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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by woodie08, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. woodie08

    woodie08 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    cut down some bushes theres about about 12 -:cool2::cool2:4feet tall he wants them cut down to a foot tall.there a couple feet wide,what is a good price to charge per bush? whats the best tool to cut themdown? how long will it take? I just dont want to under charge like i did on some clean ups.. my first year has been a learning curve..
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,137

    It appears you are talking shrub trimming here. This one's easy - charge by the hour your hourly rate. Do not do 'contract' or estimate pricing on trimming. I did this last year and almost always ended up spending more time on a job than I quoted for. So, just tell people you charge hourly and if they want an estimate, shoot high but tell them its an estimate only and you bill actual hours.

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