During a build or just day-to-day, it’s easy for consumers to overlook the design and layout of their garden, either due to budgetary or time restrictions. It’s common for us all to forget that a garden can act as the show-piece of a home, or it can just as easily turn into an outdoor storage space and an eyesore with just a few months of neglect.
In our last edition of The Hardware Journal, we published a survey showing that 34% of those surveyed had planned Garden or Outdoor renovations in the coming year. This provides us with a promising outlook for the Garden and Outdoor market, which is good news for Irish service providers in this sector, as well as consumers, given the selection of products available to them.
The beauty of carrying out work on the garden area is that it can involve as much or as little effort as desired. From green-fingered gardening enthusiasts to exotic plant providers, home pavers to stone engravers or decking and patio specialists, there’s an endless supply of excellent Irish providers and products to fit the job at hand. If it’s a low-maintenance,
modern, stone-based garden or a foliage-rich horticultural haven that customers desire, the pages of The Hardware Journal undoubtedly have the person or company for the job.
With the range of choice that’s now available to consumers across a wide spectrum of price-points in the Garden and Outdoor sector, it’s not difficult to see how the ‘paralysis of
analysis’ can affect a customer’s decision-making process. In this part of our commercial features section, we will highlight some of the leading manufacturers and companies behind beautiful, attractive gardens and outdoor spaces to take the guesswork out of what’s best for your customers.
Ronseal guaranteed to get your garden spring ready
Breathe life into the garden with Ronseal’s colourful Garden Paint
Transform your garden with bright oranges, cool blues and golden yellows using Ronseal Garden Paint. With 24 shades to choose from, this versatile paint can be used on everything from wood, brick and terracotta to metal. Rainproof in just one hour, your outdoor space will be bursting with bold colour in no time.
Revive tired decking with Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint
Have the winter months left your decking grey and tired? Don’t worry, it’s nothing that a lick of Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint can’t take care of. Restore your decking to its former glory with this easy to use product that allows you to fill and repair any small cracks, lock down splinters and cover tired grey wood. With a choice of ten popular colours – including Willow, White Wash and English Oak – it gets the job done and is touch dry within just 90 minutes, leaving you plenty of time left for relaxing.
Freshen up the fence with Ronseal Fence Life Plus.
Ronseal’s Fence Life Plus makes treating all kinds of wooden surfaces a doddle. It can be applied to rough sawn or smooth and planed wood, making it an ideal choice for sheds, fences and everything in-between.
It’s perfect for the ever-changing weather too – offering the ultimate, unbeatable protection against snow, rain, frost and sun. Application couldn’t be easier. Brush or spray on to dry or damp wood, adding two coats to rough surfaces or three to planed areas, for a smooth and even covering that will maintain its colour all year round.
Flogas Gaslight cylinders – the lighter way to enjoy your Garden
Flogas Gaslight allows you to fire-up your barbecue in no time at all and the instant clean heat delivered by a Flogas Gaslight cylinder is as controllable as a gas hob. Wow your guests with an array of mouth-watering recipes cooked in a lot less time than with a charcoal BBQ!
Whether it’s the finest cuts of meat, exotic homemade vegetarian kebabs or working with whatever is in your fridge, there’s no better way to experience the great outdoors than firing up your Flogas Gaslight powered BBQ for some alfresco dining with your friends and family.
BBQ and Garden Parties
Keep the party going – ‘never’ run out of gas with Flogas Gaslight’s visible gas level.
We all love to entertain but often outdoor parties end up indoors! A patio heater powered by Flogas Gaslight is a great way to keep the party outdoors even in Autumn. Lightweight
and portable, Flogas Gaslight is the perfect choice for your outdoor heating appliances.
Call us anytime and discover how much Flogas can change your life for the better. Contact the Flogas Customer Service team on 041-9831041 or find your local stockist at www.flogas.ie/gaslight.
It’s not just a garden…Love life in the outdoors
Spring is knocking on the door and it’s time to get garden-ready. The new improved Cuprinol Garden Shades formula now offers 6-year protection for not only wood but, terracotta, brick and stone as well.
Think about your garden as the fifth room – It’s not just a garden; it’s an extra room with four walls without a roof which is the perfect place to relax, socialise, work and play. Love your garden in the same way you love your interiors – treating your outside space as an extension of your home – as a fifth room. Being garden ready for the good weather requires just a little inspiration and lick of paint.
With 90 colours available to be mixed in the Cuprinol Garden Shades range, there’s a perfect colour for everybody, so whether you like nature’s neutrals, like greens and blues, or natures bright colours like mango and pinks to add a pop of colour, you can get the perfect shade to enhance your garden. New for 2019, we have 3 new ready mixed Garden Shades colours; Cool Marble, Pebble Trail and Cornflower. These colours all feature hints
of grey and blue undertones, which are proving very popular colours for gardens, adding a real sense of sophistication and elegance to outdoor spaces. Expanding the colour offering even further, we also have 5 new colours being added to the Garden Shades colour mixing offering – Fresh Lilac, Alpine Emerald, Forest Violet, Tranquil Water and Nordic Tide.
The Future for Scotts is Evergreen!
Much more than just a name change, the transformation of Scotts into Evergreen Garden Care is the big news for the garden industry. With ambitious plans for growth in all areas of the business, including some exciting new products, Evergreen Garden Care is a company very much on a mission. Boasting an enviable portfolio of some of the garden industry’s best loved and most powerful brands such as Miracle-Gro®, Tomorite, Evergreen, Roseclear, Weedol and Roundup®.
Evergreen Garden Care’s new managing director, Mark Portman, has big plans for the brands. “This is not only an exciting moment but a pivotal one in the history of Evergreen Garden Care,” commented Mark. “We have great people, fantastic consumer brands and untapped potential to change the face of the garden care category. I am looking forward to
working with customers to develop joint strategies and drive category growth within their business.”
One of the most interesting results of the creation of Evergreen Garden Care is the merger of Evergreen®, the market leader in lawn fertiliser, with the powerful Miracle-Gro® brand. The move combines the forces of two of the most trusted and instantly recognisable brands on the market and promises to set the new industry standard for lawn treatment and lawn seeds.
There are developments being made to the Roundup® portfolio of products too, with a new no glyphosate* product range set to launch later this year. Roundup® Speed Ultra still has the benefits of being tough on weeds, and delivers visible results within one hour of
application, allowing replanting next day. Whilst continuing to support its extensive range
of highly effective glyphosate products, Evergreen Garden Care believes that Roundup® Speed Ultra is a direct result of the need to diversify its weed-killer offering, providing a wider choice for both retailers and consumers alike.
Whelehan Gardening will continue their long and successful relationship with Evergreen Garden Care to distribute their products in the Irish market and look forward to growing the business further in 2019.