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Slow Start To Seasonal Sales

May 23, 2014, 10:10 PM by Angela Kennecke

Slow Start To Seasonal Sales
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Nationwide, retailers saw a slow start to spring seasonal sales and that was true for lawn and garden retailers in KELOLAND, due to our cold spring.

But this Memorial Day weekend is expected to be hot and sunny and that has people itching to plant and get their patios and yards looking good.

Deb and Glen Lawrenson are like most gardeners this spring--frustrated with the season.

"Late; with snow just in the last couple of weeks it's been hard to plant anything or look at anything," Deb Lawrenson said.

But this holiday weekend, all that cold weather will be just a memory.

"Now they're under the gun. They want to get their plants out on the outside, so they're doing their vegetables, annuals and perennials too. They're hurrying now because they want to get it in and it's supposed to be a lot warmer," Lewis Drug Manager Mike Cole said. 

Lewis Drug's lawn and garden center is ready for the rush--it's added staff and two semi-loads full of plants just came in. 

"It looks like we're really full, but I'm going to need those too because we're going to fill in as we go; so we've kind of anticipated that busyness so we've ordered extra," Cole said.

And while flower sales are finally taking off this week people are also splurging on other things--little luxuries for the outdoors. 

"The lawn décor items, the big pots; the ceramic pots we get in to plant things in and the décor-type items have been huge this year--just phenomenally big," Cole said.

Cole says that's probably because most shoppers have been holding off on buying plants until now.

"I delayed, just because it was so cold and I'm really glad I did, because I think if I would have bought earlier, I would have had to have brought a lot in," Andrea Junker said.

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