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are there any yard owners here?

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by WFMJenny, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. WFMJenny

    WFMJenny LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I am a medium sized yard owner, but do not have an accompanying landscaping business. I would love to talk to other yard owners and be able to bounce ideas off of each other.
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,168

    what is a yard owner?
  3. eakern

    eakern LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 39

    I have a friend who is a yard owner. I let her know about this site and the new forum in hopes that she will join. What kind of supplies do you have on your yard ?
  4. OP

    WFMJenny LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    We carry decorative gravels, construction gravel, mulch, flagstone, outcropping, boulders, concrete retaining walls, natural stone for walls, concrete pavers, construction block, construction cement, cutured stone, pond products, and probably alot more that I can't think of right now.
  5. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I think we're all yard owners, aren't we? Unless we live in the city maybe.
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,168

    ok, so a yard owner, sells landscape supplies? is this profitable? i always wondered how much my supplier pays for stone. i get 3/4" red for $32 a ton, what does it cost you to buy it in bulk, for resale?
  7. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    they are talking about being a "mulch yard" "stone yard" "supply yard" etc etc not being a grass yard owner duh look and see what the forum is and thing about it.
  8. OP

    WFMJenny LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    The markup or margin depends completely on the product and the demand. I can't really give you an idea on the stone you referenced as to get something like that by me there would be alot of frieght added that reflects on the cost. In general around my area construction gravels are in the 14-20 dollars per ton and decorative gravels between $60 and $150 per ton.

    I can tell you that there can be alot of money in yards, but if you get into a very involved yard you have alot of expenses too.
  9. Indiana

    Indiana LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    I have given it alot of thought to open a supply yard in my area, but not done so yet.
  10. Imulchmore

    Imulchmore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I own a mulch and landscape supply yard in Chester County, Pa. We sell mulch, decorative gravel, clean stone, modified stone, top soil, firewood. In the winter we sell rock salt bulk and bagged, calcium chloride bagged only and snow shovels. During December we sell Christmas trees and the such.

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