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ChadA
12-09-2004, 12:27 AM
I was curious about what to charge for trimming shrubs. I had a lady ask me today. She has about 8 shrubs all about 6' tall and about 4-6' wide(round shrubs). Whats a good for formula for est. a job like this. What would you charge? Thanks..

impactlandscaping
12-09-2004, 12:46 AM
Depends on several things...type of shrub-how much growth needs removed, etc..
a.) hand sheared or machine sheared ?
b.) shape desired- free form or tight and compact?
c.) location for clipping removal, on site?
d.) equipment at your disposal to trim them?

ChadA
12-09-2004, 02:33 AM
She wants them round. 3 of them are by them self but are up against house so only the front will need trimmed. I will only be trimming 6" off at the most. I will be removing them. I only have hand clippers but I need a good reason to buy a gas powered one. THis seams like as good a reason as any.
How much for the est with gas powered clippers.
Thanks.

crawdad
12-09-2004, 06:29 AM
She wants them round. 3 of them are by them self but are up against house so only the front will need trimmed. I will only be trimming 6" off at the most. I will be removing them. I only have hand clippers but I need a good reason to buy a gas powered one. THis seams like as good a reason as any.
How much for the est with gas powered clippers.
Thanks.
"Only the front?" I always trim the shrubs off the house. Give them a few inches of breathing room.
Crawdad

SodKing
12-09-2004, 08:33 AM
1 hours worth of work, I d say about $125

ChadA
12-09-2004, 09:45 AM
Thats around what I was thinking.

impactlandscaping
12-09-2004, 03:52 PM
With the right trimmers(Shin 24"), you could do that easily in 30-40 minutes, 20 minutes tops with 2 guys, one cutting and one doing cleanup as you go. 75-80.00 on the low end would be fair with 125.00 at the higher end of the range. Add about 20% or so to your time figure for using hand shears.

Wolfie's L&L
12-10-2004, 10:07 PM
What type of shubbery are they, if you know? Just to get a better idea on pricing.

Jason

ChadA
12-13-2004, 07:33 PM
Sorry im not sure what type they are.

jimmyq
12-14-2004, 04:34 AM
I hate to be a smart ass but if you dont know what they are, how do you know how to prune them properly? at the least, post some pictures here and let some members help ID them for you so you can do the job right.

ChadA
12-14-2004, 09:37 AM
well smart a$$ I didn't know you had to know exactly what kind they are to trim them, Its not rocket science. Besides she only wants a few inches taken off in most parts.