View Full Version : Trimming Prices $$$$

09-19-2007, 07:01 PM
well I have been the trimming by how many hrs i think it would take and by my hourly rate. i just wanna see how much everyone would charge and go about trimming. Also, 3 are 8ft. tall evergreens then the rest are 6ft. and under. all together there are 11 shrubs and bushes.

09-21-2007, 10:37 AM
Should be less than 2 hrs., and an hour of cleanup.
Unless you are cleaning off of mulch. Then there is an aggravation charge.

09-25-2007, 10:06 AM
I usually charge $35/hour for this kind of stuff. Are you gas shearing or deep pruning? That makes a ton of difference in time. I also agree with the aggravation charge of cleaning off of mulch.:angry:

09-26-2007, 11:20 AM
am using electric trimmers that are black & decker

09-26-2007, 05:23 PM
Make sure they're sharp and go to work. Cleaning up will be the worst part.

09-26-2007, 06:24 PM
will i profit off of chargin $35 dollars for 2hrs. and prolly another hr. for clean up n if i have another worker with me i might bring 2 workers besides myself

09-27-2007, 09:50 AM
Have to charge for the two extra guys too. You'll get done faster though.

10-02-2007, 05:02 PM
35 an hour, you are short changing yourself. No less than $75.00 an hour, probably more like $100 an hour for this job, because of the aggravation of the large evergreens. Do not be affraid to charge people.

10-02-2007, 05:17 PM
Are you talking about electric hedge clipppers? Hmm, how long is the cutting blade, dual sided or single? Charge $1/minute for the job and present the bill to the client. Don't be afraid to charge. You have to make a profit.

10-02-2007, 05:46 PM
BCnj, I probably shouldn't have commented on this. Things are more expensive where you are. You can't charge $75-$100/ hour down here. You can, but you'll get few responses.