charging for garden edging

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by walkermt26, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. walkermt26

    walkermt26 LawnSite Member
    from Mass.
    Messages: 14

    what is a good way to charge for garden edging? and any suggestions on good power edgers....still doing by hand......
  2. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    Maybe you could charge by the foot, or the time it takes, I'm not really sure about that.

    I know stihl, and echo, make good gas edgers, allong with redmax and some others.
  3. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,600

    I'm in Mass, too. I get $1 per foot for new beds. Refreshing an old bed is 50 cents. If a customer had 500+ feet of edging, I will discount.

    I just use a Stihl stick edger to cut a smooth line, then dig, rake and blow out the backside. Trenchblades work pretty good, they cut a thicker line than a straight edger blade. Sometimes (if there is room) I'll run several passes with the edger with Trenchblades while my helper blows it clear with the backpack.

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