Published on 03/04/10

UGA workshop to help landscapers make better bids

To help landscapers better estimate the costs of their jobs and make better bids, the University of Georgia is holding a workshop March 11-12 in Athens, Ga.

Specialists with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 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. Day one will focus on estimating landscape installation costs using Hort Scape software. Day two will focus on estimating landscape maintenance costs 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 the Web site

Stephanie Schupska is the communications coordinator with the University of Georgia Honors College.