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Mulching and Bed Edging

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by echeandia, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    I have an appointment to bid on mulching and bed edging job. The beds are already there and just need to be refreshed according to the customer. Do you guys do the bed edging by hand or use a power machine? I was also thinking of charging between $0.95 and $1.25 a foot depending on the condition of the beds.
  2. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 613

    About $1.00 a foot is a fair charge, i recommend the Brown edger (if you have a fair amount of distance (more than a couple hundred linear feet), and as long as they arent super tight turns!) but doing it with a spade can be just as good if you don't have at least 1 or 2 hundredd feet or so because of having to run and pick up and clean and dropoff the edger. Try and line up more edgings in the same day, do all the edgings, and reapir the mulch another day to maximize your profit.

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