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How and what should I charge for trimming bushes?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by bebyb, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. bebyb

    bebyb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    I have been getting some business trimming bushes. Should I charge for trimming the bushes, then charge for hauling the clippings off, or should I include the cost of hauling them off in the total price? If I should charge separately for hauling the clippings off, what would be a good price to charge?
     
  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    What type of bushes are you trimming and how many? can you post a picture?
     
  3. Creative Cuts

    Creative Cuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    charge all one price and if they ask why so much tell hem u have to dispose of clippings.
     
  4. bebyb

    bebyb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Thanks for the info. I am new at this so, how do you post pictures?
     
  5. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ama,La
    Posts: 1,604

    I would say charge them $1.00 a minute. $10.00 if it take you 10 minutes. And maybe $15-$20 extra to haul them off. But make it all one price :weightlifter:
     
  6. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    I have not posted pictures on this site before
    You should know the type you are pruning,this has a lot to do with pricing
    :)
     
  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    what does it matter what he is trimming
    He asking a Billing ??
    I charge for the job and a haul off fee
     
  8. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    If you are trimming boxwood you can bag the debris and blow the fine stuff.

    If you are trimming Burford Holly or bayberry there is a lot more debris and ground clean up. I normally will charge 20-25$ per plant to cover a holly.
    Hauling is 65.00 a load extra.

    I only charge 10-15 per plant for a boxwood.Hauling is an extra 25.00 plus bag cost.
    :)
     
  9. Lawn Dept

    Lawn Dept LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I charge $3 to $5 for most smaller shrubs.
     
  10. bebyb

    bebyb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

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