Our Guarantee

Thanks for buying a plant from Bookcliff Gardens. Our goal is that you be successful with every plant you purchase from us. We'll try to give you as much information and instruction as it takes to make this happen. If you have any questions, please ask! We'll do our best to answer them. However, since this is not a perfect world, and in spite of the best of both of our efforts, plants sometimes die. If this happens within the first year after buying the plant from us, we will replace it; give you an equal amount of credit; or refund the purchase price. You must have your receipt for the guarantee to be honored. We limit our guarantee to replacing a plant only once, and the guarantee does not apply to annual bedding plants, perennials  or house plants. If you're having a problem with a plant, come in and talk to us about it; we'll try to find out what happened so we won't lose another plant. It's in both of our interests that the plants you buy from us grow and thrive. We want you to be successful!

Services Available

Bookcliff Gardens offers Professional Landscape and Installation Services. Planting and Delivery Services are also available. Professionals are always on hand with useful information and advice about tree, lawn and garden care.

The planting crews at Bookcliff Gardens are trained landscape technicians. Our goal is to ensure proper installation of your trees and shrubs. When you purchase your plant(s)we will schedule the planting.

Our planting crew typically consists of two planting technicians, and we bill labor at the rate of $55.00 per hour for the first technician plus $45.00 per hour for a total of $100.00 per hour for a two man crew. You will be billed from the point of loading or leaving the previous job location to the time when the crew is leaving your residence. There is a minimum charge of $100.00 for labor.

If you have any questions or changes regarding your planting, call our Garden Center at  242-7766.

If you will not be there when the planting is to be done, we need to know the exact location of where you want the plant placed. Talk to the landscaping department when your planting is being scheduled.

Put some thought into where your underground sprinkler system and utilities might be. We will try to avoid any damage to any buried pipes; however, we do find them occasionally. We will repair them immediately, however, you will be billed for the time and materials used to repair the damage.

Our crews will install your plants to the following guidelines:

  • The planting hole width will be twice the width of the container the plant comes in, or 8"-12" larger than the rootball of the tree. The hole will be dug 1"-2" shallower than the depth of the root ball of the plant.
  • We will incorporate amendment and root stimulator to the planting. You will be billed for the actual amount used in installing your plant.
  • We recommend staking most trees after planting. An additional $17.50 per tree will be charged for staking materials. We recommend that you remove the stakes after one year.
  • Trees that are planted in a lawn area will be left with a 12" ring around the tree free of turf. This helps prevent damage to the base of the tree from lawn mowers and string trimmers.
  • We will water the plant at the time of planting.

A Note About Pot Sizes

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (and enforced by the Colorado Department of Agriculture) has mandated that all nursery containers be called by a name that accurately denotes the true volume of the container. No longer can we call a plant a "5 Gallon" plant or a "#5" plant. We now have to list the size of the pot in both English and metric units. The following is a listing of the true volumes of the various pots sizes we sell. We apologize for any confusion this may cause.

Old Name Metric Units English Units
#1 or 1 gallon 2.8 liter .74 gal.
#2 or 2 gallon 6.0 liter 1.6 gal.
#3 or 3 gallon 9.0 liter 2.4 gal.
#5 or 5 gallon 14.9 liter 3.9 gal.
#6 or 6 gallon 19.0 liter 5.0 gal.
#7 or 7 gallon 24.6 liter 6.5 gal.
#10 or 10 gallon 34.1 liter 9.0 gal.
#15 or 15 gallon 54.9 liter 14.5 gal.
#20 or 20 gallon 74.2 liter 19.6 gal.
#24 or 24” fiber 112.2 liter 29.6 gal.
#25 or 25 gallon 104.5 liter 27.6 gal.

Delivery Charges Per Trip

(Up to 6 Yards on the Truck at a Time)

Local, Redlands, O.M., Clifton 40.00

Fruita, Palisade 50.00

Loma, Whitewater 60.00

Out Of Town (No Out of Town Dump Truck Deliveries) $3.50 Per Loaded Mile

ANNUAL BEDDING PLANTS   ARBORVITAE
BAGGED MULCHES   BAGGED POTTING SOILS
BAGGED SOIL AMENDMENTS   BAMBOO
BROADLEAF EVERGREENS    BULK GRASS SEED
BULK SOIL AMENDMENTS   GRAPES AND SMALL FRUITS
GRASSES, ORNAMENTAL   HERBS
JUNIPERS    LAWN & GARDEN FERTILIZERS
LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES   MISCELLANEOUS EVERGREENS 
PERENNIALS & GROUNDCOVERS    PINES 
POTS   ROSES
SHADE & ORNAMENTAL TREES   SHRUBS, DWARF DECIDUOUS 
SHRUBS, MEDIUM DECIDUOUS   SHRUBS, TALL DECIDUOUS 
SHRUBS, NATIVE / XERIC   SPRUCE 
VEGETABLES    VINES
WEED BARRIER FABRICS