Eliminating smaller shrubs, underbrush, and grass from your property can create additional functional space. This action not only improves the aesthetic appeal of your property from the street but also boosts its overall worth.

We look at a few key questions when considering brush-clearing services:

  1. How much does it cost?
  2. Who to hire, tree or garden service?
  3. DIY Vs. professionals

Brush Clearing Service

How much does brush clearing cost?

Brush clearing cost ranges from $1,900 – $3,800 per 1/4 acre depending on the density of overgrown vegetation on the land. Brush-clearing machines can get through small bushes, but once you see small trees, other tools such as chainsaws can be more time-consuming.

You can also get higher rates depending on the type of company and the season.

During the cooler season like winter and early spring, you will find there is little work for brush and land clearing companies, so they are more likely to charge cheaper rates.

AmountLowHighAverage
1/4 Acre (10,890 ft. sq.)$1,900$4,500$3,800
1/2 Acre (21,780 ft. sq.)$3,500$10,200$6,900
1 Acre (Standard football field)$5,200$18,200$9,700
2 Acres$9,300$28,000$15,000
5 Acres$15,000$50,000$30,000

The cost of brush cutting1 is dependent on different factors:

  1. Type, size, and density of the vegetation.
  2. Size of the landing being cleared.
  3. Climatic seasons.
  4. The kind of tree debris on the ground and other hazards such as old metal and stones.

Should I use a tree service or a garden maintenance company?

Choosing a tree service or a garden maintenance company will largely depend on the size of the overgrown bushes or trees and the type of trees within the land. If you have mostly grass and brush, then a garden maintenance company will be a cheaper option.

Tree services are better suited to thicker vegetation with medium to larger trees mixed in. Tree services have different equipment and skills and they generally charge higher premiums due to larger overheads.

In some incidences, you may end up using the two services, firstly to remove larger trees and bushes, and then to get the grass right down.

Choosing between a tree service or a garden maintenance service is essential because it translates to the price and the quality of work. Both services have their place in land clearing, but if you are unsure, get both types of companies out to give you an estimate.

What is the cost per acre?

Brush clearing 1 acre of land will cost you $9,700 on average with $5,200 being on the low end and $18,000 on the high end.

Land clearing for 1/2 an acre will cost $6,900 on average with 1/4 of an acre being closer to $3,800.

As mentioned, the number of trees or the size of the vegetation will impact the price. Land with dense trees and shrubs is likely to be more expensive than one that has scattered bushes.

Get Matched with a Tree Removal Expert in Your State

How to find lot clearing companies near me?

You can easily find a clearing company near you through Google search.

Pro Tip: Skip page 1 of Google. Companies pay a premium to be shown at the top of search engines, so they generally charge more too as they need to recoup that money spent on marketing.

You will find companies of equal quality, but cheaper prices on pages 2 and 3 of Google search.

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