Published on 03/03/11

UGA workshops help landscapers with cost calculations, bidding

By Stephanie Schupska for CAES News

To help landscapers better estimate the costs of their jobs and bid better, the University of Georgia is holding a workshop March 17-18 in Athens, Ga.

Specialists with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will discuss landscape installation, maintenance, bidding 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 and job bidding 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) 542-0808 or visit To receive registration information by mail or fax, call (706) 542-0808 or (706) 542-2861.

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