Ryan:RyanD said:Typically, I just mow lawns but from time to time people ask me to add mulch to their beds. I figured there wasn't anything to it but now I have read that alot of LCO's prep the beds first. What does this entail?
Personally I price the prepping of a new bed by the hour, plants are priced per plant which includes picking up, arranging, adding any amendments to the soil, and actually planting. I charge for mulch and borders separately. Extending would be the same but on a monetarily smaller scaleSlcareco said:how do you price for making new beds? and extending
For me or you? My cost per hour is based upon the cost of running my business, ( paying Commercial liability ins., work comp ins., equipment maintenance & replacement, vehicle maintenance & replacement, health insurance, retirement, materials to complete jobs, etc., etc., etc. All this has to be paid for in addition to making enough to support my family. Get the picture? I can't tell you what you need to charge, you need to base this upon your costs and what you need to make.Slcareco said:whats an avg hourly rate for the new bed making?
turfcobob said:Beds, prep, edging and refreshing are a service by themselves. If you are going to get into it you, get informed and get the right equipment. QUOTE]
Just curious what the 'right' equipment is???
Shovel, pitchfork, wheelbarrel?