I have been a contractor for many years now, and I can tell you that having the right landscaping supply company is one of the most important parts of business
Now don’t get me wrong, I love landscaping, but equipping your landscaping company involves a lot more than with a painting contractor. You see, it is almost impossible to get all the right landscaping supplies ahead of time. Think of it: landscaping involves almost anything and everything, from flowers and grass to landscaping rocks. There’s just no way to stock up on all of the landscaping supplies that you might need ahead of time. Do you really think that you will be able to carry every tree, every plant, every landscape retaining wall with you to every job? The thought of it is absurd!
Therefore, the company that sells you your landscaping supplies must be tiptop in every way possible. They must have the largest selection of landscaping supplies available, at the most reasonable prices that you can find. They must also have a good regional supplier that can get than anything that they may need on short notice. You might even need more than one source of landscaping supplies – as a matter of fact, it is likely that you will. You might get some of your landscaping supplies from a nursery, other ones from a construction company, and still other ones from a hardware store.
You should have a regular routine of where you get your landscaping supplies, and have checklists of commonly needed supplies already prepared before you even come to clients house. The largest time, after all, on every landscape job is not the time that you spend doing it, but the time that you spend preparing it. If you can minimize landscape design and landscaping supply time, you can cut the amount of time that it takes to complete a project by half or more. Not only will the client be more happy with you, but you will be able to do more jobs and so make more money. And best of all, being able to quickly get your landscaping supplies does not require you to take any shortcuts or compromise the quality of your work.