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Old 06-17-2014, 08:12 PM
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Shrub pruning price ?

Did a job today for a commercial business in my town. He's a customer of mine, do the lawn at the business and he had a bunch of overgrown shrubs he wanted done near the entrance. Probably four years overdue on pruning. Also two low trees trimmed near the road to clear up the sign.
5 green buckets of waste and half bed of tree material
3 hours solo
What to charge ?

Didn't help that it was 90 degrees and humid today
$300?

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:16 PM
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Did a job today for a commercial business in my town. He's a customer of mine, do the lawn at the business and he had a bunch of overgrown shrubs he wanted done near the entrance. Probably four years overdue on pruning. Also two low trees trimmed near the road to clear up the sign.
5 green buckets of waste and half bed of tree material
3 hours solo
What to charge ?

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At least $60 an hour or more depending on how fast you are and how good it looks.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:23 PM
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did you do the take away? I assume you did. For that I'd charge $300.

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Old 06-17-2014, 10:12 PM
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I would of went for $180 then tagged on $60 more to haul the waste away. Though I would of not broken the job down like that to the customer. I would of given him one price.

I have one commercial job. When I do their clean up I can not leave the debris bags along the curb.
On my residential jobs I always tell the customers that the bags are left for the town. They are already paying the town so why pay me additional to haul it away.

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Old 06-17-2014, 10:58 PM
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Yes the debris was taken away. They pick up at the road but there's no way I'm bagging all that up. Even when I cut. It's easier to dump the catcher into a green bucket than bagging it. Even bagged they only pick up on Mondays. Now id have to inconvenience the customer to bring it out.

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Old 06-18-2014, 02:00 PM
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So I would think a dump run is going to chew up an hour or more of your time, cost gas, and dump fees. That should be worth $100. Then the labor of the lawn service job itself is somewhere in the $200 range.

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Old 06-18-2014, 07:21 PM
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Yes the debris was taken away. They pick up at the road but there's no way I'm bagging all that up. Even when I cut. It's easier to dump the catcher into a green bucket than bagging it. Even bagged they only pick up on Mondays. Now id have to inconvenience the customer to bring it out.

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Yes the scope of the job can make bagging the wrong choice. I did not bag a 90' Privet hedge trim job this past spring. I just barely got all the debris loaded onto my 5 x 10 trailer.
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