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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by CuttinUP, Apr 25, 2005.
How often are some of you trimming the bushes? and how are you quoting it?
I just figure my bills for the month and thats usually what I bid. Now if I really have alot of bills due I might trim twice that month to justify the cost to the customer
trimming season for me starts june 1, this generally allows bushes to get most of their new growth out before trimming. after that, i may have to come by maybe once to retrim, some places once per year is enough. if i trim before june 1 i generally have to come back sooner. i also only use hand-held shears (okatsune-the best) this takes much longer, but gives a better cut and is better for the plant (no hot blades, or lubricant on plant).
as far as pricing goes, i just kinda figure how long it will take and do a hourly rate on it.
Most of mine get done 2 to 3 times a year, depending on the growth. I try to figure around 40 per hour because that is dang hard work!
3 times per year starting in may/june.
Hi, 3-times on full service accounts, $75+ per man hour[ & if you need a ladder!] useing echo trimmer on the pole, formal heges almost always need 2-3 trims [ under 6 inches], if its over that it a custom price for a custom job.