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Old 03-08-2007, 08:45 PM
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How to charge for edging???

How do you recommend that I charge for edging? I am talking about drive & walkways using a power edger?
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Do you mean a stick edger/ trimmer one, or using a walk behind one? Walk behind i would charge more because you have to get it out, setup and is harder to manuevar.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:49 PM
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Edging should be included in your price. I edge every time I cut the grass. When you quote your price to your customer, you will have to figure in the amount of time it will take you to do the whole job. I try to figure a dollar a minute. So if it takes you 20 minutes to cut the grass, 10 minutes to weedwack, 5 minutes to edge and 5 minutes to blow the grass off the walk ways and load your trailer, then that's a 40 minute job. You should charge $40.00.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:00 PM
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always include edging in the price. its a package. mow, edge, trim, and blow. thats the basic guidlines to lawn care.
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I can't think of anything to add that hasn't already been said. Jus tmake sure you figure the time to do each part of thejob correctly. Don't stiff yourself.
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If I take over a property that hasnt been edged in a long time I take that into consideration on the price. If I maintain the property regularly it is included in my price. The dollar a min is an OK "rule of thumb" but you should really know your man hour rate. Also make an expense sheet to know what your bills are. You may be able to run at a dollar a min but remember we are doing this for a living...dont sell yourself or your quality short.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:02 PM
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Do you mean a stick edger/ trimmer one, or using a walk behind one? Walk behind i would charge more because you have to get it out, setup and is harder to manuevar.
Walk behind powered edger.

I do include it in the price for my regular accounts but If I pick up an account that has not been edged in 20 years, I will have to charge somehow. I will look into the $1 per minute. Thanks Guys!
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Charge whatever you hourly rate is.
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I charge $25 to stick edge an avg. lot it is never included around here that I have seen...usually the edges are done by flipping the trimmer around and doing it...I tell people to stick edge once a month and I will maintain the edge in between monthly edging services with the trimmer upside down. No complaints, actually, I have had lots of compliments on my edging and trimming.
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I charge $25 to stick edge an avg. lot it is never included around here that I have seen...usually the edges are done by flipping the trimmer around and doing it...I tell people to stick edge once a month and I will maintain the edge in between monthly edging services with the trimmer upside down. No complaints, actually, I have had lots of compliments on my edging and trimming.
just a thought but i never tell a customer what they can do. i can always do it better! $$$$$
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