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Old 08-14-2010, 11:19 PM
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Wow, I had a similar job this week. I charged $200 and it took me 12 hours, no power tools at all, no helpers. That's the last time I bid a hedge job, at least without the right tools. I'm just starting out and can't afford any new equipment. Eventually I'll get up to snuff but for now, just hand tools, and muscle.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:31 PM
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i know this is an old thread, but wondering how some of you bid hedge trimming these days?

I don't do contracts now i just price everything by the job. I shoot for $50.00 an hour plus dump fee of $30.00. I try to arrange to dump clippings in woods or leave for trash pick-up when possible so i can leave a cheaper price. I did one hedge trimming job last week, 3.5 hours trimming/clean-up/removal $175.00. they haven't paid yet, its been a week but i have a feeling they are gonna make a big deal about the $175.00 even though its what i told them at the start.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:10 PM
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generally if you dont know how long it will take you price job hourly rate X estimate hours + 25%. remember all the things like dump, clean up, etc...
usually best to give customer total price not hourly price.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:35 PM
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i usually figure the time and add 20percent
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:45 PM
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$85 per hr+hauling debris away. Ifs its a lot of trimming, (I learned the hard way) its better to charge by the hour vs a fixed price.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:37 PM
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Hard to take advice for pricing on a website. If I charged some of the prices I hear on this site I wouldn't get ANY business. Prices vary depending on your economy. An average middle class lot around here is 1/4 acre or smaller.. and the lawn business is fierce. Mow job is typically $30-$35 on 1/4 acre... and a typical amount of shrubs would be another $20. It varies of course. I'm in west Texas.. and this market isn't even close to the rest of the country. We are also 95% bermuda grass and 5% fescue. We are in an extreme drought, last year we had over 90 days of 100+ degree temperatures and watering your yard is limited to 1 day a week with sprinklers from 6pm to 10am, enforced with fines..or you can hand water anytime. each house has an assigned watering day according to the last number of their address. Easy for them to check if your watering on the correct day.. if not.. they hit you with a fine. Also, your water bill is tiered into gallons of use.. if you break into the next tier by using to much water.. you pay alot extra per gallon.

What were we talking about again? oh ya... shrubs... =)
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:49 PM
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Hedges are about 30' an hour including clean up. So figure out the time then apply your hourly rate.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:01 AM
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Hard to take advice for pricing on a website. If I charged some of the prices I hear on this site I wouldn't get ANY business. Prices vary depending on your economy. An average middle class lot around here is 1/4 acre or smaller.. and the lawn business is fierce. Mow job is typically $30-$35 on 1/4 acre... and a typical amount of shrubs would be another $20. It varies of course. I'm in west Texas.. and this market isn't even close to the rest of the country. We are also 95% bermuda grass and 5% fescue. We are in an extreme drought, last year we had over 90 days of 100+ degree temperatures and watering your yard is limited to 1 day a week with sprinklers from 6pm to 10am, enforced with fines..or you can hand water anytime. each house has an assigned watering day according to the last number of their address. Easy for them to check if your watering on the correct day.. if not.. they hit you with a fine. Also, your water bill is tiered into gallons of use.. if you break into the next tier by using to much water.. you pay alot extra per gallon.

What were we talking about again? oh ya... shrubs... =)
Im with you brother! Im in East Texas Dallas area & I charge right at $40 to the front of a house & prolly $60 if their out of control & I always charge half of the cost to trim for haul off. So if its $40 in hedge trimming. Its $20 to haul off clippings. But I most of the time charge $10 & sometimes even free
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:14 AM
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I have a Shrub trimming Formula book tells size and what to charge
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:21 AM
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We just charge by the hour plus dump fees, I quote by the job though, most people don't get the hourly rate thing for some reason, they just can't understand that it all isn't going in your pocket.
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