How much do you charge for hedge trimming?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Hardcore5657, May 11, 2011.

  1. Hardcore5657

    Hardcore5657 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I have to give a estimate on hedge trimming, how do you figure out a price?
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  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Depends mostly on the size of the job, more or less.
  3. IES

    IES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    For my commercial jobs I charge 4-6$ per bush. I don't do resi so I got nothing on that
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  4. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    we charge 1.25 per minute per man.....3 guys for 30 minutes costs 112.50...but they can do a lot in 30 minutes...we always charge by the have to really...we dont have a product we are selling....we sell time..thats it...plain and simple, we sell time..quality takes time therefore costs more...i say that to customers all the time...we can do a quick mow,blow,and go...or we can do full detail and spend all day there....its all in what the customer wants to pay for.....
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    We cant roll a truck for under 200.00
  7. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    D*mn, I wished I could get what some of you folks are getting. Around here the rate is 35 per hour and thats the big time high end lawn companies, you can get it done for as little as 10 an hour and there are many that will do it for that. I try to stay away from shrubbery except for my high end clients.
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    I really dont see how people are staying in Business like this...

    were a ligit CO. my trucks get 6 to 8 MPG. my employees are paid 10.00 to start. 18 for a crew leader.

    But the time a truck get's there I've got 30 to 50 invested.

    Lets not talk about insurance, uniforms, ware and tear......
  9. bmac1996acc

    bmac1996acc LawnSite Member
    from in GA
    Messages: 147

    I'm not doing any shrubs for $10 an hour.

    I had a lady I mow tell me her old yard guy did them for free. I said but you said he charged you more right. She said yeah but only $10 PER MOW. I said so he was charging you $160 to do your hedges. She had a completely dumbfounded look on her face. I told her she could pay the $50 I originally quoted or I'll do it free and charge her $10 more per mow.
  10. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    First off, I hate shrub work. I will find any excuse not to do them. I do have a few customers that expect my services on their shrubs. I usually tell people that they can't afford me doing their shrubs. If that doesn't scare them my prices are as follows. I get as much as I can. I quote as much as I can plus the cost of 3 beers. (No I am not kidding) When they get the bill there are no surpises for them or for me. Then me and my hurting back go home find the lawn chair and round up at least 3 beers.

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