Need opinion/price on hedge trimming

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pseudosun, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,739

    A new customer i've never seen requested to have his hedges (azaleas) rounded. I picked him up because he moved next door to a long time customer. I've done his yard two or three times, and just text him for my check. I rounded 7 azaleas and put debris on the street. It took me about 20 minutes. There were a couple of nandinas that took me only seconds, so i'm not sure how to charge for that. I fine tuned with my weedeater. Anyway, i told him that i'd add it to to the price of the yard. I don't want to scare him off, but i want to be fair to myself. How much would you charge for that job?
  2. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,757

    I charge $60/ hour for shrub trimming. If you worked 30 minutes charge him $30. It seems that if you don't charge appropriately in the beginning with a new customer, they will always expect a lower price.
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Always charge a minimum of an hour of your time.

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