Transplanting Rose A Sharon bushes?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Dunn's, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
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    From what we have read now is a good time transplant them, but we just wanted some other oppinions. Also what does everyone ussauly charge for transplanting. We ask because we have never had anyone accept our bids for transplanting,but we assumed this is just because people want something for nothing. We have ussualy bid around $75.00 for transplanting small bushes no more than 5 to 6 feet in height.Also we live in St. Louis,Mo for the idea on if it is still ok to transplant now. Thanks in Advance.
  2. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
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    You could plant from pot to ground, but digging up anything like a tree or shrub will send it into shock and there will be no time to establish the roots before winter. I would wait until late winter, very early spring when dormant to transplant.
  3. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    Yeah we where thinking along those lines just want some reassurance. We will tell them we can do it in march. They will probably call someone else that will do it and possibly kill their bushes but thats how it goes. So do you think that around $70.00 is to high we personally think it is to low, but they are already customers of lawn service so we try and cut them a break.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
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    Price doesn't sound too bad. By the time your done cleaning up both holes, it's going to be at least an hour, not to mention drive time. For a 5g plant, about $50. For a 4-5' tree, that's going to be a couple hours, so about $150.

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