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  • #16
    Hopefully no offense will be taken, but, #1 its florida-the economy has struck you guys pretty bad, which is VERY unfortunate. #2 you say its routine. I grew up in MA, where it snows often. If it snowed in FL, you'd charge an outrageous price...where as I wouldn't, because its routine for me.

    All parts of the country are different. For Donslawns, he may be the cheapest! I say quote what you think is a reasonable and fair price for where you are. Most people will pay a bit more if they know they are paying quality work. My quotes I give are a bit on the higher side, but all my customers know I will show up every week or 2. They never have to worry at all because they know I will keep their lawn looking good.

    For Donslawns- I say go for it! If your good at selling yourself and what you do, you'll get it.
    I have too agree....The prices do vary depending on location, what is the norm for some appear crazy to others .....Good Luck...Hope you get it...

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    • #17
      Wow, I just bid on a hedge trimming job thats about 15' of bushes, I only quoted $180 for it, now I feel like I could have gotten way more.
      Don't feel bad, I quoted one for $140 for 15' L, 3' W, 4' D and was pretty much told "HE!! NO!!! Thats way too much!" This also included 2 medium sized shrubs in the front yard.
      You win some you lose some. But in the end, we all need to make $$ to keep going. On the other hand, I just trimmed up a few shrubs, weeded 2 SMALL gardens, and cut the grass on a townhouse for $90 total-the whole thing took me maybe 45 minutes.

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      • #18
        Don't feel bad, I quoted one for $140 for 15' L, 3' W, 4' D and was pretty much told "HE!! NO!!! Thats way too much!" This also included 2 medium sized shrubs in the front yard.
        You win some you lose some. But in the end, we all need to make $$ to keep going. On the other hand, I just trimmed up a few shrubs, weeded 2 SMALL gardens, and cut the grass on a townhouse for $90 total-the whole thing took me maybe 45 minutes.
        I thought the lady was shopping around, so I gave her a little cheaper price because I wanted the job, well turns out, she is just a relative up the people who lived there, they died and its her house now, she lives hours away, and she only called me. I could have priced it pretty much however I wanted it. Well its not to bad, because there is a whole back yard of work she wants done then, she just wanted to start with this project, looks like i'll be making a couple thousand on this one
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        • #19
          I also live and work in central florida. I charge (and get) .50 a foot one side and top, hedges under 5 feet. .75 for both sides. add .25 for up to 8 foot. add another .50 over 8 foot. sounds like a lotta math but there you go. I also add 50 dollars for haul away. Then try to find a good burn pile to put it on. (several of my customers have one and tell me to go ahead and throw it on). it takes me about 1 hour to cut about 65 feet of 8 foot hedge, and 4 8 foot separate bushes. thats 100 for the hedge, 50 for the bushes and 50 for haul away. She said wow thats great!!! have done this job 4 times in the last year and a half. Don't underestimate your jobs, you may not get all of them, but its better to make money on the ones you get than to lose your ***.

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          • #20
            I also live and work in central florida. I charge (and get) .50 a foot one side and top, hedges under 5 feet. .75 for both sides. add .25 for up to 8 foot. add another .50 over 8 foot. sounds like a lotta math but there you go. I also add 50 dollars for haul away. Then try to find a good burn pile to put it on. (several of my customers have one and tell me to go ahead and throw it on). it takes me about 1 hour to cut about 65 feet of 8 foot hedge, and 4 8 foot separate bushes. thats 100 for the hedge, 50 for the bushes and 50 for haul away. She said wow thats great!!! have done this job 4 times in the last year and a half. Don't underestimate your jobs, you may not get all of them, but its better to make money on the ones you get than to lose your ***.
            Are you looking for a business partner? I only live 16 hours from you. Just sleep on the thought, I don't need an answer tonight. 50-50 split.

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            • #21
              YEAh thats what i heard please dont take it personal, that people will work for cents in Florida really sad
              i just did this edges and this little palms(5) i think they were no righter than 10 ft the hedges where around the entire house.

              i charge 1,800 he was really happy to pay.
              Cents.... 150.00 for an hour of trimming.... cents.....For real?

              EVERY THING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS!
              My cousin lives there and owns a lawn care company....Last I checked Florida and Texas were bout the same far as pricing goes.
              If you can't be good..Be good at it!

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              • #22
                Hopefully no offense will be taken, but, #1 its florida-the economy has struck you guys pretty bad, which is VERY unfortunate. #2 you say its routine. I grew up in MA, where it snows often. If it snowed in FL, you'd charge an outrageous price...where as I wouldn't, because its routine for me.
                No offense taken... I agree with you.
                If you can't be good..Be good at it!

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                • #23
                  [QUOTE=JLM;114419]
                  YEAh thats what i heard please dont take it personal, that people will work for cents in Florida really sad
                  i just did this edges and this little palms(5) i think they were no righter than 10 ft the hedges where around the entire house.

                  i charge 1,800 he was really happy to pay.

                  Cents.... 150.00 for an hour of trimming.... cents.....For real?

                  EVERY THING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS!
                  My cousin lives there and owns a lawn care company....Last I checked Florida and Texas were bout the same far as pricing goes.
                  hey im sorry,i might miss read, your post, i thought u said 150.00 per the entire 4,800 sq/ft at 150.00 u are definably making money and yes everything is BIG IN TX.

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                  • #24
                    I just did this edges and this little palms(5) i think they were no righter than 10 ft the hedges where around the entire house
                    How long did that job take to perform?
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                    • #25
                      How long did that job take to perform?
                      2 days, and after that job he had me done irrigation, took me another 2 days and he sign a year contract for lawn maintenance

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                      • #26
                        That is fantastic!
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                        • #27
                          [QUOTE=Grass Doctor;114444]

                          hey im sorry,i might miss read, your post, i thought u said 150.00 per the entire 4,800 sq/ft at 150.00 u are definably making money and yes everything is BIG IN TX.
                          i mean everything

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                          • #28
                            What kind of tools are you going to be using to do this? Depending on what you use, it could really effect your time on site.
                            hi Steve,
                            I always use a Shindaiwa multi Purpose tool with the hedge trimmer attachment they are great, and either my 10' or 16' foot Orchard ladder

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                            • #29
                              hi Steve,
                              I always use a Shindaiwa multi Purpose tool with the hedge trimmer attachment they are great, and either my 10' or 16' foot Orchard ladder
                              hey bro how did you with this job did u get to do it.

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                              • #30
                                hey bro how did you with this job did u get to do it.
                                I wanna know too!!!!

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