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pine straw

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by backtobasicslawncare, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. backtobasicslawncare

    backtobasicslawncare LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 126

    i have lots of pine straw. i'm going to make a big pile of pine straw to sale.
    if i had a long chevy long bed full of pinestraw how much would that be.
    how much does a full truck bed cost??

  2. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    I have been offered free pine straw several times, sometimes gathered into a pile, sometimes ungathered.

    I didn't take it because it is much easier to buy it in bales. It is easy to quantify and charge for it, and it is easy to haul. It is also easy to grab it by the twine and throw it where you want it before spreading it.

    I've never had anyone balk at paying for baled pinestraw.

    Maybe others would buy it loose, but personally I wouldn't.

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