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price for hand edging beds?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by alexschultz1, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,555

    what do you guys charge per foot of bed that needs to be edged? i need to estimate a job with a ton of beds that they want edged.
  2. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,555

    bump, someone has to have some input
  3. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 651

    Go hand edge a bed for fifteen minute's, measure the length you did.
    X4= what you can do in one hour.
  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    i charge a dollar a foot. Yes its alot of $ because its a lot of work if done right.
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    I use to charge dollar a foot When I done them by hand now I charge hour rate I use a Turf Teq
  6. SouthernDelight

    SouthernDelight LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Depends on the ground. If its relatively easy, $1.00 a foot. If not, price accordingly.
  7. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,460

    Price by your labor wage.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Well, I tell you...

    It's the same thing with stump grinding, a side-line of mine, it sure would be nice if I had a per diameter inch formula but why
    it doesn't work with every stump, just like grass cutting, if there were only a one-size fits all formula but oddly enough and no,
    sorry Charlie, and you can certainly test me on this but apparently things just don't work out that way.

    So we can give you all sorts of pricing basics and formulas, but I speak from experience when I say that in the end you
    will have to run into that thing where you can just look at a job and say how much it will cost and not because of magic
    foot-per-hour formulas, but because you know what it takes to get the job done, and the reason you know why is
    because you have done so many that you just know these things and can't nobody tell it better.

    For that to happen one apparently has to bite the bullet on the first few, you take your best shot knowing
    you might lose out either money or customer-wise but that in the long run hopefully you'll do all right.

    That's the best I can tell you, and good luck
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011
  9. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,652

    Rent a bed edger. It will make you very happy and you can get a ton of yards knocked out in no time!
  10. SouthernDelight

    SouthernDelight LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    By the hour? You would kill yourself. By the linear foot. Tried and true.

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