Transplanting boxwoods

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Bulzeye, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Bulzeye

    Bulzeye LawnSite Member
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    Hey Guys, I looked through the forums but couldn't find it. I have a client that wants her front flower bed redone. She wants two boxwoods removed and two others transplanted in their place. This will be my first job like this and I'm not sure how to quote it. I've already told her that there would be no warranty on the transplants and she is fine with that. I'm also removing a small tree removed, I believe it's a weeping cherry. Thanks for any help
     
  2. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    What's your hourly rate? How long do you think it will take for you to dig it out?
     
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    Bulzeye

    Bulzeye LawnSite Member
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    i'm thinking 8-10 hrs for everything she wants done. probably 45 min to an hr for each transplant, theres a gas line near by i have to before you dig come out and locate so that could be an issue also. My hourly is $50 an hr for spring and fall clean up so i was going to stick with that I think. she's also wanting me to take out all the old mulch and lay weed mat down with a new bed of mulch. also to clean up the other shrubs and such that are there.
     
  4. mdotbridgeman

    mdotbridgeman LawnSite Member
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    Do not use weed barrier its just a hassle, plus will float the mulch on heavy rains. boxwoods should transplant if 50 50 shade sun and if you get plenty of rootball. goodluck
     
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    Bulzeye

    Bulzeye LawnSite Member
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    Thank you! I appreciate it, I tried to talk them out of the barrier but they are dead set on having it.
     
  6. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    The barrier is pointless when using mulch. Weeds will grow in the mulch above the barrier. The barrier will serve 0 purpose, just added cost for no benefit whatsoever. Who is the pro here - you or them?
     
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  7. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    Your should give them the mind changer price on installing it. Works well for alot of things. Trick is finding the price point that will change their minds.
     
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