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Shrub Trimming Price

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by jaybow, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 1,089

    Hey guys I just wanted some outside opinions on what I should be charging for trimming these shrubs.
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  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    Your hourly labor rate + your hourly machine charge + your disposal fee + your profit% = what you charge
  3. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 489

    I normally quote an hourly rate of $30.00 for something this small. I would estimate how long it would take me to cut and quote that price. If I get done earlier...yeah me.
  4. Natural Impressions

    Natural Impressions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I've come up with a wierd "rule of thumb". If a homeowner has established shrubs, varying in size, but nothing that needs ladders or extensions I usually charge $5 a shrub. If you take in labor, clean ( takes the most times), and costs ( gas, debris removal and such ). It always seems to work out arounf the $50 an hour range. Larger hedge I estimate time and charge $50 an hour.
  5. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    At most of our properties, regular pruning is included in our maintenance charge.
  6. mitchellmeines

    mitchellmeines LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Georgia Grass..... How do you price out your landscape maintenance? Do you include mowing, fertilization and weed control, and the trimming and pruning? And how do you go about finding the pruning?
  7. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Messages: 1,041

    I do all my customers generally three times, spring, summer and fall, I do it before I cut doing the bushes/hedges regular cuts down on clean I charge $35 for all yard work, if it has a machine involved, timmer or hedger $5.00

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