Innovator Awards Featured

March 1, 2023
Innovator Awards program recognizes outstanding garden centers

How innovative is your garden center? Share your story now for the 2023 Lawn & Garden Retailer Innovator Awards. These awards will recognize garden centers for excellence in categories such as: Community Involvement, Classes and... more »

Going Natural

Your customers look to you and trust you for advice on what to plant, what to use in their yards and homes and how to get their desired results. I hope that the thoughts and... more »

April 11, 2012
Organic Gardening Magazine and Safer Brand Partner to Launch App

Organic Gardening magazine, in partnership with Safer Brand garden products, announces the release of Planting Planner, a free app designed to take the guesswork out of planning a garden.Organic Gardening magazine, in partnership with Safer... more »

Stay In The Mix

Knowledge is key to successful composting. Recognizing the lack thereof may be your first step toward improving soil conditions in your neighborhood. Austin is known as one of the "greener" cities in the United States,... more »

March 27, 2012
Home Depot and USGBC Announce Partnership and New Website

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Home Depot recently announced a partnership and launched a new website to capitalize on the booming green housing marketThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Home Depot recently... more »

Painting With Plants

While breathtaking and artistic, the concept of vertical gardening has yet to take off at many independent garden centers. Here are a few suggestions from the experts to help get your customers off the wall... more »

Do You Want to Sell Lots?

It's proportionately more fun and profitable to sell a lot of something than to sell a little of something, isn't it? Here are 10 steps to help you do just that. Anything worth selling requires... more »

The Backyard & Beyond

No longer a backyard project, the National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat program positions independent garden centers as the ultimate "one-stop shop" for consumers. What can be better than neighborhood residents and local businesses recognizing... more »

Recycle THIS!

Pots, flats and other horticultural plastics can be a challenge to recycle. But the options are expanding, and programs are cropping up in communities all over the country to handle these products more efficiently and... more »

Keep Them Thinking Green

Did you hear? We're in the middle of a recession. Actually, it turns out we've technically been in it since December 2007. And with this economic downturn, eco-friendly products — which were all the rage... more »

Bugs Be Gone

Although separated by thousands of miles, American gardeners and farmers in West Africa have a lot in common. On both continents, growers have to be creative to find ways to outsmart pests in order to... more »

The “Three Rs,” Reimagined

When this column began back in January, sustainability was on the front page, front cover and in the lead stories of newspapers, magazines and evening news broadcasts across the country. Early columns explored whether the... more »


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