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Old 07-14-2012, 02:25 PM
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looking to buy an Edger for sidewalks and driveways ect. ive been having a bunch of clients ask for edging and i do not offer that. . wondering how much you guys charge for that service and how much work is involved. . .

cutting lawns and other small project have been keeping me busy. . so i never thought about adding edging till 3 dif. people asked me in one week. .

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when you say "lawn edging" what do you mean?

Like Sidewalk edging? **This is typically done with every mow or as needed



Or bed edging? **This is typically done annually before you mulch

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looking to buy an Edger for sidewalks and driveways ect. ive been having a bunch of clients ask for edging and i do not offer that. . wondering how much you guys charge for that service and how much work is involved. . .

cutting lawns and other small project have been keeping me busy. . so i never thought about adding edging till 3 dif. people asked me in one week. .

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I can't really help with pricing because almost none of my jobs require edging. I have done a few with the edger though and maintain them with the string trimmer.
On severely overgrown (out 2-3" onto the walk) edges, I will charge a small fee for the first edge, then include it with the mowing after that.
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I try not to put to much thought into it. If it looks like about an hours worth of work I'll say 75 bucks. Or 60 if I do it while I'm mowing your lawn.
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I try not to put to much thought into it. If it looks like about an hours worth of work I'll say 75 bucks. Or 60 if I do it while I'm mowing your lawn.
I am thinking about getting rid of my edger all together, it's just sitting there in the barn. I am not really good at edging anyway. Thinking about just getting a stick edger and not worry about any replacing blades or hitting sidewalk or none of that stuff.
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We use a power edger for sidewalks and driveways. We try to charge around $50 for a short stretch of sidewalk and a "normal" size driveway. We've had great success with this. Neighbors come out ask us about doing their property.
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You can use your trimmer sideways and you don't even need an edger then, looks just as good after you get the hang of it...
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For most of the customers I have they only have small sidewalks so I don't charge for the edging cause it takes only a min. or two for the lawns that I have plus it make a world of diff.to the customer and other people that see the lawn. But if it were to be a longer job then charge for an hrs worth add the cost of what a new blade would be and the gas ( to me ) $30 an hrs is a fair price.
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I edge the sidewalks for free, but if they want the driveway done I charge extra.
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