Trimming Shrubs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by muxx, Mar 16, 2001.

  1. muxx

    muxx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    How do you guys price trimming shrubs?
  2. Chopper Lover

    Chopper Lover LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    I tend to agree with the philosophy of looking over how long it has taken you in the past. Try to come up with a time schedule so that you can eyeball future accounts and then determine if it is something you can take on or need to use sub-contracting for.

    These figures also include the clean-up for each and found for us it tends to average itself out:
    15 minutes for small specimens
    25 minutes for medium specimens
    40 minutes for large specimens

    My figures are a little higher than the others in the thread because I figured an additional 75% employee factor in determineing my figures.

    The numbers that I used as a base were from a friend who does alot of commercial trimming. He figures his trimming this way:
    small= 5 minutes ... medium= 15 minutes ... large= 25 minutes

    Good Luck this season!

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