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Hedge trimming

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by DJ Contracting, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    What ever you can do to serarate yourself from the common Landscaper, maintance guy, "Lawn Monkey",.....is to your favor in todays marketpayup ....it really a shame how poorly clients percieve the "Weekly Guy"....my buddy has over 300 steady accounts, 4-dumps, 4-enclosed trailers and 15 men on payroll.....last year we tried something new, when a client called for an installation quote, I went instead of my Buddy........My job sold for about $4000.00 higher than what he woulda charged, and the only thing different was that I met the client at the nursery for a walk through and I was the "New Arborist / Horticulturist" on Staff........but back to the main question?.....I charge between $75-150 per man hour on trimming / shapeing, plus a dump chargepayup
  2. Blades Lawn Care

    Blades Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Wow.......just wow.:eek:
  3. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    Well your numbers are going to be alot higher than the norm b/c of the cost of living where you operate.
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    If a large overgrown unmaintained hedge is what we are talking about.about 30' or 45'long...well I will just look at it and give a price of $250.00 to $300.00
    usually.If it's a quick trim off new growth of a maintained hedge...then 75 to 100...if I am just shaping up some little bushes..8 to 10 a bush depending on the shape they are in
  5. greeningup

    greeningup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Trimming? Are you using a hedge type of trimmer? If this is the case you are in the ballpark. If you are truly "pruning" which is certainly different than "shearing" your numbers are low. Pruning is done by hand with hand loppers or shears and takes much more time. Price accordingly
  6. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    Definately, the key is time. More time = more money. I think you have to at least have a man hour rate in mind.
  7. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 378

    I charge stickly by the hour. Never had any complaints about it.
  8. justinslawncare

    justinslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    i agree with the dump fee. most of the places around here charge a dump fee for landscapers so include that plus a little for travel in ur price.
  9. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282


    Love the Lightning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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