De-mossing a tree- what to charge?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by TimCFClandscape, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. TimCFClandscape

    TimCFClandscape LawnSite Member
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    One of my clients has a 15-20 ft dogwood tree that she wants de-mossed. I've never done this before so I have no idea what to charge (will attach pic). I would assume it would take about 2-3 hours at the most, but I'm not making as much as I should be on this yard's maintenance so I want to make as much as I possibly can with this job. What is a good price for this?????

    Thanks!!!

    Deuchler dogwood tree.jpg
     
  2. Andy31

    Andy31 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    Well I am sure there are products you could spray if you were licensed but then you still would be left with removing the dead moss.
    Charge 3.5hrs X _____your hourly fee.
    BTW: Why not just correct your maintenance fee you are charging them?
     
  3. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,470

    Try spraying it with Lime sulphur first. That will help to kill the moss. Use a metal brush to remove the moss, but don't mark up the bark with it. $125.
     
  4. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Look out for redbug's. They like to hang out in spanish moss.
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,267

    Doc, Spanish moss hangs from the branches. You remove it with long 3 tine rakes. Some guys actually harvest it as there is a market for it. No spraying needed. Its all labor.:usflag:
     

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