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Old 01-13-2008, 11:38 PM
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Products to sell at a retail landscape supply yard.

Hey guys. I'm working on opening a landscape supply yard and am trying to think of all the products and materials I should sell. I thought I would check and see if anybody here had any great ideas...? Mulch, gravel, compost, topsoil, belgard pavers and block, de-icer,.......
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:34 AM
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A few things we also do.....Concrete pots and statuary, straw, boulders and palleted stone
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:45 PM
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some places i go to carry hand tools,fertilizers, drain pipes and connecters. Plus they carry bags of mortar and concrete mix.
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:48 PM
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Definately stock the 'little stuff', bags of potting soil, tree stake kits, burlap, small hand tools, etc. (those are a few of the things I couldn't find at my local yard, various times, and I needed that particular day, and had to go elsewhere to get)
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:44 AM
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Lawn sprinkler heads, drip line, swing pipe, fittings, etc. Anything that the homeowner may need to repair their sprinkler system. Especially in the spring after the snow plow guy rips their yard up!!!
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:43 AM
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I would think irrigation would fall into more of an irrigation company personally, but it depends on your area. I like all the ideas others have mentioned, obviously books on gardening, landscaping, specific flowers (orchids, etc.). We are no longer a retail nursery, but we also used to sell Gifts. Like country style home furnishings etc, candles. Another idea is find a relative or local customer you know and sell their pies, jams, pickles etc.
"Well, I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of, but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know."-Socrates
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:56 AM
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Depends on what you want to do? If all you want is to sell bulk materials then your list is fine. If you want to be the "one stop shop" then sell everything.

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1996 F-250 crew cab short bed FOR SALE
16' landscape trailer FOR SALE
14' enclosed trailer for hardscapes
6.5' x 12' 12,000 lbs dump trailer
60" Kubota ZD21 FOR SALE
60" JD 997
36" Stander for sale
Sthil Power Tools FOR SALE
Weber 7,000 lb force revs. plate tamp
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