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Old 03-07-2012, 09:32 AM
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Huge holly trimming

I was contacted by one of my customers in a very old and wealthy area of town where I typically take care of her lawn. She wants me to cut back six 10ft tall hollies that line her driveway. She wants them cut back a substantial amount. I typically get an average price of hedge trimming by going by the amount of shrubs i trim but this job is significantly different.

How would you go about charging for this job?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:36 AM
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Probably base it on how many hours it will take you plus dump/removal fees.

Also, I could be wrong, but I don't think its ever a good idea to remove or cut back more then 1/3 of a shrub at any given time. Could cause serious problems especially if they are old and established.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:54 AM
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I have explained that it's not healthy but she wants it no matter what.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:37 AM
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I have explained that it's not healthy but she wants it no matter what.
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As long as you do the pruning this spring, the hollyies will generate new growth from the larger stems. I have a customer that has me cut her hollies back every 3-4 years to basically stumps. They are at least 25 years old, and look fantastic. You aren't going to hurt them. Go for it! I would also charge by the job (which would have the disposal fee a part of the total job). Good Luck!!
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