Planting Cost Estimating Tips

The timing of planting and the guarantee specifications often determine the costs for establishing tree and shrub growth and a stand of grass or ground cover. Plan the work to coincide with the local planting season.

Maintenance and growth guarantees can add from 20% to 100% to the total landscaping cost. The cost to replace trees and shrubs can be as high as 5% of the total costs, depending on the planting zone, soil conditions, and the time of year.

Cost Estimating Resources from RSMeans

2011 Site Work & Landscape Cost Data Book
Includes unit and assemblies cost tables for sewerage, piped utilities, drainage, paving, site improvements and landscape construction of all types.
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2011 Building Construction Cost Data Book
Thousands of unit costs for building components, arranged in the new CSI MasterFormat® 2010 classification system
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