Tip landscapers?

demeron(Zone 6)May 15, 2013

Design/install firm... Grading, installing trees and shrubs. Shoukd I tip them? How much? What if anything should I do for landscape architect? Kids in college so spare cash is scant, but I don't want to stiff anyone. No idea what is expected. Woukd $20 per day for planting guys be ok? Appreciate any help or experience :)

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Generally there's no expectation of a tip so anything you do is hugely appreciated by all.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 1:00PM
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ditto what marcinde said. They will think you walk on water.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 1:15PM
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deviant-deziner(Oh zone)

A pitcher of cold ice tea or a few cold bottles of soda are always appreciated during the install but beyond that, nothing is expected.

As the designers we always appreciate the generosity of a Thank-you card or a written referral on Houzz , and would consider it icing on the cake.

Nice to hear that you are pleased with your team.
Good clients make great projects.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 4:05PM
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I will echo what others have said here. No tip is expected, however water or soda is always greatly appreciated. That being said, if you want to tip your landscape crew that is just fine as well. I've had many people tip me after doing a beautiful job for them, that had obviously surpassed what they had envisioned. Word of mouth is an excellent "thank you" as well. It's your choice.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 3:43PM
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Yes!! I had two, and tipped each $40, after 12 hours of work. Also bring out a pitcher of iced water/glasses, or bottles of water in a cooler~I had soda and water.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 4:00PM
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