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bebyb
04-23-2012, 08:39 PM
I have been getting some business trimming bushes. Should I charge for trimming the bushes, then charge for hauling the clippings off, or should I include the cost of hauling them off in the total price? If I should charge separately for hauling the clippings off, what would be a good price to charge?

Coffeecraver
04-28-2012, 08:51 PM
What type of bushes are you trimming and how many? can you post a picture?

Creative Cuts
04-28-2012, 09:38 PM
charge all one price and if they ask why so much tell hem u have to dispose of clippings.

bebyb
04-28-2012, 11:17 PM
Thanks for the info. I am new at this so, how do you post pictures?

Kleen Kutz
04-28-2012, 11:25 PM
I have been getting some business trimming bushes. Should I charge for trimming the bushes, then charge for hauling the clippings off, or should I include the cost of hauling them off in the total price? If I should charge separately for hauling the clippings off, what would be a good price to charge?

I would say charge them $1.00 a minute. $10.00 if it take you 10 minutes. And maybe $15-$20 extra to haul them off. But make it all one price :weightlifter:

Coffeecraver
04-28-2012, 11:41 PM
I have not posted pictures on this site before
You should know the type you are pruning,this has a lot to do with pricing
:)

Snyder's Lawn Inc
04-29-2012, 12:30 AM
I have not posted pictures on this site before
You should know the type you are pruning,this has a lot to do with pricing
:)what does it matter what he is trimming
He asking a Billing ??
I charge for the job and a haul off fee

Coffeecraver
04-29-2012, 05:19 AM
If you are trimming boxwood you can bag the debris and blow the fine stuff.

If you are trimming Burford Holly or bayberry there is a lot more debris and ground clean up. I normally will charge 20-25$ per plant to cover a holly.
Hauling is 65.00 a load extra.

I only charge 10-15 per plant for a boxwood.Hauling is an extra 25.00 plus bag cost.
:)

Lawn Dept
04-29-2012, 12:15 PM
I charge $3 to $5 for most smaller shrubs.

bebyb
04-29-2012, 01:00 PM
Here are two pictures that I got from Google Earth. They are not very good pictures, but they kinda give you an idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMl5npMo97U

Coffeecraver
04-29-2012, 05:44 PM
They appear to be small shrubs give a total job price trimming and hauling
8-10 dollars ea.
:)

bebyb
04-29-2012, 11:40 PM
All right, thanks for the info!