View Full Version : What do you charge?

08-30-2004, 06:06 PM
Hey guys I have been edging and always charged hourly. By edging I mean creating a well defined edge with a walk behind edger and then taking a edging shovel and removing the grass and dirt. I got a call for an estimate and they want a cost per foot. How would I figure this out AND OR what do you charge?
All input will help a lot. Thanks

08-30-2004, 06:35 PM
I know this has been discussed before but I can't remember what was said. Try a search..

I have had only one request in the last few years for an edging only service. The turf/soil was over the curb by 3-4 inches. Just looking at it.. I quoted $60 to edge, remove debris and blow off. It took me 30 minutes.

After I was done I measured it just to see what the linear foot breakdown was. It was 130' which equates to about $0.45/ft.

So.. based on my one time experience I think .50 - .75 per linear foot would be a decent figure.

Hope this helps.....

08-30-2004, 08:45 PM
Are you sure they didnt mean bed edging? If it is there is a big price difference

08-31-2004, 08:46 AM
yeah I'm talking about bed edging!

08-31-2004, 08:50 AM
You hear a lot of people say $1 per linear foot. If it is significant footage, I would definately rent a bedscaper or other bed edging machine. They are a Godsend!

08-31-2004, 05:40 PM
Just bringing this back to the top. I have to do the estimate tommorow. ANy more help?


Ray & Karen
08-31-2004, 06:37 PM
I rented a bed edger for a job I did this past weekend. It cost me $36 for 3 hours. I edged approximately 300 Ft and charged $125. The whole job took me 45 minutes. I suppose mine was about $.40 per foot.

08-31-2004, 06:42 PM
We charge 85 cents a linear foot for existing beds (redefining them) and $1.25 per foot for brand new.