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Planting Flowers

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ribit, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. ribit

    ribit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Any of you charge by the flat for planting flowers? I planted 4 flats of Pansies and was wondering what you guy's would charge? Thanks for any feedback.
  2. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 907

    Do a search, plenty on this subject, good luck.
  3. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    I usally buy flats for $7.00 charge the avg. retail in my area $16.00 and than charge for my time?.........usally dont touch anything under 20 flats:rolleyes:
  4. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    I charge $45 per flat. That includes flipping the dirt, adding a little, fertilizer and planting.
  5. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I charge $4-4.50 per square foot for our flower installs. However, we amend the soil, till it, fertilize, plant the flowers and then apply mini-nuggets. So, using your calculations, if you planted 4 flats (18 4" pots) would get you 72 individual flowers. Spaced every 6" would cover 36sq. ft. thus costing the customer $144 for the installation of my flowers, or $36 per flat.
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Sorry if i am ruining the thread but, since you are talking about it, what exactly is a "flat"??
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    Two types as I see it. 1] Plastic tray that contains xx number of yy sized containers. 2] Molded plastic tray that has xx amount of pots for putting in soil and seed.

  8. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    A flat is a bulk quantity, like a case of whatever. If the flowers are in 6-pac's there are usually 8 6-pacs to a flat, used to be 6 6-pac's in a flat but haven't seen those in a few years. There are 16 4" pots is a flat also, and there are standard flats that don't have any containers just dirt and plants and you have to pull em apart. The flat is the plastic thing that holds the smaller pots. The prices above are about avg. I would say 35-45 per flat installed. On such a small job I would shoot for the 40-45 range per flat.
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Whe you guys are talkin it price per flat installed, is that price ($45 for example) the labor rate per flat or is that the price for the flat and the labor? Thanks

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