View Full Version : edging

03-19-2009, 05:12 PM
To start out im kinda new to this and im going to be doing a begum block edging job similar to the pic below. i will also be removing bricks. Laing more soil and mulch i will get a pic of the property tomorrow. i will attach a link to the property and its only in the front in the beds and around the side by the drive way. thanks in advance.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=144 white house on left side of street

job want done Ive done it on my house


how much would you charge?

03-19-2009, 05:27 PM
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ei=jarCSdXCBYTSnQf3tMCVCg&resnum=1&q=186%20housatonic%20ave%20milford%20ct&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl thats the address

White Gardens
03-20-2009, 02:08 AM
When ever I do edging I try to get no less than 7 dollars a foot for the edging and sometimes up to 10.

I've never really been able to come to a good number because all my edging jobs have been part of the whole project.

Also, are you laying them in mortar with a fiber reinforcement. I wouldn't just dry lay them, they will move and shift in 6 months.

Here is a pic of one of my edging jobs. This one had rock put in at the end, so I used fabric. If I was using mulch, I'd skip the fabric.

I also run a string line for strait runs, and also a string line to keep me from making "waves" with the edging. I'm just anal that way.


03-20-2009, 06:09 PM
thanks i probably wont use the fabric tho

03-20-2009, 09:52 PM
any one no how 2 charge or what 2 charge?

White Gardens
03-20-2009, 10:09 PM
Read my post again. Around here it goes anywhere from 7 - 10 dollars a foot depending on material.

Stuttering Stan
03-20-2009, 11:24 PM
any one no how 2 charge or what 2 charge?

The above question tells me that you don't know the business. Do you know how much you have to charge to make a profit? You need to learn to estimate- ask yourself how long will this job take, what are my costs for this job, it this job a pita? Come up with a price that you feel is fair. One contractor could charge $300 and make a profit, another contractor might have to charge $600 to make a profit. KNOW YOUR COSTS AND PRICE ACCORDINGLY.

03-21-2009, 04:18 PM
is 650 including marterial to high?

03-21-2009, 05:25 PM

White Gardens
03-22-2009, 01:18 AM
is 650 including marterial to high?

How many feet ?

I try not to do any edging job for less than 1000.

03-22-2009, 03:20 PM
55 linear feet im also 16

03-22-2009, 03:50 PM
dobble post