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Time to Promote Food Preservation

As summer draws to a close, DIY gardeners are busy enjoying the bounty of their crops. More than likely, you were well prepared in the spring as they shopped for everything they needed to get their gardens started. Now, it’s …

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Gather Your Own Flock in the Birding Niche

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bird is the Word Dorothy Martin’s backyard is a songbird’s paradise. If a cardinal or blue jay is thirsty in the winter, it can perch on a heated birdbath …

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Top Tips for Customers Raking Leaves

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As summer winds down and temperatures drop, many of your customers may have a sense of dread as they order their pumpkin spice lattes. It’s inevitable, and for anyone with a lawn, will be an unwelcome part of their weekends …

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Bird Lovers Flock to Educational Events and Quality Products

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Bird watching, also known as birding, is a pastime that has continued to grow in popularity in North America. As a retailer, you have the opportunity to serve customers interested in the hobby, providing innovative products, educational information and connecting …

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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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Outdoor Adventure Writer Offers Advice, Recommends Camping Gear to Sell

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In the August issue of Hardware Retailing, we spoke to three retailers who have excelled in the camping niche. To dig deeper into the niche, we spoke to Cliff Jacobson, an outdoor adventure writer and wilderness guide, for insights on …

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Delicious Recipes to Try Cooking While Camping

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Growing up in Connecticut, Emma Frisch spent more time outdoors with her siblings than watching television. When she wasn’t playing outside, she could be found helping …

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