edged so much I got a blister and ...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BryPaulD, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    2 wheelbarrow's full of cut offs. I wonder how much that job was worth? Had to have been a couple few hundred feet of it. It was the first time those sidewalks and curb had ever been edged. I was pulling the cut offf up and they were like chunks of sod.
     
  2. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    I charge by the linear foot. Also charge extra for debris removal if it has been several years since last edging.

    Mike
     
  3. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    Thanks Mike. Approximately how much? I need to tell the rents how much that's worth. It felt, and now looks like a couple hundred bucks. :) :) But probably like a fifty or so?
     
  4. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    DON'T sell your self short.. If it was $200 worth of work, charge em' $200. If they are too cheap, at least a C note.. I've done more than a few of those kinda of jobs, and if it's overgrown that bad, they get charged for a clean up...
     
  5. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    On work that involved, at least get a dollar a minute. . . PLEASE! That's one of the worst jobs in the green industry. If you want to justify it, think of how much $$ they didn't have to fork out while they let it grow into sod. . . Don't just let'em keep it all!
     
  6. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    thanks you guys :) you're boosting my confidence. I think I'll actually measure how many feet of it was done and go from there... Man ther were chuncks of that stuff like 8" wide. I used some of that stuff to fill in bad spots in my lawn on the side of my house. Then at least they have probably twice as much as what I already did, to still do yet. :eek:
     

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