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September 5, 2013
By Landscape Ontario

Sept. 5, 2013, Toronto — It may be nearing the end of Canada’s growing
and gardening season, but as homeowners prepare to winterize their
vegetable and flower gardens, landscapers, garden centres and other
retailers are busy planning for what they expect to be a strong 2014
season.

Sept. 5, 2013, Toronto — It may be nearing the end of Canada’s growing and gardening season, but as homeowners prepare to winterize their vegetable and flower gardens, landscapers, garden centres and other retailers are busy planning for what they expect to be a strong 2014 season.

That optimism is fuelled by modest growth in the sector this year over 2012.

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• According to Statistics Canada, there was an increase in sales of lawn and garden products, equipment and plants by 1.6 per cent in the past year.

• Wholesalers of farm, lawn and garden equipment and machinery also saw a increase in sales of 0.8 per cent.

• Retailers and consumers can be buoyed by a 13 per cent increase in wholesale inventory, which could lead to good deals in the coming months.

Garden centre operators and landscape professionals will have their first opportunity next month to see what will be inspiring consumers next year at Landscape Ontario’s Garden and Floral Expo 2013.

Expo attracts more than 1,500 lawn and garden industry insiders to the Toronto Congress Centre.

Garden & Floral Expo 2013 will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre, North Building, on Oct. 23 (9 to 5) and Oct. 24 (9-4). To register for Expo or one of its associated events, visit www.loexpo.ca.

Follow Garden Expo and Landscape Ontario on Twitter @LOexpo and @LOevents.


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