planting job price

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by godzilla, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    How much would you charge to plant 12 1 gal boxwoods at a location 850 miles away? Buy locally, transport 850 miles, install, and go.
  2. WalkerMike98

    WalkerMike98 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Are you serious?
  3. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Very much so.
  4. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    I wouldn't accept the job. I'd do the ethical thing by suggesting the client hire a local contractor (or do it themselves).

    12 1 gal. boxwoods... 850 miles... That's ridiculous! :hammerhead:
  5. greatinmulchbeds

    greatinmulchbeds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    haha your going to go half way across the country to plant a couple boxwoods? I know some people are hurting for work but damn :laugh:
  6. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    The client prefers local material to material found near the site.
  7. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,314

    Well, I must say this thread should elicit much comment. What's so special about the local boxwoods? Are they grown locally or just being sold locally?
    Is this client a whack-job or what? As for the job, if it pays enough, why not?
    For the right price I would drive 1000 miles to plant ONE small boxwood.
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I want to know more about why you feel obligated to travel 850 miles.

    I have a feeling it's a relative.:hammerhead:

    Is your work that spectacular enough ?? Not saying it isn't, but why does this guy want you to travel this far.
  9. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,199

    Is he going to fly you?
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  10. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    1700 miles round trip times the going rate per mile (around $0.45 maybe)
    About 28 hours behind the wheel times at least $40 per hour
    $50 per plant if there is no bed prep needed

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