ornamental grass

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by DK lawn care, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you guys think charging $5 to $10 per a bush to cut down ornamental grass is to much?
     
  2. JeffW0011

    JeffW0011 LawnSite Member
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    I don't know about price but I learned a valuable ornamental grass lesson today. tie that crap up before you cut it
     
  3. Gardens55

    Gardens55 LawnSite Member
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    Seems quite a lot to me. Then again I don't charge per bush.
     
  4. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gardens, how much do you charge? If i charged 5 per a bush and theirs 35 a bush, that comes out to 175. Thats with cleaning up the yard after random parts of the ornamental grass falls out of the bundal and onto the yard. Also that includes disposal. I think thats a steal. It took me 4 hours with 15 bushs. I dont even want to know how long with 35.
     
  5. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have also learned the hard way to:cry::dizzy: lol
     
  6. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Ohio
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    LOL

    Yes you need to tie it up, thats the best way to get a even cut on them... We use hedge trimmers to cut them.

    We charge by the hour for this type of stuff
     
  7. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ron, how much do u charge per hour?
     
  8. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Ohio
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    WE shoot between 35-45 Hour depending on what were doing and a few other things
     
  9. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    And wear long sleeves doing it....
     
  10. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    4 hour for 15 ornamental grasses is way too long. Put a bunjee or twine around them and whack em with a hedge trimmer. Throw the clippings on a tarp and move on to the next one. Should only be 2-3 minutes per plant including the time to load them in the truck.
     

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