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Benefits of Composting for Homeowners Yards

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When customers come to your business to create an outdoor oasis for birds, there are several tips you can offer to help them attract feathered friends. From birdhouses and feeders to plants that attract native birds, there are many things …

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6 Trends On Display at the 2018 IGC Show

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Green thumbs from all over gathered at Chicago’s Navy Pier to discover the latest trends in the lawn and garden category at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC), which ran Aug. 14-16. Hardware Retailing editors walked the showfloor, taking notes …

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Explore New Opportunities With the Camping Niche

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bear Necessities When customers arrive at Bear Hardware in Nashville, Indiana, they are welcomed by a giant carved wooden bear and a friendly team of employees. …

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Popular Themes at Garden Show Include Technology, Millennials, Urban Gardening

Independent garden center and home improvement retailers gathered Aug. 15-17 at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) in Chicago to find products and inspiration to bring back to their businesses. Hardware Retailing staffers Chad Husted and Kelsey Truex were in attendance at …

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Independent Garden Center Show Highlights Modern, Organic Trends

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Green thumbs gathered on Chicago’s Navy Pier for a look at new products in the lawn and garden category Aug. 15-17 at the annual Independent Garden Center Show (IGC). Independent garden center operators and home improvement industry members learned about new products and spoke with …

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International Garden Fair to Highlight Outdoor Trends

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Spoga+gafa, the annual international garden fair, will be showcasing the latest in modern lawn and garden trends, such as stylish multifunctional furniture and new technology. The event, which is scheduled for Sept. 3-5 in Cologne, Germany, will be spread across …

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Beyond Grass: Other Options for Your Lawn

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Lawn design and home ownership have changed over the last few decades, changing the perception of classic front yards and fenced in back patios. Not every home today needs a full yard of neatly cut grass, and environmental concerns have …

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More Than 2,000 Exhibitors Expected at International Garden Fair

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The international garden fair spoga+gafa is slated to feature more than 2,000 exhibitors from 59 countries this year. The annual event, which is scheduled for Sept. 3-5, will again be located in Cologne, Germany, and will serve as a showcase for outdoor living and …

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