How to charge for widening a bed? 90ft long

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Logan's Lawn Care, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Logan's Lawn Care

    Logan's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I have never given a price on widening a landscape bed. I have done it for my parents but have never had to charge. The length of the bed is around 90ft and the customer wants it 1 ft wider. I have a stihl edger to make the shape and will use a shovel to widen. How would I charge? I really don't know how long it would take with just me or maybe a helper. Any help is appreciated. :waving:
  2. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 905

    Have you ever created garden beds? If so figure your old sq footage price and use that
  3. Logan's Lawn Care

    Logan's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Not yet. I have just began to get into the scaping part of this business over the past year but have not done much bed work other than edging, mulching, planting, or spraying weeds. I have done the work before but it has been at my own house with my dad, so I didnt have to think about estimating a price.
  4. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Better question is to ask how long to widen a 90' long bed 1' wider by using a shovel and bed edger.

    Then multiply the time by your hourly rate.

    I have not done any bed widening work for a customer so I can not help you with the time.

    Though I would 2 - 3 hours plus time to go to the dump.

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