Published on 02/19/09

UGA workshop to help landscapers make better bids

University of Georgia

To help landscapers better bid on and estimate the costs of their jobs, the University of Georgia is holding a workshop March 12-13 in Athens, Ga. UGA specialists will discuss landscape installation, maintenance and software programs they’ve developed to make running a landscape business easier.

Participants will learn how to use Excel-based cost estimating and bidding spreadsheets developed by UGA faculty. Day one will focus on landscape installation cost estimating using Hort Scape software. Day two will focus on landscape maintenance cost estimating using Hort Management software. The daylong workshops will start at 8:30 a.m. each day in Conner Hall room 202 on the UGA Athens campus.

The cost is $150 for both days or $100 for either day. The fee includes breaks, lunch, handouts and copies of the software. For more information, call (706) 542-2861 or visit

Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.