Edging

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Slcareco, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
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    1. How much do you guys charge?

    Also

    2. How often do you perform it in a season?

    3. And if its edging out a new bed taking away soil and sod what do you charge?

    Thanks
     
  2. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
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    I charge by the hour the same as cutting when I first set the edge. I maintain it as needed for 10 dollars. I think I need some advice in the area also....
     
  3. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 613

    Edging of beds we charge $1 per linear foot if we are putting new mulch down. if all we are doing is edging we charge $1.50 per linear foot. First we pull away the mulch about 16" away from the edge. Then the Brown Bed Edger puts a 4" deep trench as an edge and we spread out the soil and then pull some muclh back over the soil into the trench but we try and leave about a 2" deep trench as the edge. It isnt too deep the mower will drop in and scalp the heck out of the lawn, but it is deep enough that the mulch should inhibit any weeds and turf from growing through it for at least a few months.

    Touchup edging (using just a stick edger) can be done a lot cheaper and I havent formulated a price on this yet. Pavement edging would be comparable to touchup edging. I would guess maybe $ .10 per foot. You could probably do this a few times a year and not have any cleanup except blowing off of pavement.
     
  4. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i edge all curbs, sidewalks, driveways, and other walkways as part of my normal cutting charge. not edging makes me look bad, why would someone want to pay to have a bunch of grass hanging over the sidewalk?

    just my .02
     
  5. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah I thought 1.00 per foot was the going rate.... so if its 5,000 feet of edging $5000.00 bucks?
     
  6. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i edge every time i mow(if needed), and it's included in the price
     
  7. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 613

    bed edging and edging sidewalks is very different

    i havent done edging along driveways or walks yet but i may do that this coming year.

    I do however string trim curbs etc if the mower doesnt get close enough
     
  8. greenlightlawncare

    greenlightlawncare LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Mike. I have done this service for a while now and charged a dollar per foot for eding only. I have been underpricing myself. that's no good for me or for the profession.
     
  9. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    In florida edging is part of the package, actually the normal around here
     
  10. harddog00

    harddog00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    Mine is included in mowing as well.
     

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