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hedge trimming

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Outdoor Services, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Outdoor Services

    Outdoor Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I'm looking for an idea of what the price per man hr is these days for hedge/shrub timming.
    It was for a neighbor that I lived next to for 30 yrs, as he passed away a month ago, and the family needed the yard in shape to put it up for sale..
    The job took 14 man hrs with clean up, (no disposal-used there mulch pile).
    Thanks for the input!:cool2:
  2. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    I charge the same for ALL of my services. Shrub pruning I will agree uses less expensive equipment than mowing but I would much rather be sitting on my rear riding a mower than bending over killing my back trimming. Plus I still have Expensive equipment on the trailer I have to pay for. Not to mention if I charged less per hr for trimming, or even weeding, why would I even bother with those jobs I would just mow only.

    So the answer to your question would be....opps I saw friend,neighbor,dead, that may get a bit of a discount but its still 14 hrs of back breaking work.

    $630.00 ($45 er man hr)

    Everyone else

    $700.00 ($50.00 per man hr)
  3. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Well I'll be damned. Someone else who finally gets what I've been saying all along. A flat price across the board or else why bother with the lower $/hr work.

    Was it just a neighbour or was he also a close friend?
    Just neighbour = full price
    Close friend = free

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