well, here is something a bit hypocritacle. when i first started out, i used the same nursery for everything-plants/trees, mulch, stone, everything. well, a couple yrs ago i found a wholesaler that sells plants, much much cheaper. so i switched. but, i still use the nursery for everything else. the owner was always real good to me. taught me about alot of stuff, always very nice and eager to help. when i use mulch, like 2-3 yards, i pick it up myself from a wholesaler. when i do jobs 7 yards or up, i buy it from the nursery(for a bit more $$) plus a delivery fee. the wholesaler doesn't deliver. now, i found another nursery, that has the same nice mulch, but for considerably cheaper, and he delivers. on a small job , or if there is only one mulch job every so often, it wouldn't matter, but for what i have lined up this week, for example, the difference would be a savings of $350, if i use the new nursery. i know it's common sense to start doing business with the new guy, but the other guy was so helpful and very patient with my dumb questions when i was first starting out. now when we work for people, we want our clients to be loyal even if it means we are a little more money than the next guy(and we usually are). would you be loyal to your original supplier, even if it meant it cost you$$$.?