Starting Garden Supply Business

Are you a hobbyist who enjoys a great deal spending your time taking care of your backyard garden and cultivating garden plants and flowers?

Why not make your hobby an opportunity for you to earn some money? You can venture on a garden supply business or a landscaping supply business particularly because you already have the basic knowledge about tending gardens and plants.

If you don’t know the basics of gardening then also you can start a garden supply business with a little research, commitment and dedication. If you are open with the idea of staring a garden supply business, here are some things to consider helping ensure a successful landscape supply business:

Make a list of garden supplies that your clients will look for

If you are starting your garden supply business with an ample supply of financial capital, it will do you best if you invest on garden supplies and materials that other garden supply companies do not offer. You may want to invest on garden fountains, garden trees, garden stones and irrigation supply. Offering almost anything that your clients may need for their Japanese garden, Zen garden or pond garden will boost your reputation as a one stop garden supply company. It is therefore a great idea if you list down and identify the garden supplies and goods that your clients may look for when they visit your garden supply business. Remember that the more complete landscaping business equipment and garden supplies you have, the more likely customers will visit you to look for their hard- to- find garden supplies. Alternatively and only if you have a limited capital for your business, you may consider identifying the most frequently bought garden supplies in the market as this will help in ensuring that you have the most commonly looked for garden supplies that your clients need for their lawn gardens.

Arrange your garden supply store in such a way that it can entice garden hobbyists to visit your garden supply store

Many garden supply store owners actually prefer to set up their stores in a garden landscapes setting. This is for reason that it can help in attracting hobbyists to come to their stores because of curiosity or admiration to the garden design. It is therefore helpful if you arrange your garden supply business store in such a way that it can attract or at least trigger the curiosity of shoppers who can be enticed to ask for garden ideas and buy garden supply wholesale from you. You may, for example, make a well landscaped setting and take the opportunity to explain to onlookers the garden plans, the garden landscaping and what particular flowers you have used. This can potentially win your customers who will buy garden shrubs and garden fountain from you in the hope of making the same garden set-ups in their front yard garden.

Offer your expertise, garden ideas and advices to your clients

Good customer service and client rapport will always make a difference in the success of your business. You can develop good relationship to your clients by giving them advices that they can use in maintaining their garden. People will start to view you as an expert in the field of gardening and will more likely come to your store for gardening tips and garden supplies.


  • dale burris said on August 25, 2010
    would like to create a store for indoor gardening, from supplies to lighting
  • William Baker said on April 11, 2011
    I would like to start a Garden Supply Business. I am a disabled Veteran and can receive a grant and loans from the VA. I live in Bushnell,FL in Sumter County. Please give me information on what I need to start. Thank you.
  • Phillip Morton said on January 10, 2012
    I would like to start a garden/landscape supply business. I am in Mt Pleasant, NC (Cabarrus County).
  • Jose Garcia said on January 15, 2012
    I run a small lawn service business and would like start up a garden supply store just the basics like grass, mulch, soil, plants, trees. How do I go about start up cost..
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  • Phillip Metsker said on March 3, 2013
    I own a farm south of Lawrence, Kansas and I feel there is a huge need for plant, trees and garden supplies in the south area of Lawrence.
  • keith williams said on March 31, 2013
    I have already a property preservation business and Landscaping co. I want to extend my to offer landscaping supplies, I want to see how you get started.
  • Laura Hufford said on October 10, 2013
    We would like to open an organic gardening supply store and I'd like to know what kind of business license would I need and basically I need any advice I can get. We have just started the brain storming part of it. Where can I get more information on starting this kind of business.
  • Padmini said on February 6, 2014
    Wish to start a garden business in Chennai. Please provide the procedure to get it registered
  • Jesus Javier Huerta said on June 17, 2014
    I want to start a landscape and irrigation supply store in Los Angeles, CA. I want to offer everything from plants, fertilizers, seeds, all types of irrigation products such as valves, sprinkler bodies, nozzles, etc., pesticides, herbicides, tool, machinery, mulch, etc. Please give me information on finding suppliers. I have read online but its too broad on finding suppliers.
  • brann linzie said on July 25, 2016
    hello, i am from los lunas, new mexico u.s.a. i am looking into starting a indoor garden supply in my town. i would like as much information that i can possibly find. the area that i am requires at the least 25 miles to a large city just to try to find products and hopefully they are not sold out. i am in between three countys and a few towns so i know the demographics are high for this kind of shop. i would also like to incorprate sprinkler parts as well as chems. and parts needed for swimming pools any information provided would be greatly appreciated. thank you. Brann Linzie


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