Bed Edging Per Foot

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by sailinstud420, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. sailinstud420

    sailinstud420 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have seen topics on this in the past but couldnt find any. I need to know what you get for bed edging by the linear foot? I need to come up with a rough number so I can estimate properties...
     
  2. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    .75 to 1.25 per linear foot.
     
  3. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
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    Whoa! I was looking for info on the same thing, but I didn't think it would be that high.

    Anyone else out there?

    Brian
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    .85 for redefining existing beds and 1.25 for new
     
  5. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
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    That is high for my area but is that for machine edging or hand edging?
    Do you charge different prices for different "methods?
     
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    $1.25 ft new or redinining and I won't do it by hand when a machines available and 10 times faster
     
  7. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
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    I have been doing this business for 20 years and understand that .I also have
    a dozen 1000 ft and more high end residences that would have a fit over
    a 1k edging bill-and then 25 to 50 yards of mulch installed!How many feet per hour can you edge and prep for mulch?
     
  8. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    About as fast as you can slowly walk so your in the neighborhood of 500-600 ft an hr.

    If they can afford to have a 1000 ft of beds and 25-50 yds of mulch every cple yrs they can afford to have the beds cut right. esecially if there high end clients. Let them b!tch or let them have a great looking property, but you don't get both with me

    BTW-- those machine are not getting cheaper
     
  9. old dog 80

    old dog 80 LawnSite Member
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    I have one that is 3 years old and in good shape.We do keep beds in gfood shape.A lot of people mulch every year-some 2 yrs.I edge all beds every year
    unless told NOT to.I hand edge the small ones because I enjoy it and can zip
    right through them.Certainly will look into bumping prices!
     
  10. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well, I settled on .80 cents per foot for my edging. I have had a few customers and all have commented on how high the price was. One (a great customer, I might add) about fell over. I gave her a 'discount' and reduced her 800 feet by half.

    I think I'll drop to .60 per foot next year. I can't justify .80 if I'm pricing myself out of my own market.

    Brian
     

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