As an Independent Garden Center, it’s important to pay attention to upcoming trends to help grow your business and be prepared to take advantage of changing consumer demands with products that meet the need. Many are already familiar with the impressive stat, that backyard bird watching is the second most popular outdoor activity in the United States – second only to gardening. Because bird watching is an all-year, all-region activity, this category has potential to pay big dividends and assortment can be a significant key to success.
Siobhan’s Irish Fire Logs offers a new, unique Irish peat fuel alternative to traditional firewood, one that is energy-efficient and in ample supply all winter long. With St. Patrick’s Day less than four weeks away, Siobhan’s Irish Fire Logs are an ideal way to celebrate the day when everyone’s Irish. For lawn and garden retailers, Siobhan’s Irish Fire Logs are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day offering that will draw in consumers and add a festive, holiday air to their establishments.
The Good Tidings 2015 Holiday Market has been open for a few weeks and the response has been phenomenal! Customers are raving about the decorated themed trees – especially “Chalkboard” with ornaments made with chalkboard paint, rustic snowmen, burlap ornaments, adorable snowmen dressed in tweed and herringbone. “Woodsy,” an elegant coloration in soft beige, silver and white, accented with gilt magnolia leaves, has garnered a lot of attention. “Merry Merry” is proving to be a favorite fun group in red, white and green with Santa, accented with a paper chain garland. New for 2015 is the special ornament program with a 40% discount available only on orders placed in the showroom.
Sales of Orcon Beneficial Nematodes benefit from new packaging. By adding Grub Control, Fungus Gnat Control and Fire Ant Control to the already popular Flea Destroyer and Beneficial Nematodes, Orcon has made it easier to sell this natural and organic pest control. With pest-specific packaging, the consumer can easily identify the product that will solve their particular problem, and do it without chemicals or pesticides! They may be tiny, but beneficial nematodes do a big job –moving through the ground, Beneficial Nematodes enter the body cavities of their target pests and release bacteria that kill that pest. They are completely safe for people, pets, plants and the planet, and are compatible with other beneficial insects including earthworms.