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Old 06-05-2008, 12:58 PM
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Today I went out and looked at a yard which has the potential to be my second client. He wants weekly mowing and then one time edging, weeding & mulching the flowerbeds. Heres some of the details:

-Not that it matters but the house is valued at $561,000 and he is a photographer for Abercrombie & Fitch.
-Most of his yard is flowerbeds.
-He wants the yards edged. Not with bricks or plastic edging but "trenched". I don't know what else to call it.
-The beds are 4' to 5' deep all the way around the house and around the perimeter of the yard.
-Around the house there is 291 linear feet of flowerbeds
-Around the perimeter of the property there is 585 linear feet of flowerbeds.
-Total for all beds is about 876 linear feet of beds.
-I would estimate that it would take about 45 minutes to an hour to mow and trim the yard. I was thinking of charging him $60 to $75 for mowing
Here are 4 pics of the yard. I have more but this is a good representation. Yard in need of estimate

What tools do I need to have to do the edging right and to make it easier?
What are the steps you would take to tackle the job?
Any other advise, tips, criticisms, anything.

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Other topic on edging

We were talking about edging there, and there's a post about a good tool I use for edging. That seems like a lot of edging...I'd roughly guesstimate that I could do maybe 2 feet per hour with an edging tool including a time allowance for cleanup, that's pretty rough though.
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Quote[/b] (UniversityLandscapers @ June 05 2008,6:19)]I'd roughly guesstimate that I could do maybe 2 feet per hour with an edging tool including a time allowance for cleanup, that's pretty rough though.
Is that right? 2 feet in an hour? So this 800'+ job would take 1600 hours?

Was that a typo?
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Haha....2 feet per minute is what I was thinking...maybe even 3
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Whew. I was really worried there for a second.

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