edging sidewalks priceing

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by scooterdayton, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. scooterdayton

    scooterdayton LawnSite Member
    Male, from Wisconsin Rapids
    Posts: 46

    how much does one charge to edge sidewalks?
     
  2. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    How long is it going to take?
     
  3. scooterdayton

    scooterdayton LawnSite Member
    Male, from Wisconsin Rapids
    Posts: 46

    probley about a hour,
    but would anybody charge this by yard or ft?
     
  4. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    Edging time is highly variable depending on the amount of overgrowth.

    Anywhere from as fast as you can walk and 1 pass with the blower (maintenance)
    To a job requiring wheelbarrows, shovels, and a trailer piled high with trimmings.

    Trying to price edging by linear measure is asking for problems, unless you have 4 different prices dependent on overgrowth.

    Do yourself a favor and price things according to time, materials, disposal, profit, & OSF. Make sure you can cover your overhead with some $$$ left over)


    Now that you have established it will take an hour; multiply by your hourly rate, (time&profit)..... materials (none- small equipment wear is included with hourly rate)......disposal (you be the judge)...... OSF(low to none on this job)

    Roll it all together and spit out a price.


    Once you get further along; you'll need to take a close look at your operating expenses and adjust your rates.
     

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