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Old 09-04-2012, 10:54 PM
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edging included in your weekly pricing?

Interested in what all of you do. Do all of you include edging in your weekly pricing of lawn care or do you charge extra when it needs to be done?
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:25 PM
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My weekly price includes mowing, trimming, edging, blowing, cleaning out and weeding flowerbeds, and trimming hedges as needed. I do this for the price most people charge for just mow, blow, and go.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:34 PM
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If the lawn is growing it needs to edged every time you mow it so it's included in the price.
Mow edge and blow every time. Some weeding if it takes 3 min or less.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:02 AM
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:10 AM
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My weekly price includes mowing, trimming, edging, blowing, cleaning out and weeding flowerbeds, and trimming hedges as needed. I do this for the price most people charge for just mow, blow, and go.
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Yeah, Have fun with that......
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:41 AM
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if he makes money doing it, and is comfortable with his business, who is anyone to say that it is wrong? Sure, higher profit margin work can be better...higher prices=larger headache.

drop the price to get market share, just to drive everyone else out of an area...sounds like a strategy....how many guys actually have a strategy?
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:11 AM
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You know, there are a lot of folks throwing this term "Lowballer" around here a lot. We all know how they work, but not everyone is a lowballer because of how much work they put into each job. The more I hear people complain about "Lowballers" the more they sound like a lazy azz operation, complaining about how much work they have to do for x-amount of dollars, how they're not making any money and always blaming someone or some thing for their shortcomings.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:26 AM
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You know, there are a lot of folks throwing this term "Lowballer" around here a lot. We all know how they work, but not everyone is a lowballer because of how much work they put into each job. The more I hear people complain about "Lowballers" the more they sound like a lazy azz operation, complaining about how much work they have to do for x-amount of dollars, how they're not making any money and always blaming someone or some thing for their shortcomings.
I wouldnt say lazy. The reason people get upset and throw that word around is because everyone has their own preferences as far as profit margin. And when someone comes in and under bids them they feel that their profit margin (money making potential) is being threatened. Nothing gets people more upset then when you fork with their money.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:06 AM
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:10 AM
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Included but I only do a few lawns that have a nice edge to maintain weekly. Most of the other lawns are mediocre homeowner lawns that I just trim.
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