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motichka218
06-25-2009, 12:19 PM
what are you guys charging to trim shrubs/bushes. also to clean it all up

david shumaker
06-25-2009, 07:17 PM
I charged $40.00 for the shrubs I did today. It took about an hour, but would have taken less time if I hadn't disturbed some yellow jackets.

I try to estimate how long it will take and give people a flat price. I shoot for $40.00 - $50.00 an hour. I don't quote an hourly price because the customer usually thinks it's too much. They don't know how long it will take, so a flat price may sound cheaper to them. It's hard to estimate exactly how long it will take, so how much you make may flutuate some.

Small shrubs can be knocked out in no time once you've done them for awhile. Watch your legs as those gas powered clippers can take a hunk out of your leg if they slip and come across your leg.

Roadboy
06-26-2009, 02:09 AM
Just "trimming shrubs" should always be part of your regular maintenance. You should do it with scissors, if it's just a trim. :)

grasswhacker
06-26-2009, 05:52 AM
$50-60 hr for 3 hrs or less. $40-49 hr for more than 3 hours. Also depends on the difficulty, ie topiary, hard to reach or get to shrubs.
I always charge a lot for taxus, because I hate trimming taxus.

Stillwater
06-28-2009, 03:47 AM
$50-60 hr for 3 hrs or less. $40-49 hr for more than 3 hours. Also depends on the difficulty, ie topiary, hard to reach or get to shrubs.
I always charge a lot for taxus, because I hate trimming taxus.

why do you charge less for longer hours?

grasswhacker
06-28-2009, 05:41 AM
why do you charge less for longer hours?

Less behind the wheel time. Travel time = lost $