Bed Edging

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by GrassHoppers Lawn, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. GrassHoppers Lawn

    GrassHoppers Lawn LawnSite Member
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    I have a client who wants all mulch beds done with an edger machine. I plan on renting one and I need to know how much to charge. Charge by the foot, hour,etc.:cool2:
     
  2. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Time and materials. You have to know how long it will take you to do it and then figure out the cost to rent a bed edger and buy the mulch and also figure the disposal of all of the waste from the beds.

    Unless you have a burn pit, that will cost you. If you charge by the foot you will lose your shirt unless you are charging like $100/ft or more and no one in their right mind will go for that.

    You need to bid a straight hours and materials price and hope you aren't under but if this is your first, you probably will be....(I am brand new at this too and I lose left and right but I am getting faster at the non-mowing stuff)

    Good Luck
    Brian
     
  3. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you doing the mulching to ?? or just cutting a new edge ?
     
  4. steve5966

    steve5966 LawnSite Member
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    Here where the ground is hard clay, it may take a couple of minutes to edge five feet. It may not sound like long, but if your operating the edger it's an eternity.
     
  5. EJD Lawnpride

    EJD Lawnpride LawnSite Senior Member
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    How many linear feet is there?
     
  6. GrassHoppers Lawn

    GrassHoppers Lawn LawnSite Member
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    I have 200ft. to edge and i will need to rent the edger. I will be mulching later. I feel that hourly is a good option with rental fees tacked on..THANKS

    :usflag:
     
  7. GrassHoppers Lawn

    GrassHoppers Lawn LawnSite Member
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    I will be mulching later...
     
  8. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We charge .60 per linear foot plus rental fee, only if conditions are ideal. We can rent a bed edger for around $40 for 4 hours but we always charge the client for a full day $70, you never know what you might run into.

    200 feet X .60 = $120 + $70 rental fee = $190

    Not bad for less then 2 hours worth of work.

    Hope this helps
     

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