Do everyone charge more for edging

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Dunn's, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    do you all charge more for edging with a stick edger and if so how much?Also which stick edger does everyone recommend?
  2. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    edging is included in my price, it is figured in, its not a freebie, IMO, a good edging job is what sets professionals apart from gypsies. I have shindaiwa and redmax edgers. like them both. Stihl and echo make nice ones too.
  3. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    What he said. You must edge (or maintain edge with trimmer) or your work will look like Cr@p.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,590

    Constant debate on whether you need a stick edger but if you are short on money use the trimmer it does just fine. No commericial full time business in our area uses any stick edgers.
  5. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    We only charge for initial edging of new customers because we have spent up to an hour with 2 people edging a property the 1st time, after that it is included no charge every week
  6. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    I edge everyone. On lowballers I use the string trimmer and on the good customers I use the real edger. That way I don't have to take out more equipment if I don't really need to.
  7. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    edging is included with our accounts.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    edging is what makes the lawn look good. its included in our price.
  9. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Included in my price...

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