How much to charge for lawn edging?

Should you include lawn edging in your lawn care package and if so, how much should you charge for the service? That is the question asked by a landscaper in the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. From the responses we saw, it seems those in the business longer tend to edge lawns because it provides a finishing touch that makes your yards stand out.

One lawn care business owner asked “I am looking into buying a lawn edger for sidewalks and driveways etc. I’ve been having a bunch of clients ask for edging and I currently do not offer it. I am wondering how much you guys charge for that service and how much work is involved.

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So far cutting lawns and other small project have been keeping me busy, so I never thought about adding edging until 3 different people asked me in one week.”

A second lawn care business owner responded “edging pricing depends on the job really. When doing edging jobs, don’t forget to cover the cost of any mulch, etc. Pricing basically breaks down to how many hours the job takes. Is it just you or do you have help? There are some different variables to consider. I just did an edge, mulch, and weeding job for some border gardens. I charged $450 for that. About 3 weeks ago I did another one that was $655. My price depends on how much area I have to edge, etc.”

A third shared “for most of the customers I have, they only have small sidewalks so I don’t charge extra for the edging because it takes only a min. or two for the lawns that I have plus it makes a world of difference to the customer and other people that see the lawn. If the job were to be a longer job then I would charge based on the total time it takes add the cost of what a new blade would be and the gas ( to me ) $30 an hrs is a fair price.”

A fourth said “unless that only is the job - I include it in the time it takes to service a yard. Remember you are selling a look to the yard, not a mowing. If you want your look to be professional, and one that other people will want, do it. If you a fly by nighter, then don’t. I charge more than anyone else locally for my yard service, I mow, trim with a string trimmer, and edge, concrete surfaces, paved drives even the road edge.”

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