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International Garden Fair to Highlight Outdoor Trends


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


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

international garden fair

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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Finding New Products: A Buyer’s Perspective

Finding new products

When you go to a buying market, the new products on display are there because someone else did their homework to find what might be popular among customers. Buyers for co-ops and distributors are continually on the lookout for new products. …

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8 Steps to Create a Fairy Garden

The Hardware Retailing team is always on the lookout for trends that can help retailers drive traffic. In this month’s issue, we highlight four unique niches found in the lawn and garden category, including the growing trend of putting together …

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Niches to Help You Grow Your Lawn and Garden Business


To view a PDF of this story, click here.  You can also download a PDF of helpful tips and tricks to install or maintain a pond, and share with your staff to help them stay on top of the niche …

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Niches in the Lawn and Garden Department

DIY Pond

More homeowners are taking an interest in adding water elements, like ponds, both inside and outside their homes. In the August issue of Hardware Retailing, we cover unique products and services you can add to the lawn and garden department. To read …

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Lawn Care Offers Sales and Customer Service

The market for selling outdoor power equipment is growing because of consumers’ increasing interest in riding and zero-turn lawn mowers and lithium-ion battery powered tools. In 2014, total retail sales were $10.2 billion in the lawn and garden equipment market, …

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