Need Help Badly on Shrub pricing

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jeromet, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. jeromet

    jeromet LawnSite Member
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    I'm a newbie. Ok with priceing everything but shrubs. I've been doing commercial bush hogging so I am doing ok at looking at a property and getting all out of the bids there is to get. But I am worrind about loosing my but on shrubs. I calulate at $50.00 per hour. But dont know where to start on the shrubs. Any help appreciated.
     
  2. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    meaning trimming or planting?.more specifics please.
     
  3. jeromet

    jeromet LawnSite Member
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    trimming and also can u charge by the hour for this kind of service ?
     
  4. jeromet

    jeromet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    All my bushhoggin has been done by the hour. But that has cut myself short. I just cant look at shrubs and tell how long it will take. Is there some kind of formula
     
  5. subs1000w

    subs1000w LawnSite Member
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    i ussually charge by the bush depending on the size i normally charge 5-10 per bush because i figure 1$/min and it only take 5-10min to trim and clean trimmings from a normal sized bush

    if youve never trimmed bushes you should try before you bid this or you could sell yourself short bigtime
     
  6. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do you have any at home?? practice
     
  7. jeromet

    jeromet LawnSite Member
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    I have trimmed my own but with cheap elec equipment and never timed myself. Thank for the info. The home I own now does not have shrubs just azellias. I could buthcer them and time the clean up LOL
     
  8. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do not do that this time of year-- too late. Right after bloom in spring
     
  9. shamus78

    shamus78 LawnSite Member
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    we charge $65.00 an hour for shrub trimming and pruning
     
  10. hughmcjr

    hughmcjr LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Posts: 183


    50.00/hr is good if you are working alone. I would suggest 30.00/hr more for each additional helper over and above the 50.00/hr you charge. If you have you and another helper, 75.00 to 80.00 per hour would be reasonable.
     

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