Pine straw and Landscape fabric

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Brothersinlawn, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Brothersinlawn

    Brothersinlawn LawnSite Member
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    I am looking for a good place to get some landscape supplies in Atlanta Georgia. I am just starting out and I have some clients who want fabric installed and their mulch replaced. I have not found a place to get these supplies. I gave them an estimate based on home depot prices. Anyone out there have a good supplier. I can't find much on the net and I don't need 1300 bales. I need about 50 yards total. This is for two jobs in the same area. But once I do these I will probably need more. I have some serious keeping up with the Jones's going on:rolleyes: . I also haven't found anywhere close to get my equipment serviced. Mower-Toro, trimmer-Honda, edger-Stihl, hedge trimmer-Stihl. I would like to find a place that can at least service the mower and sharpen blades. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    In my area, I usually get pinestraw and fabric from Lowe's.....they have the best prices on it.
     
  3. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Check with nurseries and see if they carry pine straw. Some around here do. It's not any cheaper than Lowe's but it sure is a lot closer.

    Similar topic; Grits or another southerner; how many square feet will a bale of pine straw cover?

    thanks,
     
  4. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    How ya doing? I'm in Gulf Breeze!!! What company are you with? I am with Shields Lawn Care, LLC.
     
  5. Brothersinlawn

    Brothersinlawn LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the help guys. Hey Grits have you ever been abducted by aliens. I here they are everywhere down there in Gulf Breeze. I use to live in Fort Walton I really like that area. I miss the white sand beaches and fishing.
     
  6. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
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    Where is Atl are you located....There are tons of places around town...
     
  7. Brothersinlawn

    Brothersinlawn LawnSite Member
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    I am on the west side of Atlanta just South of Buckhead.
     
  8. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    There are tons of places....Home Depot Landscape Supply is on South Cobb and Est Wst, the farmers market, and a few other smaller places. If you need that much pine straw, I would say you need to order about a truck load from Cooks down at the Farmers market. You wont beat their prices trust me. Only thing is, you will need to find a place to have a trailer parked until you are done. A truck load will cost you no more then about $3000. Depending on what you are charging you should make out really good for ones days work. Good luck, and if you need to sub it out, just let me know :)
     
  9. Brothersinlawn

    Brothersinlawn LawnSite Member
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    That should keep me busy today checking this stuff out.
     

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