how to price for edging

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by cobia, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. cobia

    cobia LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    how do you price for edging bed driveways patio walkways ect??? any input would help.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    85 cents/foot for existing areas like sidewalks, driveways and $1.25 for new mulch beds, gardens, etc.
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I just use my hourly rate as a basis.........
  4. sancho_man_orlando

    sancho_man_orlando LawnSite Member
    Messages: 216

    downhere edging is included it my weekly lawn maintenance.
  5. hughmcjr

    hughmcjr LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 183

    Charge and hourly rate. Check closely though when you bid edging. If the lawn hasn't been edged ina while along sidewalks and is way overgrown like 6+ inches or more, it takes time to dig out the overgrowth.
  6. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    After a while, learn and figure how long it will take you. The reason I say this, is because for sidewalk and curb edging, there is no magic formula. Sometimes when you go in for the initial edge, you can be taking 1/2" width off by 1/2" thick. Other times, you can be taking off 2" that is 1" thick. Some just have much more cleanup than others. Now, for normal upkeep, we usually charge around $20 a month (for a standard subdivision lot - around 200 linear ft.), and it is done atleast every other week. Of course, it only takes about 2 minutes with a stickedger, and there is really no cleanup involved.
    Now,....this begs the question....@ 85 cents a foot, who on Gods green earth is going to spend $170 for edging their curb and driveway???
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    People that ask for's not like you have to do it every week you are there.
  9. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    the first time you edge a sidewalk you should charge .75 to 1.25 foot if its a mow customer to maintain charge him an extra 5 bucks if its a one time thing why under bid it. i don't like working for free.-

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