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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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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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