What are you guys getting for pine straw installation/sales...??

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by andyslawncare, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 812

    how much do you guys get for:

    1. installing pine straw / bale
    2. selling & droping off pine straw / bale

    how much are you paying per bale at your wholesale supplier/producer??

    I'm fixing to start distributing straw in Metro Atlanta...Most guys are selling from $3-$4.50/bale and installing from $3.25-5.50/bale. How does this compare with your area/service???

    I found a producer that sells for $2/bale....its 150 miles away....I'll make out well if I pick up 700+ bales (I have someone that I will pay to drive there for me).

    Experience in this and advice is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 3,864

    There are several places around the Cumming area that sell pine straw. I usually pay $3.00 per bale. But I have paid as much as $ 3.50 per bale. It depends on which supplier I go to. I don't go to Lowes or Home Depot, their Pine straw is usually small and dirty and dried out.

    Last year I was paying $3.50 for some really nice long needle pine straw. It was really brown and fresh and the bales where huge. I haven't purchased any in a while the prices might have changed due to higher fuel prices. I charge $7.00 a bale installed and usually have no problem getting it. Pine straw is a pain in the a$$ and if I can't get $7.00 I don't want it. Let someone else have it.

    Dave...
     

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