Featured Stories

Fairy Gardens Still On Trend

July 6, 2016

For the past couple of years, fairy gardens have gained and maintained popularity among those who enjoy whimsical container gardens. 2016 proves no different as consumers continue to exercise their creative side, adding new flair, as well as new...

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The Latest in Flood Protection

July 6, 2016

In just the first six months of 2016, floods have claimed over 200 American lives and have caused property damage in the billions of dollars. While there is little that can be done about the destructive nature of flooding, there are products...

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Turn Kids into Gardeners

June 28, 2016

Among the various government and social initiatives of the past decade, getting kids to eat healthfully and be more active has been high on the priority list. One way some experts believe this can be achieved is though getting kids involved in...

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The Power of Protective Plants

June 28, 2016

Homeowners take pride in curb appeal, but many attractive landscaping plans don’t take into account home security. The right plants can offer an added layer of protection near doors and windows and even keep insurance costs down as some companies...

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Holiday Prep: Father’s Day and Fourth of July

June 14, 2016

With Fathers’ Day right around the corner, and Fourth of July following soon after, retailers are looking to make the most out of attracting customers to their stores. According to Hardware Retailing magazine, over two billion dollars are spent...

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Modern Design Gives Way to Funky Bohemian

June 14, 2016

The sleek lines of modern décor are getting a vibrant, well-travelled makeover with the addition of Bohemian aesthetic in an updated version of Boho-Chic. Whether it’s adding plants and a few well-placed area rugs, geometric-patterned wallpapers,...

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Selling Non-GMO Products

June 7, 2016

There are often heated debates among various scientific, corporate and political groups about the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), leading many consumers to be wary of purchasing any products that may contain GMO material, including...

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STEM Products for Kids

June 7, 2016

One of the current initiatives of the Department of Education is to increase student scores in the STEM areas, or the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Hardware and home improvement retailers are in a unique position to...

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DIY Backyard Ponds

May 31, 2016

The use of water in landscape design has been popular for quite some time. The sound of a bubbling fountain or recirculating stream can not only soothe stressed nerves after a long day, but can help mask irritating noises coming from external...

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Trends in Lawn Design for Drought Areas

May 31, 2016

During the last few years, drought conditions have persisted in several areas of the country, especially out West. Because of the large populations in states like California and Arizona, municipalities have placed restrictions on water usage in...

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