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Old 06-01-2005, 10:40 PM
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Ideas for pricing bed eding, please.

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?

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Old 06-10-2005, 03:21 PM
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nothing eh?
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Old 06-10-2005, 04:26 PM
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We charge 85 cents a foot.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:00 PM
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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.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:04 PM
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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.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:32 PM
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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.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:36 PM
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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.

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Old 06-10-2005, 07:37 PM
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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


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Old 06-11-2005, 12:22 AM
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1.75 per sq.ft for weeding a bed this is an extra
includes weed removal,and hauling debris


So a 500 sqft bed would be $875?
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Old 06-11-2005, 12:30 AM
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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.
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