shrub pricing

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sj777, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. sj777

    sj777 LawnSite Member
    from tampa
    Posts: 5

    do most of you guys charge extra for shrub trimming, or do you usually include it in your bids.also how much extra do you charge for standard shrub trimming?
  2. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    We definitely charge extra for this. It just depends on how much time it takes, how many there are and how big they are. Estimate how much time it'll take and multiply by your rate. Or come up with a fixed rate per shrub.
  3. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,157

    Dont forget to look at how hard cleanup will be for instance will you raking or blowing the debri out of rocks,mulch or just of the grass. You may want to thro down some tarps. Its the cleanup that sucks. Also how tall and wide are the shrubs.
  4. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    TNT is right. Clean-up is really where you need to consider what it is really costing you (especially in dispoal/dump fees) to base your price on otherwise you'll be losing money.
  5. Poncho25

    Poncho25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    With the talk of cleanup in the air....I have a few yards where they use mulch and i just clean up the big pieces, the rest i blow down to the bottom of the shrub as its biodegradable and is a good self fert. I let my clients know this and they have no issues as long as it doesn't look bad.

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