WHY ARE PLANTS AND TREES SO EXPENSIVE?
Due to the severe snowstorm we had in Texas in February 2021 growers lost millions of dollars in crops thus creating a nationwide shortage of plant material. The majority of the plant material you see has to be imported from other states which is very expensive due to the rising cost of fuel. Thus the cost of plants and trees has risen between 30 and 50 percent depending on the type of plants or trees you want.
Out of state growers are having to step up production to help out while growers in Texas grow new crops to fill the void. That means out of state growers are having to crank out plant material as fast as possible. Due to that fact we are seeing plant material come in at half the size we are used to receiving. For example, we were used to getting 30-gallon red tips at 6′ tall last year and every year prior. Now we are lucky to get them in at 4′ tall. We have zero control over what is going on in the marketplace but we strive to locate the healthiest largest plants and trees available.
WHAT I DO, HOW I DO IT AND WHY I DO IT THAT WAY?
La Tejana caters to a niche market working directly with growers to bring their products to the marketplace. Our clients have one thing in common: they are super busy and want to be able to pick up the phone or get on the internet and place their order and have it delivered and installed promptly.
We serve our private clients by:
- Promptly procuring the landscape material they desire.
- Delivering the plants and trees to their home or office.
- Installing the plants and trees if the customer so desires.
We sell, deliver and install the following landscape material:
- Always green trees.
- Fast growing trees.
- Flowering trees.
- Exotic palm trees.
- Plants and shrubs.
The other thing I want to clarify is that I do not keep a nursery I’m a broker. I have no desire to be tied down to a nursery I like working out in the field. I spend a great deal of time visiting growing operations all over the state and reviewing hot sheets from all over Texas daily so that I know what is readily available to deliver and install for my clients. That takes a lot of work and requires me to have my boots on the ground.
WHAT I WON'T DO AND WHY I WONT DO IT!
If you are just looking to kick tires and are not serious about making an immediate purchase please go to a nursery. I’m a one woman show and will not stop everything I’m doing just to drive across town to take a picture of one tree that you may or may not buy. If you are serious and want to make an immediate purchase call me. Once I locate your materials I will require you to pay for your order so I can have it pulled ASAP. If you dilly-dally I can virtually guarantee that the materials will be sold by the following morning. This is a cash and carry business there are no holds.
It would serve to reason that it would be a waste of my time and money to select poor quality landscape materials for my client. I take the time to select number (1) quality plants for my clients unless otherwise specified such as if it is a clearance item. I can assure you that my staff and I know how to select plants and trees because we do it daily. There is nothing you can do that we can’t do better.
If you are bound and determined to select your own trees or plants you need to go to a nursery that has the paid staff to help you. Growers and wholesalers do not allow the public on their property for two good reasons. They do not have the time to deal with people who are looking for one tree and they also can only sell to the trade by law. They literally have a ton of landscapers lined up at their farms buying many trees and plants at once.
we deliver statewide but only install within 2-hours of san antonio
I specialize in locating large quantities of plants and trees, selecting them, delivering them and/or installing them fast. If you only want your order delivered and not installed please keep in mind that when you receive your order you will have to unload the trailer yourself when it arrives. That means that you have to have whatever equipment is necessary to remove that load on site such as a skid steer. We deliver statewide but we only install within 2-hours of San Antonio. We can usually get your order out to you within 72-hours that is unheard of in the industry.