View Full Version : how much should i charge

Schrock Lawns
04-15-2011, 08:02 PM
how much should i charge for the hedges its just me doin it

04-15-2011, 08:14 PM
by hand or with a hedge trimmer?

04-15-2011, 08:48 PM
those little ones are so ugly see if you could upsell them and put new ones in lol

04-15-2011, 08:51 PM
every bit you can get.

Schrock Lawns
04-15-2011, 09:11 PM
ill be doing it with trimmers

04-17-2011, 12:58 PM
Not much, shouldnt take you longer than 20 min. Try and sell them a full clean-up. The yard looks pretty bad, weeds in the cracks, grass looks terrible. Sell them a full clean-up with fertilizer. Otherwise charge them what your basic rate is. Mine would be $40 for something small or my clean-up rates start off at $125.

Think Green
04-17-2011, 01:31 PM
There is a few other things to consider on this site.
1. The front window shrubbery are suffering severely from either lack of water stress during the summer and improper planting depth.
2. Poor drainage and nasty soil in bed. Check depth of mulch around shrubs.
3. Encroaching grasses in the beds will ****** healthy plant growth.
4. The tree in the photo has the classic mulch volcano pile around the root flare.
Needs to be removed and roots trimmed. Thin layer of mulch installed back.
5. Other plants need to be pruned back to a reliable shape.

I can also say that there may be water holding in the beds after rains. It will soak out the front plants.

04-17-2011, 02:05 PM
50 bucks and I would round up the cracks for free ;)

Think Green
04-17-2011, 05:03 PM
Did any of you notice the age of the original poster. He is 12 and doesn't know how to bid this job. I think anything that is done to the shrubbery is an improvement. Acknowledging him to go around and applying roundup to the cracks is not justifying the legalities of this industry. He may as well spray the beds too!!!
This is why I didn't give him any kind of money amount to this thread. Each has to crawl before they walk, and walk before they run. He still has some crawling to do before he is ready to barrel into the herbicide business don't you think.??

Schrock Lawns
04-17-2011, 08:22 PM
ya i am 12 i dont do anything involving fertlizer or roundup that kind of stuff besides on my own lawn

Hoy landscaping
04-17-2011, 10:28 PM
Hey i started at 12 too. When you first start out i would charge by the hour. Something like 30 per hour. You will start to learn what jobs take how long and learn what the jobs are worth

04-17-2011, 10:32 PM
But you're using power equipment??!!

04-18-2011, 03:02 AM
This is most likely his own house. I do not know what a gallon of gas runs you in your area, but 1 gallon should cover all of the shrubs, then ignite. That should char the leaves and smaller branches and leave you with beautiful 1 inch diameter stubs. Charge an amusement tax along with the labor charge.