Hedge Trimming

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by gordnfan, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. gordnfan

    gordnfan LawnSite Member
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    How long will it take to trim 100 ft of hedge? and how much would you charge?.....the hedge is 5ft tall and 4 ft wide.....will be using a 24" gas trimmer
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    What's the hedge?
     
  3. gordnfan

    gordnfan LawnSite Member
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    its a boxwood
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Probably 2 hours. With cleanup, around $300
     
  5. gordnfan

    gordnfan LawnSite Member
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    thanks rodfather...appreciate it
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    The reason I asked what the hedge was because if it were Forsythia, I might have gone higher with the amount of time to trim and what to charge. With 24" clippers, you'll go through that like Grant went through Richmond.
     
  7. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
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    what about using your hourly rate
     
  8. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ya, right. Tell the customer that it'll be 100 or 150 an hour, and watch them have a heart attack.
    Give them a price, and if, because you have specialized equipment you can do it quickly,and they agreed to that price, then that is your gain.
    Crawdad
     

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