Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living

Lawn & Garden: Lowscaping with a Twist

April 3, 2017

Lowscaping isn’t a new term in landscaping. Most designers and home gardeners incorporate plants and bushes of varying heights into their beds to give them more interest. Short plants and ground cover are generally used in front for lowscaping...

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Trends in Yard Art

May 11, 2016

Decorative yard art comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and themes, allowing it to appeal to a greater number of consumers looking to add a bit of their personality to their outdoor spaces. Some of the trends at the 2016 National Hardware Show...

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Reporting from the National Hardware Show – North Hall

May 3, 2016

Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living More and more homeowners are extending their living space into the backyard with outdoor rooms that include cooking and dining areas. Supplies for outdoor rooms were trending in 2015 and continue to be popular in...

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Trends in Fire Pit Design

April 27, 2016

One of the fast-growing trends for outdoor spaces in 2016 is the addition of fire pits.  While this feature has been around for a while, the interest is growing as consumers seek to add additional conversation and entertainment areas to their...

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Eco-friendly Weed Control

March 30, 2016

As more consumers become concerned about the use and overuse of potentially toxic and environmentally damaging chemicals to control weeds in their lawns and gardens, manufacturers are finding more ways to eradicate those weeds effectively using...

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New Outdoor Products for Warm Weather

March 2, 2016

Warm weather is fast approaching, and consumers are starting to look for products to make their time spent outdoors more comfortable and entertaining. According to Hardware Retailing magazine...

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Indoor Plant Starting Guide

February 3, 2016

It’s not too early for avid gardeners to start preparing and planting their spring and summer vegetables. For retailers, this means consumers will be in the market for seeds and indoor growing supplies in the very near future, if they haven’t...

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Outdoor Kitchens

January 20, 2016

People are increasingly spending more outdoor leisure time entertaining family and friends, and along with this is the desire to have outdoor spaces that reflect indoor lifestyle while also maximizing comfort and utility. This includes having the...

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Latest in Snow Removal Products

December 16, 2015

During the winter, ice buildup on sidewalks and driveways can be inconvenient and dangerous, but there are numerous ice melt products available that make it easier for home and business owners to keep the ice at bay. While some ice melt products...

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Latest in Holiday Decor

November 18, 2015

Bigger, bolder, and brighter is the name of the game for this year’s holiday decorating season. With the economy on a continued path of improvement, consumers are spending more this holiday season, including in the area of holiday decor, as they...

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