edging per linear foot

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rotgg, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. rotgg

    rotgg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    how much do u guys charge per linear foot for edging thanks
  2. stevo22

    stevo22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    well if you want to get technical about it...for a $45 yard i guess i charge about $45 a linear foot and cut edge and blow for free...

    seriously though, unless you are edging a hoa entrance that has .25-2 miles of edging, the edging of a residential yard is is just in the total price...i never measure the edging...some of the yards do not have a sidewalk, just a curb...do i charge more for the sidwalk, no...i just count the ones with a curb only a blessing...

    now if it hasn't been edged in many weeks or never, i will add some extra to the bid in order to get the edge started out good but i have only measured one edge in over 4 yrs and it was 1.5 miles of edging...very little grass to cut or weedeat...priced it at $250 cut everyu 10 days...i got the bid...

    i have seen these posts before about price for linear foot this and that...i feel that after you learn what the market will bear per yard, per neighborhood, then you should never have to worrk about measuring anything...i can drive by a yard, park in the drive, look over the fence, and give them a price...it's that simple...
  3. rotgg

    rotgg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    simple question looking for simple answer
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I think you got a good awnser, should be included in the bid. How are you pricing it now? How have you priced it for 15 years? Do you get out and measure how far you have to edge at each estimate you give?
  5. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    stick edging or flower bed edging?

    stick edge anythign commericla or HOA in the ballpark of .07/ft

    flower bed edging in the ballpark of 2.50-4.00 a foot

    residentials....... like stevo said ... guess , aint worth the time measuring unless its a while lot.
    all jobs depend on circumstance, location, difficulty, access, etc etc

    Hope this helps ya some.
  6. jtrice11

    jtrice11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    I edged 2.5 miles this spring for 25 cents a foot. Used 2 walk behind edgers, and a 6 man crew, took 11 hrs. Place hadn't been edged since the install and we hauled away 5 yards of sod, dirt, and debris. When complete, blew the edges to clean them up. Looked nice. There is a downside, weeds love to start growing there.
  7. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    just a word of advice.

    edging means different things to different people on here.

    edging for me means using a stick edger to make a pencil thin cut between the turf and the sidewalk/driveway/mulch in the bed.

    for others it means cutting a 2-4 inch wide trench 2-4 inches deep around flower beds.

    Obviously the two would require vastly different prices.
  8. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    $3300 or $50 an hour. not bad I guess. I wouldn't have minded the 3300 added to the bank account.
  9. rotgg

    rotgg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    sorry i asked lol as u can tell if u took the time to read my profile and see how long i have been in the busn u would know i was not talking about 25 feet of edging around a bed or edging a yard i am bidding a 10+ miles of edging and wanted to know a round fig for edging per 1000 feet or so but thanks for all the help and the smart ass answers lol
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Stick edging regularly maintained concrete runs $1.00 per hundred feet.

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