Black plastic edging

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ClippersLC, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
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    I've never put any of this stuff down before except a few feet here and there. Customer wants me to install that black plastic flower bed edging that comes in big rolls. I know I have to dig a little and put stakes every few feet in this to hold it in place but what is a decent price to charge for this. Its just under 400 foot total that has to be installed. Customer already has all the edging and stakes to drive in the ground all I'll be in is just regular dirt/mulchy ground no rocks or roots so the digging will be easy enough. Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How long do you think it will take you, or you and a helper, and at least get your labor rate for that.

    Kirk
     
  3. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
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    I'd personally charge around $300 for what you are describing.
     
  4. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
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    I'd personally charge around $300 for what you are describing.
     
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Don't buy it in rolls, look for lengths of it instead, will save you alot of time and aggravation.
     
  6. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
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    Crash, I kinda agree with you. I was thinking around. $1.00 to $1.15 a foot. Kinda like the dollar a minute thing some guys shoot for mowing... Thanks for your input...
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  7. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
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    Crash, I kinda agree with you. I was thinking around. $1.00 to $1.15 a foot. Kinda like the dollar a minute thing some guys shoot for mowing... Thanks for your input...
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  8. traderfjp

    traderfjp LawnSite Member
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    I wouldn't do the job. The plastic edging never looks good and is a royal pain to install properly. I would convince your custumer to go with steel or aluminum edging. It is much easier to install, looks much nicer and holds up better.
     
  9. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
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    First, I would want the soil to be fairly firm, trying to stake edgeing in soft soil is the pits, then go rent a machine that digs the trench, it shouldn't cost too much, and you can make a straight line a whole lot easier.

    But, all that said, a $1/ft. or a little better is what I charge, but then I own a trencher:laugh:

    Regards
     

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