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  1. Landscape Maintenance
    I have removed branches from one before but have never trimmed one. Do you trim it up just like a normal bush?
  2. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I have a new client that has multiple boxwood hedges around their property that they want trimmed. My estimate is that there are around 350-400 boxwoods total that all form a hedge. What should I bid this at? Some hedges are 35-55 feet long and 3 feet deep. All being knee high, I know some...
  3. Lawn Mowing
    I wanted your guys opinion on this. I have a Ferris walkbehind with a mulching deck, and mulching blades. Most of my customers don’t fertilize, and water their grass daily. So when I cut them, it mulches nicely, it’s dry, no clumps, boom. I took on a few more customers that water their grass...
  4. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hey everyone, I started a small lawn care business last June and was only mowing, trimming and doing clean ups. Toward the end of the season I landed a couple jobs removing old decorative stone and installing new stone in its place. This year I have been getting a lot of calls for pruning...
  5. Lawn Mowing
    Is this something everyone does while mowing or do you ignore it until it turns into a jungle? I personally only do it if I'm charging extra for bed maintenance... if I'm not I might choose to wack weeds down a few times during the season. I get paid for weeding beds so giving it away for free...
  6. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Vietnam vet in the neighborhood asked me to trim up shrubs & remove debris. New to pricing hedges and curious to what the experts would charge? Thanks in advance .
  7. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    We mow several cemeteries and usually use the Stihl green X string. Trying to find something that may last longer in our situation, as well as not leave marks on stones. Ideas?
  8. Landscape Maintenance
    What would you all charge to trim this hedge. It's pretty long, at least 50 feet, maybe 75 feet or more, not really sure. The client didn't really specify how short, I'm guessing to just trim it down a little for appearance. I think it's a boxwood.
  9. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Help me out please. I have a new potential commercial job. The guy said if I do a good job on the hedges then he would let me take the care of everything next year. The hedges are 509 feet long, 12 feet high and never been trimmed. They need the trimming but they aren’t crazy over grown. I’ve...
  10. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    We are planning to move to North Carolina in one of these areas: Raleigh Holly Springs Apex I was wondering for anyone who is already there; What is the average Lawn Service pricing down there? If you also do mulch, weeding, trimming, etc What do you guys charge? Originally from New York.
  11. Landscape Maintenance
    I'm only a teen, and am very new to trimming with a weed eater. Looking at another post on this site, I noticed people were saying that lefties had it better when it came to trimming because to go clockwise around a building a righty had to walk backwards. Why not then, wouldn't a righty go...
  12. Introduce Yourself
    Hey my name is Frank and I'm the owner of Lawn Masters. Just getting my feet off the ground with business and I've learned there is so many small details to pay attention to. Starting out in lawn care but eventually I would like to Branch into Landscaping and tree trimming. I'm 35 and hope to...
  13. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I have a tree farm with about 10,000 trees in grow bags (heavy synthetic felt.) I'm trying to trim weeds near the bags, but not hit the bags. I was thinking about using a walk behind string trimmer with some sort of guard, but I've not found such a guard, nor any articles on it. With my Stilh...
  14. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    First, a thank you to all who take the time to give their input here. I am one year into a lawn care business and I am trying to get a solid and fair pricing system setup. The following property is divided up into 3 sections. 2 sections are not irrigated and grow slowly in the summer. The...
  15. Lawn Mowing
    what do you guys tipacally charge for for the first cut of the season lets say you have to double cut or even triple cut plus trimming and edging. do you charge the same price as a regular one cut mow??
  16. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    What do you guys charge on average for just your basic Mow-N-Blow. (Obviously property size makes a difference, but I'm just asking your overall average price you estimate most often)
  17. Lawn Mowing
    As I'm thinking about trying to keep maximum revenue in the fall and winter I am needing advice on which piece of equipment would suit my needs the best. I'll give you a little insight into my thinking pattern so far and some info about my business that will help you give ideas. We are 90%...
  18. Introduce Yourself
    Hey guys, I've Dreamed of having my own "lawn business" since I was about 10. (just to say I own my own business) A few years later here I am. I'm a diesel mechanic in KCMO and wanted a little more on the side. I just bought a 2011 Wright 48" with 90 hours on it today, have a brand new Stihl...
  19. Business Operations
    I'm wondering what you would charge or figure per hour for 3 guys trimming shrubs on a 2 to 3 hour job. Two of the employees are $10 per hour and are good hard workers. In most areas economies they'd probably be getting 13 to 15? The third person is me, the owner. Both employees are decent on...
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