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Old 06-06-2008, 11:25 AM
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yea, I would have charged $200 - $300 bucks
how long did it take you from start to finish?
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Am I missing something here? Why didnt you use a gas edger ?
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didnt know they made a gas edger plus I just started out lawn care this summer to give it a try for myself and see how I liked it.. how expensive and easy to use is a gas edger?
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didnt know they made a gas edger plus I just started out lawn care this summer to give it a try for myself and see how I liked it.. how expensive and easy to use is a gas edger?
Yea it would cut that job 99% You could did all that about 15 minutes.



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Do you think knowing this will make you want to go out and get one? Do you have enough edge work to make it worth your while?
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Matt, nice job on the edging. What I might do different if you didnt do it already is to clean the edge with your weedwhacker. Makes the edge that much cleaner to the eye.

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Nice work.

$90 is probably a fair price for the work but I agree with PNP...you must get away from using a spade as your primary tool.

Get a gas edger or 2 (stick type that PNP showed and/or a 3hp+ push type) also get the "half-moon" hand edger for detailed work.

Why didn't you sell them on edging? You could have tripled your profit.

No worries...you're learning. Learning is what this forum is for.

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Yea it would cut that job 99% You could did all that about 15 minutes.



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Do you think knowing this will make you want to go out and get one? Do you have enough edge work to make it worth your while?
Yes this is making me very interested.. I do not have many edging jobs but I think I could get a bunch if I advertised it.. I'll let you know if I go through with this.

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Matt, nice job on the edging. What I might do different if you didnt do it already is to clean the edge with your weedwhacker. Makes the edge that much cleaner to the eye.

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Thanks Mike, The edges in the front by the flower beds could have used this I think in a few places.. I'll be sure to try it out next time!

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Nice work.

$90 is probably a fair price for the work but I agree with PNP...you must get away from using a spade as your primary tool.

Get a gas edger or 2 (stick type that PNP showed and/or a 3hp+ push type) also get the "half-moon" hand edger for detailed work.

Why didn't you sell them on edging? You could have tripled your profit.

No worries...you're learning. Learning is what this forum is for.

Good luck. You're doing great.

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Keith, thanks for replying... Could you explain to me what you mean byt why didnt I sell them on edging? I'm interested in what you mean.. Thanks so much!
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Keith, thanks for replying... Could you explain to me what you mean byt why didnt I sell them on edging? I'm interested in what you mean.. Thanks so much!
Sorry I wasn't more clear.

I meant to say: installing landscape edging.

Landscape edging will help make the border permanent. If you are going for a plastic edge, purchase the best quality material you can buy. Metal edge is even better as it won't get chewed up by your weedeater.

It sounds like you tried to sell them a mulching job too? Don't take "no" as an answer.

You should have lots of counters to their objections. Let them know that you buy in bulk so you can get them a better price, tell them that you have a "vision" for their yard which includes color and type of edging and mulch, explain how difficult and dirty it is to haul and install mulch. Always have at least two counters to every objection.

Look at this short article I wrote last year on the art of countering customer objections to always make the sale:

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Keith,

One of our forum members in the past, Tim, would tell us how he would create a landscape design for his current lawn maintenance customers so he could sell them on his 'vision' of how their yard could be.

Did you ever find yourself doing that or how best would you advise lawn care business owners to sell that 'vision.'
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