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What do you mean by Blow, Edge & Trim

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kebrowns, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    I am new in the lawn care business and not sure about some of the services I want to offer. A lot of lawn care guys say they blow, edge, trim and cut. I am confused as to what they really mean. I think blow means either blowing all the leaves up in the entire yard and/or the driveway and sidewalk. I think edge means edging the sidewalk, driveway and the bed area. I think trim means cutting or shaping up the bushes. Is this all right. I just don't want to over work myself and cheat myself of not pricing stuff right.
  2. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

    Around here if it is on a weekly basis with mowing it most likely means they blow all the clippings from the property off the driveway, sidewalk and road back into the lawn area. edging probably means edging the sidewalk and driveway not the beds. trimming probably means trimming around any trees, beds, and areas where the mower can't get not the bushes.
  3. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    Thanks for your reply. So what is it called for doing the bushes?
  4. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    and will edging the bed be a separate thing?
  5. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,257

    It is called prunning.
  6. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

    Typical it is or you could offer it as a bi-weekly or monthly service.And as far leaves go the would be considered another service as well.:)
  7. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    what is edging the bed called? and is it a separate service from edging the sidewalk and drive way.
  8. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

    It is bed edging or bed redefining and it is a separate service. If you edge the sidewalk and driveway on a regular basis. the bed edging is not needed as often just trim along the bed during your regular service.
  9. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 977

    Maybe it might just be better for you to work for someone for a bit before you get in over your head. What all kind of services do you want to offer?
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    For mowing I bill it as a mow, trim & blow: I mow the lawn, use a string trimmer to get the places the mower can't reach and I blow any debris off hard surfaces. Not a lot of edging to do where I am, but if it needs edging I do it.

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