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sidewalk edging price

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by randy2625, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. randy2625

    randy2625 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    whats a good price for edging 800' of sidewalk at a apartment complex i mow. keep in mined i only have one stick edger.
  2. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Time how long it takes you to edge 10 feet of gnarly, overgrown side walk, multiply by 80, and you have an approximate time frame... Then punch in your hourly rate, and go from there... At least that's how I'd do it... Good luck on it..and God bless you..
  3. CoastalEmpire

    CoastalEmpire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I'd rather hedge overgrown elaeagnus than edge. I hate edging. So I'd charge alot for 800ft! that's almost 3 football fields long. fuh-get dat
  4. 42homers

    42homers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    If it ain't grown over onto the sidewalk then edgeing 800' shouldn't take much longer than walking 800'.

    If it hasn't been done in a long time then it might take an hour or so to do. Whatever an hour of your time is worth.

    We edge everything everytime we go. I have a car lot that probably has a 1/2 mile of curbs..........do it every week to 10 days.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    There is no way of telling. How far overgrown is it? How much material will you be taking off? How THICK is it? If it's overgrown, there is no way you're going to do it at a walking pace - especially with a stick edger. If it was ME doing it, you'd see me with a good wheeled edger and a spare blade and wrench sticking out of my back pocket. The cleanup time is what adds up. The edging is the easy part. Don't forget your hauling and/or disposal. Just a guess, but if it os a light to moderate amount of material, for an initial edge, you'd be looking at around 20 bucks per 100 linear ft. for that amount to be done all together. (pro-rated)
  6. lawncarepros2004

    lawncarepros2004 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    $45 an hour , may take as long as 6-8 hrs depending how overgrown it is. i just took on some crap edge work that took me 2.25 hours for almost 200 ft.
  7. benb0808

    benb0808 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I'd charge a quarter per foot...800X.25=200. Sounds good to me if its just a one time edging. I edge with a trimmer every time I mow and just include it in the price.

    Ben Baumgart
    B2 Lawn Co.
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

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

    You may want to rent a larger edger for that job. I don't think the actual edging is the time consuming part......its the clean up...

  9. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    if its overgrown, rent one of these. this is what i have and use everyday....... I love edging with this, the more overgrown the better. and when its not overgrown, I've actually been able to run with this. This is a Kee Trailmate

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