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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by cobia, Sep 9, 2006.
how do you price for edging bed driveways patio walkways ect??? any input would help.
85 cents/foot for existing areas like sidewalks, driveways and $1.25 for new mulch beds, gardens, etc.
I just use my hourly rate as a basis.........
downhere edging is included it my weekly lawn maintenance.
Charge and hourly rate. Check closely though when you bid edging. If the lawn hasn't been edged ina while along sidewalks and is way overgrown like 6+ inches or more, it takes time to dig out the overgrowth.
THAT WHAT I WOULD CHARGE
After a while, learn and figure how long it will take you. The reason I say this, is because for sidewalk and curb edging, there is no magic formula. Sometimes when you go in for the initial edge, you can be taking 1/2" width off by 1/2" thick. Other times, you can be taking off 2" that is 1" thick. Some just have much more cleanup than others. Now, for normal upkeep, we usually charge around $20 a month (for a standard subdivision lot - around 200 linear ft.), and it is done atleast every other week. Of course, it only takes about 2 minutes with a stickedger, and there is really no cleanup involved.
Now,....this begs the question....@ 85 cents a foot, who on Gods green earth is going to spend $170 for edging their curb and driveway???
People that ask for it...it's not like you have to do it every week you are there.
the first time you edge a sidewalk you should charge .75 to 1.25 foot if its a mow customer to maintain charge him an extra 5 bucks if its a one time thing why under bid it. i don't like working for free.-