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Old 08-26-2012, 12:16 AM
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My wife and I own 5 acres, and it's 1 hour from where we currently live and now work. I'm pretty much full time now, lawn care and some landscaping, and I plan to do more landscaping eventually. The 5 acres is a farm/ranch type place. My questions is:
Would it be beneficial to start a nursery that far from where we live and where I work as a landscaper? The place is located in a rural setting. The biggest city is an hour away, which is where I am now. There are other smaller cities near it, about 20 and 30 mins away.
I was thinking of using this to grow my landscaping company(income). Whole selling, retailing and using our plants for my landscaping company jobs here in the city.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:59 AM
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one thing to remember
if its an inconvenience for you to drive to the lot then its also one for the people out there to drive to town / city

I would think Mulch and small plants would sell well



I live in the county 45 minute drive to nearest city and there are probably 4-6 small nursery out here that seem to do pretty well but the owners live there so they do not have to drive to get to work .

If both you and your wife are already working are you going to hire some one to run it for you ?
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:03 AM
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one thing to remember
if its an inconvenience for you to drive to the lot then its also one for the people out there to drive to town / city

I would think Mulch and small plants would sell well



I live in the county 45 minute drive to nearest city and there are probably 4-6 small nursery out here that seem to do pretty well but the owners live there so they do not have to drive to get to work .

If both you and your wife are already working are you going to hire some one to run it for you ?
Yeah, the idea was to have someone run it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:13 AM
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Read this book.

http://www.amazon.com/So-You-Want-St.../dp/0881925845

It might change your mind about starting a nursery!
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