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What do you charge?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by minerapex, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. minerapex

    minerapex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Hey guys I have been edging and always charged hourly. By edging I mean creating a well defined edge with a walk behind edger and then taking a edging shovel and removing the grass and dirt. I got a call for an estimate and they want a cost per foot. How would I figure this out AND OR what do you charge?
    All input will help a lot. Thanks
     
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    I know this has been discussed before but I can't remember what was said. Try a search..

    I have had only one request in the last few years for an edging only service. The turf/soil was over the curb by 3-4 inches. Just looking at it.. I quoted $60 to edge, remove debris and blow off. It took me 30 minutes.

    After I was done I measured it just to see what the linear foot breakdown was. It was 130' which equates to about $0.45/ft.

    So.. based on my one time experience I think .50 - .75 per linear foot would be a decent figure.

    Hope this helps.....
     
  3. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    Are you sure they didnt mean bed edging? If it is there is a big price difference
     
  4. minerapex

    minerapex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    yeah I'm talking about bed edging!
     
  5. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    You hear a lot of people say $1 per linear foot. If it is significant footage, I would definately rent a bedscaper or other bed edging machine. They are a Godsend!
     
  6. minerapex

    minerapex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Just bringing this back to the top. I have to do the estimate tommorow. ANy more help?

    Thanks
     
  7. Ray & Karen

    Ray & Karen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    I rented a bed edger for a job I did this past weekend. It cost me $36 for 3 hours. I edged approximately 300 Ft and charged $125. The whole job took me 45 minutes. I suppose mine was about $.40 per foot.
     
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    We charge 85 cents a linear foot for existing beds (redefining them) and $1.25 per foot for brand new.
     

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