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What's everyone charging for shrub trimming?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by justmjc, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. justmjc

    justmjc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    Have a bid for about 350 shrubs to be trimmed and cleaned up. I can dump them into local dumpsters. What would you guys charge?
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    how tall? what kind?
  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    I'd charge about $50 per hour. I'd have to see the size of each, and see how many I could do in an hour, and charge accordingly. Just guessing I could do 10 in an hour, that'd come out to be $1750, which seems awfully high, but without seeing them, it's hard to estimate. Maybe describe size, proximity to each other, and estimate about how long it would take to do 1, or 10 etc.
  4. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Post a pic of some of them, then maybe I could help..
  5. noiseyvoyzey

    noiseyvoyzey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    5 bucks a bush. it equals 1750 same as the 50 an hour. What i do is 5 a bush for smaller jobs, on a large job that is gonna take me all day at one site I knock off 10-15 percent.
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Keep in mind that trimming is the easy part, cleanup is the real work.
  7. lilred731

    lilred731 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    You must figure out what it would take for you to make a reasonable profit be it hourly or by the bush.
  8. leemac

    leemac LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Hand pruning or gas shears /

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