Shrub Trimming Job Pricing

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Aura Lawns, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    How would ya'll price this? The customer is really laid back and doesn't care about appearance of the shrubs. I charge $35 per hour and I am working solo. I have all the equipment that I need. I was thinking 3 hours of work...

    What do think?

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  2. southernturfpros

    southernturfpros LawnSite Member
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    3hrs... Are you trimming with hand clippers? If you are already there mowing $30 shouldn't take more than 10 min to trim and clean up with regular hedge trimmers.
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  3. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Can not tell how much work is there. Remember cleanup part always takes longer then the trimming part.

    If you think there is three hours of work then that job should go for $180.
     
  4. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't already mow there, maybe it is more like 1:30 but I don't know. The trimmers are electric...
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  5. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    The bushes aren't really overgrown. Decent bit of work but not huge.
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  6. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    his rate is $35/hr
    nobody will pay him $180 to trim 3 bunches of yews LOL
    I think youre in the ballpark of $50-60
     
  7. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is that what the bushes are called... Yews?
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  8. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    Yes those are yews. I generally charge 5-10 per shrub per shrub.
     
  9. xstatikplus

    xstatikplus LawnSite Senior Member
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    Depending on how much it's over grown,type and size I'm sure.
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  10. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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