch

LawnSite Member
Location
North Carolina
Hi, guys just wanting to see what everyone is charging for plants. I currently have a couple of customers who want about 20 plants installed each. they range from 1 gallon to 15 gallons and a couple of 20-gallon plants. The first install is easy to access, they are 28 plants most 3 gallons, and a few 5-gallon plants.
their mulch bed is right next to their driveway. no cleanup is required I put down topsoil and mulch last month so it's very easy. They bought the plants, so I have no idea what the price of the plants is. I generally charge about $90-$110 an hour for 3 people and we wouldn't be prepping any beds or anything hard. So I guess just charge them a set price for each plant then add hourly? what are you guys charging? i live in southeastern Nc, its a pretty average pricing here from what I know, thanks in advance
 

Youngandfree

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
VA
Are you putting plants in mulch beds you've already put fresh mulch in? If you know what the plants are, you can find out the price of them pretty close. I wouldn't warranty them either since you didn't provide them.
 
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hamsandwch

hamsandwch

LawnSite Member
Location
North Carolina
Are you putting plants in mulch beds you've already put fresh mulch in? If you know what the plants are, you can find out the price of them pretty close. I wouldn't warranty them either since you didn't provide them.
yes, I am. I'm also not giving any warranties, i never do lol too many variables man,
I straight up tell them before any work is done and they don't seem to have a problem with it.
 

SS Lawn Care

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Broken Arrow, OK
Are you picking out and purchasing the plants, if so don't forget to add that time into your rate. It's also common to add 15 to 20 percent markup if buying plants from a wholesaler. Do all 3 people have the same skill level and knowledge of planting? If so, that's about 9-10 plants per person, divided up. What time frame do you think you could plant in?
 


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