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1BadHawk
06-01-2005, 11:40 PM
Ive had a large number of people ask me this year about eding their beds. Most of which have no edge what so ever, grass, then mulch , if that. Some of the ones I picked up I did by hand. A PIA, but thats ok, because the rest of the job was worth it.

I'm thinking about getting an edger for next year, and I hear with a good edge you can really establish a nice deep clean cut edge in no time. Im wondering, how do you price for this service? Im assuming by the foot, but whats a going the going rate in your area and or what do you charge?

Thanks in advance your help.

1BadHawk
06-10-2005, 04:21 PM
nothing eh?

rodfather
06-10-2005, 05:26 PM
We charge 85 cents a foot.

AWJ Services
06-10-2005, 08:00 PM
The edger I used cut a deep edge but it was so step going into the bed that the pinestraw tries to stand straight out and will not lay in the trench.I had too take a had shovel and take the bed side down to make the pine straw lay right.With the right blade design it would be better.All of the edgers I have seen have similar blades.I live in Georgia and the clay makes it a pain and then the trench has to be cleaned out.I used a blower and it was messy.
The yard looks good know but it was alot of work.
Oh also they probally had 400 or 500 feet of bed s too edge maybe more.
I did it mixed in with some other stuff so I did not have to figure exactly.
I would not do it for less than a dollar a foot.

JON K
06-10-2005, 08:04 PM
part of regular maintenance at $.85 that would be over $20.00 for a 25' bed. How could charge that on top of price of mowing the grass. I Edge with a stick edger every week on my accounts.

Gilla Gorilla
06-10-2005, 08:32 PM
This is what they are talking about but you can use a stick edger with a new blade to keep the grass from growing over the edge after it is already defined.

Green-Pro
06-10-2005, 08:36 PM
rodfather We charge 85 cents a foot.

Same here, I just started a job last Monday, front bed alone was 145' The beds around the rest of the house and outlying parts of prop. are at least another 375-400' . I will also put edge around all trees. I use a Echo stick edger then go around and pop any excess material out with shovel. 145' took me a hair over an hour to do. Good money at .85 per foot, around here you wouldn't get much more than that.

-Geoff

Coffeecraver
06-10-2005, 08:37 PM
1.50 per ft. For an edge that has never been created
( I edge by hand with a spade)
Includes creating the edge,and removing the debris

.75 cents a ft for an edge that needs a little work but just needs sharpening
Includes sharpening the edge,removing light debris.

1.75 per sq.ft for weeding a bed this is an extra
includes weed removal,and hauling debris


:)

TurfProSTL
06-11-2005, 01:22 AM
1.75 per sq.ft for weeding a bed this is an extra
includes weed removal,and hauling debris


:)
:rolleyes: So a 500 sqft bed would be $875?

rick2752
06-11-2005, 01:30 AM
Do you guys really get that kind of money for weed removal? That wouldnt fly here. Wouldnt a bed depend on number of weeds or is that a price for all year? How many weeds are you really pulling in a landscaped bed.

Coffeecraver
06-11-2005, 08:09 AM
First of all I would not take a job weeding a 500 sq.ft bed.

I have not weeded alot of beds at that price,but the ones
that I did were really out of hand.

I don't like weeding,if im gona do it im getting paid.

I do no weed with a weed eater ,I pull the weeds by hand

If there is a large amount of weeds then I may need to spray and then return
Nutsage needs MANAGE and a return trip.

rodfather
06-11-2005, 08:19 AM
We just did a fairly large weeding, redging, and mulching job. The weeding alone was $925. We filled up a 8 x 18 foot deckover trailer with 4' sides twice. The weeding alone took 20.5 man hours

Coffeecraver
06-11-2005, 08:31 AM
Was it worth the money,or would you charge more the next time?

When beds are out of hand the work,and hours can add up.

:)

rodfather
06-11-2005, 08:33 AM
It was well worth the money.

Along with the weeding, I got .85 per foot for edging (over 800 feet) and 62 yards of mulch installed at $75 per yard.

Coffeecraver
06-11-2005, 10:33 AM
Good Job !

:)

olderthandirt
06-11-2005, 10:43 AM
$1.25 a ft. with bed edger. Weeding is done with spray, mulch is $70 a yd, dyed mulch is $85 yd.