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What to charge for edging out existing beds?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Mr.C, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Mr.C

    Mr.C LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 3

    What and how do you charge a customer if they want bed edging done. Now, grass has grown into the bed and i took a flat shovel and edged it with that at first then took the stick edge at the end. but my question is? Would you charge PER FOOT or just hourly? and how much can you charge a customer per foot? i underbid this job way too low because of the time it took with the shovel. I would perfer to charge per foot, thats a lot of work!
  2. chips17

    chips17 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 81

    I charge by the hour if I am not doing a mulch job. If its a mulch job edging is covered under bed prep. which is 10 dollars per yard.
  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I would just charge my hourly rate/ 1 hr min
  4. phillie

    phillie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 861

    It's not really all that much work. I charge .75-1, unless of coarse I am doing bed prep and mulch.
  5. CrownScapes

    CrownScapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I charge $1 foot for a new bed or one that has been neglected for awhile, mos. t cases wont be that bad, sharp tools and boom, bang done
  6. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    God a $1 a foot? Damn, I'm usually in the .30-.35 range...
  7. CrownScapes

    CrownScapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    If bed is existing I am less, but from what ne said it was in bad shape which means more time and money

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