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  1. Lawn Mowing
    Have a customer who tried to really get a big discount on lawn maintenance. I somewhat caved in because its fairly easy yard. The other day, she says oh, isn't edging included in your lawn maintenance services? I said if its pre existing yes. If I just have to redo the yard test. If you want me...
  2. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I would like to get more customers and I wasent sure what the average bid was for a 1 day spring clean up, edging, trimming shrubs, and eight yards of mulch. I was thinking around $1,600. Does that sound about right?
  3. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Greetings all. I understand you may not share pricing information, and that's ok. For those who will, please provide me some feedback. I have worked for a lawn care company for years, and decided to begin bidding mulch jobs on my own. I started relatively cheap and people commented on how...
  4. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Does any one use a general percentage for marking up materials sold to a customer? In my case I have roughly 180 ft of curved and winding flower bed to put a boarder on. It is well kept with a definite edge. I recommended the metal landscape edging from lowes which is what I used on my last...
  5. Landscape Architecture and Design-Build
    Hello all, I am just now starting to dabble in more of the landscaping side of the business and I landed a customer who wants mulch put down. One section I need to create an edge and then she would like vinyl edging to go in. I will be using Stihl's bed redefiner attachment for the kombi...
  6. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    First, a thank you to all who take the time to give their input here. I am one year into a lawn care business and I am trying to get a solid and fair pricing system setup. The following property is divided up into 3 sections. 2 sections are not irrigated and grow slowly in the summer. The...
  7. Landscape Maintenance
    ok so ive been thinking latley of a mulch job i did last season i edged the trees pretty nice to give it a nice look but there was roots in the way i pretty much hit some roots in the process and dug into them to make the esge as best i could i used a spade. so my concern is that how bad do you...
  8. Lawn Mowing
    what do you guys tipacally charge for for the first cut of the season lets say you have to double cut or even triple cut plus trimming and edging. do you charge the same price as a regular one cut mow??
  9. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I need to buy an edger. I'm new and presently using the string trimmer. It doesn't look good. Can anyone provide suggestions for what type or what brand and model of edger I should use? I don't want to spend too much but I'm also afraid that dropping $150 on something off of Craigslist will be...
  10. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I am looking to pick up my first good commercial weed whacker and I have narrowed it down to the two in the title. My question is primarily can the km110 r use the edgit pro edging add on? Also which would be better for a one man lawn care operation, primarily using it for edging and detail...
  11. Sponsor Announcements
    Here are a few screenshots of our software. I'm brand new to this site and this is my first post, so let's see how it goes...
  12. Landscape Maintenance
    I want to know how do you guys price to edge overgrown edges. I had a client ask me to do it but I don't know how to charge.
  13. Landscape Maintenance
    I am bidding a residential for the following -redefine 510 lin. feet of edges -25 yds mulch (beds are already clean) I plan to bid $1500 for the mulch w/install. Not sure about the edges though.
  14. Business Operations
    Ok boys. I've been out of the business for several years and just now jumping back in. Years ago I charged about $1 per foot for edging walks, etc. I now have an HOA (love them and hate them) that has 5,400 feet of edging. This includes the street, both sides of the walk, and the driveways...
  15. Lawn Mowing
    Last week, I wrote this article on using a line trimmer effectively. Some of you suggested I add some more about individual techniques and style, so this time, I'm focusing on edging with your trimmer. LMK what you think!
  16. Lawn Mowing
    My nephew has taken a liking to mowing and landscaping (14yrs old) and I was trying to show him how to edge with a Stihl 2-stroke string trimmer but I TOTALLY failed and we are here asking you guys for tips.
  17. Landscape Maintenance
    do you cut and clean an edge and grade the bed perimeter, or just lay the brick without cutting?
  18. Marketplace
    Got this package last year. It's not for me. For Sale Are: - Curbmate 509 Curbing machine with 3 residential molds and 6 trowels. You can purchase addition commercial forms that allow you to do parking lot blocks and islands etc. - Brown Professional edger w/ curbing rotor. This is nice because...
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