# How to price landscaping jobs

## How do you price a landscaping job?

A general guideline for pricing landscape jobs is to aim for a

**margin of 15 to 20% for residential jobs**and 10 to 15% for commercial jobs. In order to achieve those kinds of margins, you need to markup your total cost by a percentage greater than your gross margin.## What should I charge for landscaping?

On average, landscapers charge

**between $50 and $100 per hour**. Prices depend on the size of the job and how many Landscapers it requires. Landscaping labor costs $25 to $50 per hour per crew member. For standard lawn care, it takes a two-person crew 30 minutes to cut your lawn which comes out to about $100 an hour.## Can you negotiate with landscapers?

Yard Work or Landscaping

Large landscaping companies will often charge a lot for the work they do, so you’re better off hiring an individual, or **someone working for themselves who you can negotiate a** price with. If they want the work bad enough, they’ll give you a deal.

## How much are plants marked up?

The markup on cost percentage may vary by product line. The markup on smaller trees might be 150 percent but the markup on large trees might be 75 percent, while the markup on a

**new shrub cultivars is 250 percent**.## How do you calculate landscaping?

## How do you bid on landscaping rock?

Learning to accurately bid on landscaping work will ensure you’re making a profit on every job you do.

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- Talk to the Client. …
- Estimate Overhead Costs. …
- Estimate Materials Costs. …
- Estimate Subcontractor Costs. …
- Estimate Labor Costs. …
- Add Your Markup. …
- Calculate the Total Price.

## How much should I charge for mulching and weeding?

Handymen or independent landscapers typically charge by the hour for weeding and mulching. Rates vary based on your location and the person, but generally expect to pay

**about $30 to $50 an hour**.## How many stones does it take to cover 200 square feet?

If the area to be covered is 200 cubic feet, for example, each bag of rock covers 4 cubic feet ,so you will need

**50 bags of**landscape rock to fill the space.## How do you figure square footage for landscaping?

Walk the length of your lawn, figuring that one pace equals about 3 feet. Do the same with the width of the lawn. Then

**multiply the length by the width to arrive at**the total. Make sure you subtract the square footage of your home and driveway when calculating the total square footage of your lawn.## How many yards are in a ton?

Regarding this, “how many yards in a ton?”, generally for estimating purpose 1 yard of gravel weighs around 3000 pounds and 1 US ton = 2000 pounds, so yards in a ton = 2000/3000 =

**0.66 cubic yards**, therefore, there are 0.66 yards in a ton.## How much rock do I need to cover an area?

How much landscaping rock do I need?

Material | Suggested Depth | Coverage Area per 1 ton |
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3”-8” rock | 3”-8” | 60 square feet |

1”-3” rock | 1”-3” | 80 square feet |

3/4”-1” screened gravel | 2” | 100 square feet |

5/8”-1/2” screened gravel | 2” | 120 square feet |

## How far does a ton of gravel spread?

A ton of gravel will cover

**approximately 100 square feet, 2 inches deep**.## How do you calculate square footage of landscape rock?

Rock Coverage Calculation

To calculate this size, **measure the length and width of the project area**. Multiplying those numbers will give you the square footage (or square meters for our metric friends). For example, if your project area is 20 feet long by 20 feet wide, your coverage area is 400 square feet.

## How do I calculate how many rocks I need for landscaping?

**Divide the desired depth for your**landscape rock in inches by 12 to convert it to feet. For instance, if you want the rock to be 2 inches deep, divide 2 by 12, which equals 0.1667 feet. Multiply the length by the width by the desired depth in feet for your landscape rock to find the number of cubic feet you will need.

## How do you calculate stone?

**Multiply the length (L), in feet, by the width (W), in feet, by the height (H), in feet, and divide by 27**. This will tell you how many cubic yards of crushed stone you need. When using this equation, make sure all of your measurements are in feet.

## How do I calculate how much rock I need?

**Length in feet x Width in feet x Depth in feet**(inches divided by 12). Take the total and divide by 21.6 (the amount of cubic feet in a ton). The final figure will be the estimated amount of tons required.

## How much river pebbles do I need?

To find this number, decide how deep you want the rocks to be, such as 2 inches. Convert the inches into feet by dividing 2 by 12 to get 0.167.

**Multiply the square footage of the area by the desired depth**, such as 60 times 0.167 for about 10 cubic feet.## What size rock is best for landscaping?

Stones that are

**1-3″**are the perfect fit for creating a water feature that will become the centerpiece of your property. These rocks can be used to construct or enhance waterfalls, river beds and to surround ponds or other aspects of your landscape. This river rock is also the ideal size for mulch replacement.## How many sq ft does a ton of river rock cover?

50-75 sq. ft

One (1) ton of river rock covers approximately a

**50-75 sq.****ft**.## How many number 57 stones do I need?

Calculate #57 Granite Stone

Coverage (Square feet) | 400 | sq ft |
---|---|---|

Volume (Cubic yards) | 2.5 | cu yd |

Estimated amount (Pounds) | 5,951 | lb |

Estimated amount (Tons) | 2.98 | ton |

Amount +15% compression | 3.42 | ton |

## How is pebble stone calculated?

General rule of thumb to work out the amount of pebble you will need is to allow

**70-80Kg per square meter**. The depth of coverage would be at the minimum end of the scale at this meterage. If you have pavers to consider add up the total area and subtract the amount of paving you have bought/laid.## Can you put stone over mulch?

## Which is better lava rock or mulch?

Lava rock absorbs heat during the day and releases it during the night. Rock mulches generally slow evaporation from the soil, although if days are warm,

**dark mulch**means higher temperatures, with faster evaporation. If installed with a fabric weed barrier underneath, lava rock creates an effective weed suppressant.## What do you put under river rocks?

River rock requires

**a weed barrier fabric**to be laid underneath it to prevent weeds and also to prevent the rock from sinking into the soil. The average river rock bed lasts 10-15 years. Weed seeds and silt blow in and leaves and twigs fall from trees and bushes and decay.