View Full Version : Hedge trimming question, how much to charge...

04-27-2006, 01:42 AM
what is the going rate for lets say a small business with about 20-25 shrubs no more than 3-4 ft tall...whats the going rate to trim and clean up? Im kinda new with the trimming of hedges so just wondering what everyone else charged...thanks

04-27-2006, 04:10 AM
I don't know what the going rate is but, I use a lot of different things to come up with a price for a job.
Are you working for them now? How much cleanup will there be? What's your time worth if you were doing your other work? Is there a deadline?
These are just a few of the things I ask myself when I put a price on a job.
On bushes/hedges, your equipment cost will be fairly low so your time is going to be a dominant factor. Trimming is the easy part, cleanup is the majority of the job.
I also keep a before/after record with my inexpensive digital camera of most of the jobs I do so I can reference back to how a job was priced.
Good luck.