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hedge trimming question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by paully25, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. paully25

    paully25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I have a customer who has asked me to cut down his 10foot hedge, down to 5feet and narrow it by a foot on each side. It is 150feet in length. Any help would be greatly appreciated no idea on what to charge. How do u guys per foot or another method

    Thanks in advance
  2. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    By the man hour,and be sure to charge a removel fee for the clippings,there probably will be an excessive amount of debree.
  3. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    You are going to have to stick it out there and make up a time estimate.... I'd plan on a day and a half with dumping.

    To make things a little easier, shave off the front with clippers to get a better view of what to cut, then dig in with a chain saw and lops. Try to make as few parts as possible to drag to the trailer.
    If the disposal will be a headache ( and there will be a lot to dispose of) look into a chipper for a day.... chip the debris and shoot it back under the hedge.
  4. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    1st i would definately get a tree chipper or you'll be going to the dump all day long. Do you have a crew? If not i estimate it will take you 2-3 days to get the Job done. Not being a smart a?? Just saying thats alot of work. Since the hedges are over your head, I would charge 50-75 dollars an hour. plus your diposal fee. This does'nt qualify as normal hedge trimming.
  5. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    i thought you where only supposed to trim one third of the material at a time off a hedge, am i incorrect, will this be ok?

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