Hedge trimming question, how much to charge...

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Collegepro, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Collegepro

    Collegepro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    what is the going rate for lets say a small business with about 20-25 shrubs no more than 3-4 ft tall...whats the going rate to trim and clean up? Im kinda new with the trimming of hedges so just wondering what everyone else charged...thanks
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I don't know what the going rate is but, I use a lot of different things to come up with a price for a job.
    Are you working for them now? How much cleanup will there be? What's your time worth if you were doing your other work? Is there a deadline?
    These are just a few of the things I ask myself when I put a price on a job.
    On bushes/hedges, your equipment cost will be fairly low so your time is going to be a dominant factor. Trimming is the easy part, cleanup is the majority of the job.
    I also keep a before/after record with my inexpensive digital camera of most of the jobs I do so I can reference back to how a job was priced.
    Good luck.

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