I have only been in the business for 6 months and have 43 residential accounts and one (new commercial account).

The commercial account wants me to bid on hedge trimming for their property. They have viburnums (odor.). The trimming has been kept up by their employees. However they want me to start doing them. They are about 5' high and there is 750 linear feet. The hedges are all connected around a perimeter fense with only 10 breaks. I have no idea what to charge for this. I know most like to charge an hourly rate. However, I am not sure how many hours it would take. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also...any advise on the best mower type to use on steeper hills.


Brian Marotta