No matter how successful your landscaping business is, there’s always room to grow. Whether you’re just starting out and adding residential clients to your growing project list or going after huge commercial contracts that will keep your crew busy for months, making continuous improvements to your landscaping business leads to increased efficiency, more referrals, and higher profits.
Of course, it can be tricky to know which improvements are worth the effort when you’re already short on time. And you certainly don’t want to make any financial investments that won’t pay you back in the long run.
Luckily, these tips can help you take your landscaping business to the next level without a huge headache.
And all of them revolve around finding a wholesale nursery you can trust. Because after all, you’re in the business of plants, and so are we.
When you partner with the right wholesale nursery, you’ll gain access to plant experts who can help answer all kinds of questions you may have. For example, what types of plants are native to this area? What grasses are best suited for minimizing erosion near a pond? What types of soil are needed to help these particular shrubs thrive? And how can I attract more bees or butterflies to the flower garden I’m designing for a client?
Plant experts can also save you time and money by providing you with quick and accurate project estimates, help you locate the specific plants you’re looking for or offer reasonable substitutions when inventory is low, and help you create forecasts for the upcoming season so you know what to expect ahead of time.
Lastly, they can inform you about any preferential pricing, rebates, or incentives you may qualify for.
Network of Distributors
When you’re looking for the right wholesale nursery to partner with, it’s important to look for one with a wide network of distributors so that you can get ahold of the trees, shrubs, grasses, and plants you’re looking for at a moment’s notice. Because, let’s face it, your clients are counting on it. And you can’t fulfill the landscaping dreams you’ve promised them if you can’t locate any of the plants you need.
A good wholesale nursery will have an established network of distributors, both in the United States and Canada, that they can use quickly and easily to find a variety of trees, shrubs, grasses, and plants for your next project. Plus, they will have plenty of appropriate substitutions in stock when inventory of a certain tree, shrub, grass, or plant is unavailable at any given time.
Even better, the wholesale nursery you choose may even have the ability to preselect plants for you with the help of landscape architects or city foresters, making it even easier for you to make your selections in minutes and get started on the job right away.
Dedicated Delivery System
With your busy schedule, you don’t have time to visit a nursery, make all your selections, pull your order, and transport it to the job site. That’s where working with a top-notch wholesale nursery comes into play.
Be sure to look for a wholesaler with a dedicated delivery system in place, so you don’t add yet another thing to your crammed to-do list.
Instead, let the wholesale nursery you partner with pull your order for you simply by sending them your list and requesting will-call, deliver plants safely on your schedule with their scalable fleet, or ask for your order to be drop shipped directly to you to save even more time and money.
Ready to find a wholesale nursery that meets all of your landscaping business needs and more?
Arbor Valley Nursery has been in business for more than 40 years with locations in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Plus, we employ a team of plant experts ready and willing to help you create impressive landscape designs, have an established network of distributors in both the United States and Canada, and own a fleet of dedicated delivery vehicles.