View Full Version : What should I price for digging up crape myrtles

Tennessee Turf Surfer
06-03-2010, 09:51 PM
Hey just curious what everyone would charge for Diggin up 20 Crape myrtles? Easy to get to but by hand no bobcat this time.

06-03-2010, 11:30 PM
How big are they, and how long do you think it will take you? I think size makes a BIG difference in this scenario. I've dug up bushes before literally in about 30-45 seconds each, but I imagine that a good-sized Crape Myrtle would take A LOT longer than that.

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
06-03-2010, 11:37 PM
like said before need to know how big they are where they are being disposed off not enough information to determined the answer

06-04-2010, 12:00 AM
Ain't no telling, all depends on the size of that root ball,
personally speaking I do NOT "dig" bushes up by hand.

Unless it's a small one...
And usually boxwoods, azaleas, hollies and crepe myrtles don't qualify lol

Way I do it is cut it off with the chainsaw, then bring in the stump grinder.
I am usually amazed how fast folks back off the idea once they hear that!
It does a good job, but I think they believe it means it's going to be expensive.
Guess they wanted to hear how I'd tie a chain to it and pull it out with my truck? :nono:
Fact is I find grinding is the cheapest way, too bad they were thinking I was going to sweat up a storm for minimum wage.
Sorry, had to let that out lol

But stump grinding out the root ball works out pretty decent.

Hawg City Lawns
06-04-2010, 01:23 AM
crape myrtles grow like trees here like when someone wants them trimmed up you bring your chainsaw you might want to look into renting a bobcat