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Top Trends in Landscaping and Gardening


As the spring season is upon us and warmer weather is inching closer and closer, your customers are eager to get outside and enjoy their outdoor living space in a variety of ways. While planting flower gardens and getting the grill …

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Helping the Planet on Earth Day and Beyond

Earth Day

On April 22, people will celebrate Earth Day in unique ways, and independent home improvement stores are getting in on the action. Many businesses are hosting events or raising awareness around the holiday in other ways, but several stores have Earth care as part …

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Consider Pets When Selling Products for Landscaping

Pet owners who are thinking about how to make their outside spaces fun and safe for their animals are dabbling in a trend called petscaping. “We’re doing what we normally do in our yards and gardens but just with additional respect toward pets’ …

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Outdoor Cooking a Hot Topic at Spoga+Gafa

The emergence of outdoor cooking as a prominent category was clearly evident throughout the Koelnmesse Exhibition Center this week, where grills, barbecues and smokers of all sizes, styles and price points could be found. Outdoor cooking products occupied an entire hall …

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Spoga+Gafa Features Competitive Lumberjacks and Aerial Dining


Visitors from around the world began gathering this past weekend in Cologne, Germany, to attend spoga+gafa 2015, where more than 2,000 lawn, garden and outdoor living suppliers were on hand to greet them. The event, which runs from Aug. 30 …

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Lawn and Garden Knowledge

 To download a PDF of this story, click here. To download the Lawn & Garden Selling Guide, visit hardwareretailing.com/food-gardening. For more data on the growth in food gardening click here. Getting Back to the Roots With more consumers growing their own edible gardens consisting of fruits, …

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Lawn and Garden Selling Guide

More homeowners and apartments dwellers are using whatever space they have, be it backyards or containers, to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs for at-home cooking. This growing interest in gardening comes from consumers’ desire to know where their food comes …

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Food Garden Trends

In the August issue of Hardware Retailing, home improvement stores across the country identified the success they’ve experienced in the lawn and garden category and the ways in which they assist customers in this knowledge-centric category. For further information on the food garden …

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