Mulch Yard

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by willretire@40, Aug 30, 2011.


    GARRETTWOOD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    I bet it would cost more then you think. You need to have a variety plus all equipment. I think over 50k just to get started.
  2. treeman06

    treeman06 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    I run a garden center and can tell you that you will not be able to make it on just selling 4 types of mulch. The money just is not there. You will need decorative stone, hardscape products, pond supplies, maybe seed, fertilizer.
  3. branchoutshrub

    branchoutshrub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Need to have a wide variety of mulch to make decent money. We buy mulch from 4 different vendors. Sometimes the mulch is kind of crappy and we shop around. All the places work well with us because of the volume we buy.
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  4. jverdone

    jverdone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    A random thought, instead of a standard dump, what about a Hooklift type truck, you could deliver the product in the container, charge for use of the container, used as a little to no mess solution for some customers.
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  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,960

    Some of the bigger yards around here contract delivery.

    There is one that grinds mulch and buys in sand and gravel.
  6. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    if i get a virginia beach discount ill buy from you
  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,176

    I've thought about this as well. You can charge for it on site after a couple of days and also be able to do haul aways. Using a hooklift has alot of advantages.
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