08 Apr '11, 10am

Industry Watch: Is Gardening Hot…or Not? | Network Solutions Small

Industry Watch: Is Gardening Hot…or Not? | Network Solutions Small

Now, the good news. While spending was down, interest was up. Overall participation in lawn and garden activities increased by 2 percent last year, reaching 83 million households. A particular bright spot was food gardening, which gained for the second year in a row, growing by 21 percent. The survey also reports that although spending declined, it declined less steeply than spending in other discretionary categories. And the majority of people surveyed report they plan to spend at least as much on their yard this year as last year in most categories (the exception was lawn and landscape services).

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