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bed edging

LawnScapers of Dayton

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Dayton, OH
too many variables........soil moisture, roots, etc......I usually just charge my hourly rate....with a 1 hour minimum.....plus the rental fee for the machine......

Derek
 
there are no variables with a bed edging machine, they will go through anything as fast as you can pull it. When they can do 30-40 ft per minute, you will not make much charging by the hour. I have done up to 600 ft in just over 15 min, id rather make $600 for the job than $20 charging by the hour.
 

lawnranger44

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Hershey, Pa
We make fine money charging $.50 per foot plus rental fee.

Rent a Brown edger. They're awesome baby
 

LawnScapers of Dayton

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Dayton, OH
Well...let see........the last job I did was only about 50 feet of edging. Charged $80.00......took me about ten minutes.......cost to rent edger $37.00.

kept $43......that is about $258 per hour. Pretty good when you figure I was only looking to make $40 per hour.

This was part of a $500.00 spring clean up/mulch job.

Works for me...

Derek
 

GarPA

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
PA
we offer many different landscape services....the top 2 most profitable by far are:

1. bed edging with machine
2. machine bed edging

very profitable...and very ez with the machines

a $1500 revenue day is very doable....

now I can see some of you salavating out there....but the key is to charge the right amount.

we've never had a single customer complaint about a few hundred dollars to have their edges done...and the people who used to do it themselves, think its a real bargain given the fact it took them days to do it by hand and cart off the soil edges
 
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