# price help ??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by nlmct, Aug 16, 2013.

1. ### nlmctLawnSite Senior Memberfrom ctMessages: 423

can someone please tell me how much they would charge for trimming those bushes ive never done a quite for bush trimming before thank you

2. ### jsslawncareLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom North GeorgiaMessages: 1,673

Depends on how many people you are paying to help you.

3. ### JNyzLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Conshohocken, PAMessages: 1,087

\$250.00 and you should be finished in an hour.

I don't understand why the number of employees affects the price of the job?

4. ### StillwaterLawnSite Platinum Memberfrom The United StatesMessages: 4,889

Really its basic math...not just invoice to customer cost is the concern its also your cost to do the job / no job takes an hr.

Last edited: Aug 24, 2013

300 - 375

6. ### jsslawncareLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom North GeorgiaMessages: 1,673

Basic math is right. \$100 to trim, 2 helper's @ \$10 hr 2hrs = \$40 for them and \$60 for me or \$100 to trim, 5 helpers @ \$10 hr 2hrs = \$100 for them and none for me. Number of helper's is important. This is just an example.

7. ### JNyzLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Conshohocken, PAMessages: 1,087

The guy asked for a price on trimming some shrubs. I'm still not understanding why you need to know how many employees? If the job is a \$300.00 job, it's a \$300.00 job no matter if you show up with 3 employees or you are a 1 man show. Obviously in you have 3 men you will finish about 2/3 sooner, if you are a productive crew.

8. ### JNyzLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Conshohocken, PAMessages: 1,087

Why would it take you the same amount of time with a larger crew?

9. ### kgs1LawnSite Memberfrom hulbert,miMessages: 146

You guy's just charge a flat rate? why not charge an hourly rate? estimate the time for the customer,give or take 30 min or so either way... I charge a hourly rate for all landscaping / trimming etc...You can't loose with an hourly rate ... mine is a man hour rate per person...

10. ### JNyzLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Conshohocken, PAMessages: 1,087

That is a very good way of doing contracting work. You will know your gross before your day starts. I do it both ways but I personally like giving a proposal up front. If I can give a proposal of \$300.00 for trimming shrubs. Then bring a three man crew in with 3 gas power trimmers and knock it out in 1 hour, I will be way ahead on that job.