Hedge and Bush Trimming

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by landscapetastic, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. landscapetastic

    landscapetastic LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Messages: 41

    I went for a estimate today for pruning. They wanted there large hedges trimmed around there property. There was about 15 of them. I gave a estimate of $1,100 does this sound fair or to expensive.?
  2. thom

    thom LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    How many hours do you think it should take you to do it?
  3. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    got a pic to show these large hedges? large hedges that I know of can be 4ft long to 200ft. kind of like mowing 15 properties for 1,100 total. that could be a great price or a brutal price. details
  4. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,453

    I look at the job and figure out how much clipping I have to haul out of the job and how long it would take me to trim, then base my estimate on that

    Usually try to get $50/hr trimming hedges or trees
  5. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    A better question is how long to trim a hedge X' long, X' high, X' wide, in an hr. Then multiply by your hr rate.

    I have found 30' and hour.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Honestly seems high, but I need pictures to confirm this.


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