Ok, so i am making up a quote for a customer that has approximately 500 feet of beds that need to be re edged, they want an island bed built in the middle of yard, approximately 200-300 square feet, and another mulch bed, no edging for about 200 square feet. So im looking at about 1000square feet of beds to mulch. plus various shrubs to be trimmed, and 3 holly bushes to remove. all the beds need to be weeded, and the island needs to be HEAVILY weeded. I dont usually get into this stuff, but im trying to add services besides mowing to my business and this looks like a good job to start, but im not sure were i should begin. I assume i should rent a bed edger, but i never used one.I assume i would outline the beds with the edger, then go in with a shovel and clean out the rest of beds. also should i just weed wack the piss out of the weeds and then thro 3 inches of mulch on them to kill them? i figure i could tell them i would come back in a 3 weeks to check the weed control. when i was at the house they said they were looking to spend less than $1000 for the job. now my cost are (mulch delivered)8x35=280 plus 100 to rent bed edger. So there is 380. I assume 20-25 hours( im going to have a helper) or so to trim shrubs, edge, weed, and remulch? so at 35 an hour that's 700-875. so to quote $1100-$1300. I don't know if im getting in over my head. This might be a one time deal or could lead to weekly mowing plus other work. I was also thinking about marking the mulch bed job up about a 100 bucks and telling them if they commit to a weekly mowing ill knock of 5-10% of the bed job. Also this house is in a town that im trying to get work in as it is the "richest" town in the area.