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Hedge Trimming

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by CuttinUP, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    How often are some of you trimming the bushes? and how are you quoting it?
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,900

    I just figure my bills for the month and thats usually what I bid. Now if I really have alot of bills due I might trim twice that month to justify the cost to the customer :D :D
  3. aclassic

    aclassic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    trimming season for me starts june 1, this generally allows bushes to get most of their new growth out before trimming. after that, i may have to come by maybe once to retrim, some places once per year is enough. if i trim before june 1 i generally have to come back sooner. i also only use hand-held shears (okatsune-the best) this takes much longer, but gives a better cut and is better for the plant (no hot blades, or lubricant on plant).
    as far as pricing goes, i just kinda figure how long it will take and do a hourly rate on it.
  4. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    Most of mine get done 2 to 3 times a year, depending on the growth. I try to figure around 40 per hour because that is dang hard work!
  5. GrassMasterNC

    GrassMasterNC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    3 times per year starting in may/june.
  6. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Hi, 3-times on full service accounts, $75+ per man hour[ & if you need a ladder!] useing echo trimmer on the pole, formal heges almost always need 2-3 trims [ under 6 inches], if its over that it a custom price for a custom job. payup

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