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All prices are exclusive of VAT, and are subject to the addition of VAT (reg. no. 978 3672 58).


COMMERCIAL & MUNICIPAL:

  • Most of our workload consists of commercial and municipal contracts.
  • Special bulk-discounted commercial rates available.
  • Reliable, quality service.
  • Contact us to discuss your needs.

PRIVATE GARDENS:

The tables below are indicative of approximate costs only.

However if you are able to measure the area of your lawn, and provide a few other basic details, we will be able to give you a much more accurate idea of maintenance costs, more or less instantly, over the phone or via email.

To calculate your lawn area, multiply length times width. One normal walking pace (not a stride, nor a short step) is approx one metre. So a lawn 5 paces by 10, = 50m2.

With the following info, we can provide an "instant" estimate:

  • Your lawn's area (measured in m2), and geographic location.
  • An indication of its shape / topography (very easy, normal, or challenging).
  • Indication of its fertility (very thin, average, or lush).
  • We'll also need to know when it was last properly cut.
  • If you're happy for us to scatter the clippings, this will minimise your spend. Or if you have a compost heap onsite, this can also reduce costs considerably by eliminating disposal charges.

The above process of self-assessment eliminates potential delays, as you'll not have to wait for anyone, in order to obtain an estimate!

Simply email your lawn characteristics, your full contact details, and a description of how to find your site, to: info@shetlandgrasscutting.com

(Note - to give a firm quote, we'll still need to see your site, but the "desktop" type of estimate usually comes very close indeed to your actual final costs.)

GRASS, FORTNIGHTLY CUTS
Size
Approx cost / cut
Approx cost / m2
Approx £/season
Small (5m2 - 100m2)
£10.00 - £17.00
10p - 30p
£120 - £200
Medium (100m2 - 300m2)
£15.00 - £30.00
8p - 10p
£180 - £350
Large (300m2 - 1500m2)
£25.00 - £90.00
6p
£300 - £1000

GRASS, ONE-OFF CUT TO LONG THICK GROWTH
The examples below are based on taking it "to the bone" and removing the clippings.
If you just want a cosmetic skim-over and the clippings scattered, it will be much cheaper.
Size
Length of time since previously cut
Approx cost / m2
Approx cost
Small, 50m2
Most of a summer, fresh growth
60p
£30.00
Small, 100m2
Two months' fresh growth
30p
£30.00
Medium, 150m2
Two years, old matted growth
£1.00
£150.00
Medium, 300m2
Two months' fresh growth
25p
£75.00
Large, 400m2
One whole summer's growth
75p
£300.00
Large, 1000m2
Most of a summer, fresh growth
40p
£400.00

HEDGE TRIMMING
Based on regular cuts to fresh growth, assuming all sections are within easy reach.
For hard-pruning, or diffult-to-reach (tall?) hedges, multiply costs by 2 - 3.
Length
Approx cost / m
Approx cost / cut
Approx £/season (no. of cuts 1-3)
Small (5m - 10m)
£1.00 - £2.00
£10.00 - £20.00
£10 - £60
Medium (10m - 20m)
£1.00 - £1.50
£15.00 - £30.00
£30 - £100
Large (20m - 100m)
£0.65 - £1.00
£20.00 - £70.00
£100 - £210


GENERAL:

  • Dayworks: We like to provide clients with a firm quote or near estimate before work begins. However, if you want us to go ahead with work without first receiving a quote or estimate, we can assure you of a fair and competitive rate.
  • Factors involved in determining a price: When we provide you with a quotation, the following will be included:
    Tipping charges: Disposing of arisings at Rova Head takes up an hour of each crews‘ time each day, and unfortunately we have to pass these costs on to the customer. If you have a compost heap or if you are happy for us to scatter the clippings, this will reduce your bill.
    Time: Prices are based on the total number of man-hours we think a job will involve. Rates depend on the size of crew, skill levels of the operatives, tasks being carried out and machinery used.
    Travel: If we have to travel a considerable distance out of our way, this will incur additional charges. However, our work already takes us to most corners of Shetland, so travel charges are usually fairly minimal. We often provide you with contact details for other companies operating in your area, so that you can obtain comparative quotations.

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