Hedge trimming

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by DJ Contracting, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just wondering what you guys charge for trimming hedges on an average, last year i was charging $5.00 per bush with a minimum of $30.00 per job. Am i in the ballpark or am i to low/high. I don't want to be called a lowballer however i,t seems that this is the market price around here.
     
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We charged on average $12 per shrub/bush. Some were $10 and some were $15, although there were ocassions when we got into some that were quite large and we charged $25-$45 depending on size
     
  3. Blades Lawn Care

    Blades Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    +1, most are between $10-$15 for average size shrubs (15-30 ft. long, 4-6 ft. high). but I have had some freaking monsters. Like, 70-80 ft. long, 15 ft. high!!
     
  4. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
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    I guess the size i was talking about would be 2' tall by 3' round/square not to large.
     
  5. Blades Lawn Care

    Blades Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Hey, for a shrub that size, I think $5 sounds real good. You could knock that shrub down in about a minute. payup
     
  6. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah Blades those are the typical size that i have been trimming nothing to large but thanks for the info on larger shrubs.
     
  7. kfish

    kfish LawnSite Member
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    I trim a fair amount of bushes throughout the season and a typical trim job for me is usuall somewhere between 65.-85. and am generally there from 30-60 minutes. I have a place to dispose and burn for free or I throw the trimmings in my trash. For no more than you pay for a good hedge trimmer there is a lot of good money made trimming bushes. It's such a natural offering to your customers and it makes such a big difference when you're done.
     
  8. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
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    I have never priced per bush. I just try to make 50-75 per man hour. There is alot of money in pruning. Alot of lawn monkeys do not want to touch hedges because it hard manual labor, but I love it. I think it is more profitable than mowing.
     
  9. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
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    I charge about $5 per bush sometimes. Other times I just look at it and price by the job. Usally if I price by the job it's when it's really overgrowb bushes or them long tall ones like Green-Pro & Blades Lawn Care are talking about.
     
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    all hedge trimming for us is by the man-hour
     

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