pompas grass

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stimpy, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. stimpy

    stimpy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    What do you charge to cut pompas grass. If they have more then one bush do you charge say 40$ for the first bush then 25$ for the 2nd and 3rd or is it a flat rate for all bushes. Thanks.
  2. GrassMasterNC

    GrassMasterNC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Man, I hate that stuff - it'll cut the heck out of you if you're not careful! If it were me, I would estimate how long it'll take to do them and go with the $1.00 a minute theory - or maybe more since its a pain.

  3. stimpy

    stimpy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    I know what you mean. I have two big clumps at my house. I used to cut it with a chainsaw, but last year I tied it up with twine and lit it on fire. Gone in 60 seconds. It was a rainy day. I dont think customers would go for that though.
  4. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    what is pompass grass????
  5. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    I done one for a lady last summer for 10 bucks and it took me an hour, it was a big one. The reason I done it so cheap was her low fixed income but it will be my last one, I should have charged her at least 35. That stuff is like a dull razor blade.
  6. stimpy

    stimpy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    TClawn It looks like dune grass but it gets 4 to 8 feet tall. green inthe summer it dies in the fall and turns tan. People plant at the end of their driveways most of the time. Its a round clump 3 to 10 feet around looks real nice. sometimes it has a furry looking head on top like a tan dust mop.
  7. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    hedge trimmers work great on them.
  8. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Here's a trick Take a belt wrap it around the grass Take hedge trimmers cut no mess to clean up do one in 2 min.
  9. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

  10. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Cortaderia selloana is a grass native to Argentina and very invasive under the right conditions. There are several varieties the most popular are the white and the pink. Leaf blades are VERY sharp and can open unprotected flesh like a razor. It can grow up to ten feet tall and the flowering tops are characterized by large feathery plumes.( I am a botanist and I love ornamental grasses)-Garth
    P.S It is spelled Pampas Grass.

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