Shrubs??

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ChadA, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was curious about what to charge for trimming shrubs. I had a lady ask me today. She has about 8 shrubs all about 6' tall and about 4-6' wide(round shrubs). Whats a good for formula for est. a job like this. What would you charge? Thanks..
     
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Depends on several things...type of shrub-how much growth needs removed, etc..
    a.) hand sheared or machine sheared ?
    b.) shape desired- free form or tight and compact?
    c.) location for clipping removal, on site?
    d.) equipment at your disposal to trim them?
     
  3. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
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    She wants them round. 3 of them are by them self but are up against house so only the front will need trimmed. I will only be trimming 6" off at the most. I will be removing them. I only have hand clippers but I need a good reason to buy a gas powered one. THis seams like as good a reason as any.
    How much for the est with gas powered clippers.
    Thanks.
     
  4. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
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    "Only the front?" I always trim the shrubs off the house. Give them a few inches of breathing room.
    Crawdad
     
  5. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    1 hours worth of work, I d say about $125
     
  6. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats around what I was thinking.
     
  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    With the right trimmers(Shin 24"), you could do that easily in 30-40 minutes, 20 minutes tops with 2 guys, one cutting and one doing cleanup as you go. 75-80.00 on the low end would be fair with 125.00 at the higher end of the range. Add about 20% or so to your time figure for using hand shears.
     
  8. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
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    What type of shubbery are they, if you know? Just to get a better idea on pricing.

    Jason
     
  9. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry im not sure what type they are.
     
  10. jimmyq

    jimmyq LawnSite Member
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    I hate to be a smart ass but if you dont know what they are, how do you know how to prune them properly? at the least, post some pictures here and let some members help ID them for you so you can do the job right.
     

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