I'm currently underway on starting my own lawn care business. I'm trying to start an all organic lawn care company. So far I've got myself a 7x16' trailer, ZTR, walk behind, aerator, trimmers, backpack blower, and many other items. I've just gotten my EID and I'm on to the endless list of "to do's" still. What I'd like to know so far is where does everyone purchase there seed and fertilizer from; also are there any specific brands that are preferred over others? I had a few companies give me estimates ranging from $65-98 for each application of fertilizer to my 16,000 ft^2 yard, yet I'm finding that at the stores the prices can be $60 for just the fertilizer alone. As I'm going with organic I'm finding that prices are tending to be a bit more for them than synthetics on top of that. With this I'm wondering how they can afford those prices while still making a profit. I mean its like $40-$50 for a bag that will treat 16,000 ft^2 and then on top of that you have to spread it. Now granted these places did only fertilizer and didn't do much else so maybe they are getting a wholesale price that I don't know about. I know that one retail store I spoke with said if I bought a pallet of product I would get it at wholesale price and would either have to pay for shipping it up to me or pick it up myself. So let me know what you think and any suggestions for me would be greatly appreciated. I've read I don't know how many books but there are still unanswered questions.
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On my way but need some info