Trimming Prices $$$$

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by BCnj, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. BCnj

    BCnj LawnSite Member
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    well I have been the trimming by how many hrs i think it would take and by my hourly rate. i just wanna see how much everyone would charge and go about trimming. Also, 3 are 8ft. tall evergreens then the rest are 6ft. and under. all together there are 11 shrubs and bushes.
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Should be less than 2 hrs., and an hour of cleanup.
    Unless you are cleaning off of mulch. Then there is an aggravation charge.
     
  3. scalpit77

    scalpit77 LawnSite Member
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    I usually charge $35/hour for this kind of stuff. Are you gas shearing or deep pruning? That makes a ton of difference in time. I also agree with the aggravation charge of cleaning off of mulch.:angry:
     
  4. BCnj

    BCnj LawnSite Member
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    am using electric trimmers that are black & decker
     
  5. scalpit77

    scalpit77 LawnSite Member
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    Make sure they're sharp and go to work. Cleaning up will be the worst part.
     
  6. BCnj

    BCnj LawnSite Member
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    will i profit off of chargin $35 dollars for 2hrs. and prolly another hr. for clean up n if i have another worker with me i might bring 2 workers besides myself
     
  7. scalpit77

    scalpit77 LawnSite Member
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    Have to charge for the two extra guys too. You'll get done faster though.
     
  8. PrecisionLandscapingEast

    PrecisionLandscapingEast LawnSite Member
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    35 an hour, you are short changing yourself. No less than $75.00 an hour, probably more like $100 an hour for this job, because of the aggravation of the large evergreens. Do not be affraid to charge people.
     
  9. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you talking about electric hedge clipppers? Hmm, how long is the cutting blade, dual sided or single? Charge $1/minute for the job and present the bill to the client. Don't be afraid to charge. You have to make a profit.
     
  10. scalpit77

    scalpit77 LawnSite Member
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    BCnj, I probably shouldn't have commented on this. Things are more expensive where you are. You can't charge $75-$100/ hour down here. You can, but you'll get few responses.
     

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