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Old 07-16-2008, 09:48 PM
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Keith,

The Mcdonalds analogy doesn't really work here. If Ray Kroc could only sever 14 people a day then yes he would have to find a way to become more efficient. This is a TIME issue NOT a MONEY ISSUE. Unless I can cut lawns at 2am there are only so many hours in the day I can cut. Buying a new mower helped cut down the time I spend at each customer. My next thought was to hire some one. But when my edger gave out I shaved alot of time off of every cut. Enough that if I hired someone they would have to edge and trim and blow but if you don't do that then I can pick up more customers.

Funny thing just as I was writing this another lawn care person called and asked me if I could pick up an account that he couldn't handle. Thanks to my 48 inch rider I should be able to fit him in. But I don't have too much room to grow without become more efficient.

Keith and Steve thanks for all you input this was really a great thread. I'll let you know how it goes.

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So here is my take on this hole edging and maintaining the edge thing. The old trimmer on it's side is what I do to maintain the edges around gardens, driveways and sidewalks. I've done it like that for the past 10 years only using a hand edger to cut back really thick stuff on side walks. Today I got a chance to us my stick edger I just go for my KM110 stihl life saver never had is soo easy what would have taken me an hour was done in 10 min and I know I will probably do this every 2 or 3 weeks just to keep it crisp I think it is worth having and I will get back on this to tell you if it should be done every week.
but as long as you maintain that edge with the string trimmer only cut it out when it fills in.
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So would you guys say it was fair that you give your customer an estimate with edging and one without edging, and for weekly edging maybe tack on 5 dollars every week?
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So would you guys say it was fair that you give your customer an estimate with edging and one without edging, and for weekly edging maybe tack on 5 dollars every week?
Are you saying in addition to weekly lawn care? I would think it would be better to just include it all in one price for lawn care and do the service when you felt it was necessary.

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but as long as you maintain that edge with the string trimmer only cut it out when it fills in.
I do wonder how often it would have to be re-cut.
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its my first year as well and quickly i have found edging is desired here.
i bought an edger and it does take a little longer on jobs. i tried with my trimmer and it seemed just as much work, although iam going to check into the square line at .95.
I do charge extra for edging and people are willing to pay. My minimum is $25
and $10 extra for edging.
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edge once, then clean the ditch with a weed whacker it still looks clean.

How did you get so many customers, what are you doing to attract individuals
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Edging of concrete surfaces is part of our standard service. We edge on every visit.
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