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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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I just started up a lawn care / landscaping company. Does anyone know how I can get wholesale discounts at nurseries?
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I would think your best bet would be to go to your local nurseries and ask them if they can give you a discount.
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I would think your best bet would be to go to your local nurseries and ask them if they can give you a discount.
That is all we did last year along with a copy of our business license, we do this for all supplies, massive discount on top soil from our supplier.
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Andy,

Was there a certain way you brought it up or asked them or did you simply say, how do we get a commercial discount?

Did they ask for your business license or did you just bring it to show them?
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Was there a certain way you brought it up or asked them or did you simply say, how do we get a commercial discount?

Did they ask for your business license or did you just bring it to show them?
Well, I did my research on the companies and suppliers first, then I called from my house phone and, just for example I called and said I am doing landscape on my property and need 16 yards of Organic Top Soil, I live in Brookside, what would it cost with delivery? Then I waited a couple of days, Hi may I speak with the person in charge of commercial sales? Good day, M y name is Andy and I own Oakridge Yard Care, we are a new company in the city and looking at supplier rates, what would you charge for example for 16 yards of top soil delivered? My #1 goal was to ensure I was receiving a discount.

Anyhow I did this with about 8 suppliers last year, we are the third largest client of the Organic soil company, we buy mulch, top soil and turf dressing, I would have to check to be certain but we bought close to 200 loads of product last year, did the same thing with a quarry as we go through around 20 truck loads of rock a week, we did 6 loads today alone on a road we built.

If they want my business, I have to get a discount, just like our business there are lots of fish in the sea.
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That sounds like a great way to go about it. What kind of discount should a lawn care business owner be looking to get?
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That sounds like a great way to go about it. What kind of discount should a lawn care business owner be looking to get?
Depending on the supplier I get 20 to 35% off the customer rate, this gives me a little wiggle room, biggest discounts are sod and Organic lawn soil
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Interesting. What about plants? How much of a discount would be good for them?
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Good stuff y'all. Thanks. Y'all sound like big businesses. I only have 3 accounts so far. Just have to make enough to pay for the trailer I bought before I can shell out $$ for advertising.

How many accounts do y'all have? What is your average price for a lawn 14,000 sq ft?

Again, thanks for all your input.
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