April 2018

A Premium Price

On a cold, snowy day in Chicago, I did something for the first time that I told myself I would never do: I ordered groceries online. I know; this doesn’t seem like a momentous occasion ... more

Strategic New-Media Marketing is Worth the Investment

Research findings from Kansas State University aim to help agricultural businesses such as garden centers and nurseries have the tools to stand out.

Top 10 Considerations for Selling Online

Poking your head in the sand like an ostrich is not a worthy business strategy.

What Your Customers Should Hear

Use these telephone tips to engage potential shoppers and brand your business as soon as someone calls you.

Evaluating a Landscape

Whether working with someone in the store or sending a designer out to the home, these questions can help your customers determine how to make their yards stand out.

Divine Design Strategy: Finding the ‘Pain Points’ that Make Higher Quality Sales

When spring begins to burst in earnest and sprouts begin to shoot up, you can feel the energy in the garden center change each day that trucks start rolling in with new product. From the ba... more

Trending Overseas

Read about standout displays and hot topics from attendees of The Garden Retail Experience (TREx) in the Netherlands.

A New Look

The logo isn’t the only thing to have changed for this year’s National Hardware Show, May 8-10, in Las Vegas. Learn about new education, innovation and even the Ultimate Backyard.

Why Are You Special?

Are you worth a special trip for the consumer to make? At the end of the day, that’s the one question that looms largest in the consumers’ minds and that will make the difference between s... more

Pumpkin Glow

Derek Ellis of Ellis Home & Garden spoke with Lawn & Garden Retailer about how it uses the expansive property at its Longview, Texas, store to throw an annual fall and Halloween extravaganza on the third Thursday of October from 4:30-9 p.m. that drew nearly 8,000 people last year.

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