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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by adamc6, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. adamc6

    adamc6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    how do you charge for edging sidewalks? One of my clients wants me to do it this year and I have no idea how to charge. I have access to an edger so that's not a problem. Thanks for your help.

  2. Mowing Freak

    Mowing Freak LawnSite Senior Member
    from S.E. Ks
    Messages: 459

    If you have a regular lawn service, you (I would think) already have an edger and I would charge the minimum for your service. If you have a trimmer, you can use that as an edger provided the grass isn't thick over where you want to edge.
  3. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    One of your clients wants you to edge this year? You dont edge as a basic service, its an add-on? Edging is always included, just like trimming, in my maintenance. Not trimming and edging to me is like, washing a vehicle, and not cleaning the windows and tires,lol.
  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    This is included in my regular services. Some people do this as an extra or a separate service they offer. I would just price this by know what you need to make per hour to cover your expenses and make a profit.

  5. bigdaddyspags

    bigdaddyspags LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    How many of you use your trimmer head to do edging? Is this a bad practice?
  6. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Here we go again..........I wish you had not asked that question:rolleyes:
  7. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Yep! Gonna be a long thread now,lol.:D :rolleyes:
  8. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    If you do not do edging around here for basic service they will find someone who will.
  9. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Yes, Mowing, edging, trimming are a standard that I thought all customers expected. All the trim work makes the Lawn Shine.
    At times I'll use my trimmer to do the edging. Good Luck...

    Lou :cool:
  10. LawnMowerMan2003

    LawnMowerMan2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 768

    I've always used my line trimmer to edge. I've never tried a blade edger, but if the edging is overgrown I have a feeling it would be a nice thing to have. Otherwise, would there be any advantage to use a blade edger? I'm curious about that too.

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