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Old 10-04-2012, 04:24 PM
pseudosun pseudosun is offline
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Need opinion/price on hedge trimming

A new customer i've never seen requested to have his hedges (azaleas) rounded. I picked him up because he moved next door to a long time customer. I've done his yard two or three times, and just text him for my check. I rounded 7 azaleas and put debris on the street. It took me about 20 minutes. There were a couple of nandinas that took me only seconds, so i'm not sure how to charge for that. I fine tuned with my weedeater. Anyway, i told him that i'd add it to to the price of the yard. I don't want to scare him off, but i want to be fair to myself. How much would you charge for that job?
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:23 PM
RussellB RussellB is online now
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I charge $60/ hour for shrub trimming. If you worked 30 minutes charge him $30. It seems that if you don't charge appropriately in the beginning with a new customer, they will always expect a lower price.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:05 PM
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Always charge a minimum of an hour of your time.
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