Bed edging

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Lawnut101, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    How do you charge for bed edging? I'm putting in a bid with a guy and he wants his beds raked, edged, and mulched. I know how to charge for the other stuff, but I've never done edging before. I measure about 84 yds/paces to edge. I have to rent an edger, so should I charge the cost of the rental plus a certain amount per yard, or just 3x the rental cost? Thanks in advance for help.
     
  2. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
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    Typically you would charge by the foot. I've found I am lower than some of the guys say on here, but it's pretty quick and easy with the right equipment. I discount this service depending on the size of the mulch job.
     
  3. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for your reply. What's the going rate in your area per foot?
     
  4. Trenchblade

    Trenchblade LawnSite Senior Member
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    You should check out trenchblade, it may be able to same you some time and money on reshaping your beds. www.trenchblade.com
     
  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
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    We charge from 0-$2 a foot. We also have two bed edging machines so we have no rental cost. Smaller runs are in the $1.50-$2.00 a foot range. Larger commercial stuff would be under a dollar for sure. Its hard to charge $900 for 900 feet of natural edge when you can spray it and pull it in a couple of hours
     
  6. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for the help. I figured if it would cost me about $.25 per foot. So I'm going to charge about $1/ft. Now, I'm not sure if they guy wants this kind of edging, or if he wants plastic edging installed. How would I charge for this kind of work?
     
  7. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,254

    Thanks for the help. I figured if it would cost me about $.25 per foot. So I'm going to charge about $1/ft. Now, I'm not sure if they guy wants this kind of edging, or if he wants plastic edging installed. How would I charge for this kind of work? Thanks for the help.
     
  8. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,254

    Thanks for the help. I figured if it would cost me about $.25 per foot. So I'm going to charge about $1/ft. Now, I'm not sure if they guy wants this kind of edging, or if he wants plastic edging installed. How would I charge for this kind of work? Thanks for the help.
     
  9. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,254

    Thanks for the help. I figured if it would cost me about $.25 per foot. So I'm going to charge about $1/ft. Now, I'm not sure if they guy wants this kind of edging, or if he wants plastic edging installed. How would I charge for this kind of work? Thanks for the help.
     
  10. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I charge $2.50 per ft with $150 minimum to bring the bedbug out and plastic edging add $2 per ft to that
     

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