Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living & Lawn and Garden: Add Pops of Color to the Backyard

June 6, 2017

When considering outdoor painting projects, many people only think about sprucing up wood or metal furniture, but paint can be used on a variety of lawn and garden items. From birdbaths and trellises to flower pots and garden obelisks, paint is a...

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Outdoor Living & Lawn and Garden: Vertical Cooking

May 23, 2017

One of the biggest trends in the Outdoor Living category was vertical cooking. The vertical arrangement of the cooking apparatus has a smaller footprint, allowing users with limited outdoor space to prepare larger meals without sacrificing seating...

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Lawn & Garden: Protection and Prevention

May 9, 2017

The following new lawn and garden supplies protect plantings and lawns from drought while preventing injury from repetitive yard chores. Scotts EveryDrop™ Water Maximizer for Lawns and Landscapes. Battle drought and warmer temperatures with...

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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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