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Trimming Bushes

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by firecapt13, May 18, 2005.

  1. firecapt13

    firecapt13 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 96

    How do you figure a price for trimming bushes and what is the best way to figure how long it will take. I have a customer that wants bushes trimmed and i have no idea how to price it. Please help
  2. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    You will have to quote an hourly rate. What you think needs to be cut off and how the customer will want the final cut to look are two very different things. Cover your bases so that when they say more still needs to come off, you won't feel pressed to rush, take your time on their dime, do it right.
  3. ncmark

    ncmark LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Let them know you are a professional, and you charge x/hour.
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Are you sheering off and shapeing a hedge?,or just trimming off some wayward growth?Are you deadheading off dead flowers on huge bushes?Or topping a row of Photinia?Will you need power equipment or will you use just hand tools?Need more info can't help with a price without it every job is different.

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