I'm going to be creating some beds that will require topsoil to raise them up from 12-24 inches. I am estimating needing 20 yards. I need advice on estimating the approximate time it will take to move and install this amount of dirt. The dirt will be dumped close (10-15 feet) to the beds or may even be dumped on one of the locations. I also need help calculating a price... does the 2 - 2 1/2 x the cost of the product apply to something like this? I will have a compact tractor with front end loader to work with. I'd also like to know if anyone has established time estimates on planting material. For example how long should it take to plant 1 gallon container, 2 gallon, 3 gallon, etc.... in soft, medium or hard earth. This client has had 20 ornamental grasses and five 5' evergreen/pine trees delivered and wants a price to plant them all. The ground will be medium to hard. Any feedback would be most appreciated!