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  • #16
    Here in NC 3ft tall after that it post to be Engineered
    Can you tell us a little what that means to have a wall 'engineered?'
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    • #17
      Can you tell us a little what that means to have a wall 'engineered?'
      If a wall has more the 3 ft of back fill on it , It needs a enginer come out and draw up plans such a architect would on a house. Going with permites and building plane if it's over 3ft.

      I have done walls in the past thats been 15 to 20 ft tall and over 200 ft long in the past !!!
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      • #18
        Mowing Pics..

        Mike,
        I like the mowing pics. It looks like a larger account. What is it? Is it commercial or residential? How do you bid your mowing?
        Logan Hershberger

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        • #19
          Mike,
          I like the mowing pics. It looks like a larger account. What is it? Is it commercial or residential? How do you bid your mowing?
          That one is a Residential!Most of my bids are a set price for yards.
          Min cut is $35 even if it only takes me 15 min. I have a few that runs $125 ,but on avg most of my yards are $50. I have 3 accounts that I charge by the HR.
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          • #20
            New job that I started today

            Before



            Mid day


            Some after pics




            I have more to do in the morning !!!
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            • #21
              Mike,

              Nice pictures! Can you tell us a little about what you were doing in this job and how long it took you?
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              • #22
                Mike,

                Nice pictures! Can you tell us a little about what you were doing in this job and how long it took you?
                I was redoing some old mulch beds .
                Called Bed edging .
                Today I started at 8:30 laid out where he whanted the new edge be as in one of the pics with the line in it !! Run a Bededger over the out line (that was marked out with paint ) Then you clean all the Sod out thats in the beds. Then I used a BK blower to clean the dirt off he grass then Mulched.
                by 3 pm I had done the edging and some sod clean up and spread 2 yards of mulch.
                I have to go back and finsh tomarrow with 2 more yards of mulch (PS thats all thats fits in the back of my truck at a time )
                more to come
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                • #23
                  I am looking forwards to seeing more!

                  What advice do you have for newer lawn care business owners when it comes to creating an estimate for such a job. How should a bed edging job be estimated? By linear ft? How much should they charge? Any advice?
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                  • #24
                    I am looking forwards to seeing more!

                    What advice do you have for newer lawn care business owners when it comes to creating an estimate for such a job. How should a bed edging job be estimated? By linear ft? How much should they charge? Any advice?
                    On this Im doing the edging by the Hr and the mulch by the yard. I started the price for $120 for 2 yards This guy I talked to long time ago aboult this and I told him I would do the work for $35 hr if it was in the winter.
                    when I get done im going to get the footage of it so I can get a idea how to charge per job (this is the firts one that I have done with this edger )PS way way faster the digging !!!! LOL I will try and get a good price for running foot !! I used $15 in paint to lay out the lines today .
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                    • #25
                      Sod edging

                      Mike,
                      Once you cut the edge and it came time to remove the sod, how did you go about doing that? Did you use a sod cutter?
                      Logan Hershberger

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                      • #26
                        Were you using one of these edgers? Did you rent it or buy it? Any specific ones you recommend?
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                        • #27
                          Mike,
                          Once you cut the edge and it came time to remove the sod, how did you go about doing that? Did you use a sod cutter?
                          If I had a sod cutter I would have but I used a pitch fork by going under the grass and prying up . It worked a littel fast then a shovel !!

                          Were you using one of these edgers? Did you rent it or buy it? Any specific ones you recommend?
                          The bed edger is made by Brown.
                          I bought it this year . It was a used one . There some ebay going around $800. New there $2500
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                          • #28
                            Mike,

                            What advice do you have for newer lawn care business owners when it comes to creating an estimate for such a job. How should a bed edging job be estimated? By linear ft? How much should they charge? Any advice?
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                            • #29
                              Mike,

                              What advice do you have for newer lawn care business owners when it comes to creating an estimate for such a job. How should a bed edging job be estimated? By linear ft? How much should they charge? Any advice?
                              Well this one I did by the HR and the mulch by the yard . Lession #1 that a nono. Its to hard to figer what time to take away from the hrs from the time that you spread the Mulch.
                              Im figering it up by the running foot, and I will give a ball park idea what that is.
                              Removing the sod takes the longest time and is the hardest work .
                              The next will go llike this.

                              Layout time. (This Job took 3 cans of paint) and around 2hrs
                              +
                              Price per running foot on Edging (2hrs)
                              +
                              Price per SQ foot of sod removel (4hrs)
                              +
                              Mulch per Yard ($60 per yard)
                              +
                              Clean up time (1hr)
                              I have one more day on it next week. After im done with the hole thing I will take measurements of Running ft, SQ ft of sod ,and sq ft of mulch .
                              I hope this helps out a little
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                              • #30
                                Well this one I did by the HR and the mulch by the yard . Lession #1 that a nono. Its to hard to figer what time to take away from the hrs from the time that you spread the Mulch.
                                Ahh ok, so what you are saying is, don't estimate this kind of job by the hour?

                                One should estimate it by the parts of it?

                                Instead of by the hour, you should create the estimate in your head like this?

                                Layout time. (This Job took 3 cans of paint) and around 2hrs
                                +
                                Price per running foot on Edging (2hrs)
                                +
                                Price per SQ foot of sod removel (4hrs)
                                +
                                Mulch per Yard ($60 per yard)
                                +
                                Clean up time (1hr)
                                Is that right?
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