Planting Question / Pricing Help

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Joana Williams, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I do not normally do any sort of plantings. But I am helping my friend out at work and I wanted to know what I should charge to plant these items.

    4 Arborvitae about 3' high.
    One holly about same.
    2 azalea about 2'
    4 small Asiatic lily.
    3 small Hosta.
    2 small grass daylily

    I am also doing the prep work, cleaning out beds, mulch, etc. That price is $350.00

    I just need help quoting the above. Also if there is any special planting requirements.

    Area: New York / Long Island

    Photo for reference.

    Thanks!

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    Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Also; forgot to add. The Customer has purchased all of these items that will be planted.
     
  3. mark11771

    mark11771 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    2.5-3 times cost of materials. The customer probably has about $500 in plants alone if they’re bought from a nursery and not a big box store. So, $350 for your prep work, $100-$150 for any soil amendments and whatever your labor rate would be. Mine would be approximately $350-$400 just for the plant install. Plus $90 a yard for ground cover (mulch).
     
  4. mark11771

    mark11771 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    If you had purchased the plants, then...
    $350 for existing prep work. $350
    $600 plants and amendments. $1500
    Probably 3 yards of mulch at most. $270

    $ 2120.00
     

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