bed edging question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SONSCAPES, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. SONSCAPES

    SONSCAPES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    I'm bidding on 3 clients in the same neighborhood who want their beds edged. i will be renting a bed edger for $60 a day and the combined amount of feet to be edged is 3,373. my friend from s.c. who is in the biz says he charges .35/ft i just want somemore opinions on bidding this one.thanks in advance.
     
  2. Geoffrey

    Geoffrey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    Sonscapes,
    I don't know a per square foot price. I've mostly charged by the job. But post some pics if you can I'd love to see some before and afters. If you can get them all done in a day .35 times 3373 sq ft equals $1180.55 not a bad days gross.

    Geoff
     
  3. Rwise10230

    Rwise10230 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    The going rate here is $1.00 per foot......at that amount of linear footage, I'd go $.75/foot
     
  4. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    If you have never done this before, keep in mind that there is still some work after you finish edging. You will have the spoils piled up that will need worked in and topdressed.

    3400 feet......will take longer than you think. (completed job)
     
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    I do $.50 per foot at a min. Most do some where $.50 to $.75 around here. I don't own a bed edger, but my buddy does. So I can use it when ever I want.
     
  6. fcl01

    fcl01 LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Posts: 249

    thats a pretty good amount of edging. Are you just grooming existing edges or opening new ones. if you're opening new ones, theres alot of ceanup involved, if youre just grooming you can sometimes get away with just a little raking of the mulch to cover the dirt. thats probably one of the biggest variables in determining your price
     
  7. SONSCAPES

    SONSCAPES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93






    2 of the three lawns are existing edges that need grooming the other needs a nice defined edge.
     
  8. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    We get $1.75 per foot with a $55 minimum. We did have an EZ Trencher but wore that out last year. We now have TrenchMaster and like it better.
     

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