Planting Burning Bush

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Green Acres, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Green Acres

    Green Acres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I have a bid to plant 40 burning bushes (no mulching). I was wondering what someone might charge for labor to plant these. They are 5 gal pots and are just going along a foundation of a building. My cost is $20 per pot. Thanks
  2. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 5,407

    Do you have an auger? I think it would take 8 man hours for everything from plant pick-up to watering in. So multiply that by your hourly rate plus equipment wear. For me that would be about $500 labor w/ no guarantee.
  3. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    $2,000.00 one year guarantee.
  4. Husky05

    Husky05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    $1500.00 plus one year warrenty
  5. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    Ofcourse, it's different everywhere you are but i would try at least 2.5-3 times the price of the plant. That should cover labor and a one year warranty.

    Hey, husky. I went through the same program at psu. Graduated in dec 2000. Is Larry Kuhns still teaching? Still competing in ALCA competitions?
  6. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    I would bid $1800 if we can auger the holes with a Dingo.
  7. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We try to avoid augers to prevent soil compaction, or the need to eradicate that kind of compaction.

    That sounds like a 1 day project for 2 workers with a shovel.

    Guarantees are up to you.

    Sounds like a good project for about $800 of labor + profit over plant cost.
  8. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Shovel? Where is the rope or the cord?

    I agree that 40 #5 plants is shovel work. But if I already had a Dingo and auger I'd use it.
  9. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 5,407

    Compaction? I am familiar w/ glazing the hole, but not compaction.
  10. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Buy each plant for $20.00 and install for $60.00 a plant, should't even take you all day.

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