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Bed trenching

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by PGA, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I know some of you call it edging. We call it trenching around here. I dont have to much of it to do but I was wondering how you guys charge for it?

    By the foot?

    I do it with a trench shovel. It doesnt take that long. I was thinking about a dollar a yard for beds that were already cut but just needed to be reshaped due to run off or settling.

  2. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188


    I don't use an exact system for charging by measuring. From previous experience, I am able to get a close idea of how many man hours it will take by looking at the beds. From there, I'll the multiply the hours by my hourly rate.

    Don't forget to charge a 'dumping' fee if you are going to be removing the edgings from the property.

  3. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Im doing a job tommorow but its only going to take about 20 mins to get them back into shape. I charge 60 and hour for cleanups or other jobs that I do hourly so I guess that would be $20. Thats not bad.
  4. williamslawn

    williamslawn LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 202

    We use a Brown Bed edger (TrenchMaster) we charge $1.00 per foot for small jobs and .50 per foot for big jobs with a $75.00 min.
  5. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    a dollar a foot an up!!
  6. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    I charge 1.25 per ft and any hauling is an extra

  7. jhoneycutt

    jhoneycutt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    I rent a Bed Edger for $25 It does awsome. and usually get a couple of jobs together and split the rental then by man hrs.
    and it doesn't take long (avg. 1 man hr per yd)

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