Not surprisingly, the hottest new garden and patio trend for 2009 lies with eco-friendly garden and patio products. Believe it or not, the hot Hot HOT garden and patio products are those that keep Mother Nature calm, cool and collected.
Most eco-friendly consumers take great pains to determine the level of environmentally safe practices and ingredients go into producing eco-friendly products. This is true even with standard products such as patio decorations and garden furniture. No imitations will do. Only the highest standards of earth-friendly quality will suffice. After all, as most remember from the classic commercial, “it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.”
So what are your consumers looking for with eco-friendly garden furniture? Look for products made of easily biodegradable materials such as wood, bamboo and other plant-based products. Also, soybeans are being used to create quality fibers that is already being used in clothing. These materials can be found on many porch swing cushions, chair covers and other outdoor furnishings.
It’s not just garden furniture that has eco-friendly consumers turning their heads. Environmentally friendly garden and patio products such as eco-friendly insect repellant and animal repellant are also rising to popularity. These products eliminate the pests at the family cookout but without the guilt of harming the creatures or polluting the air.
Other eco-friendly garden products that trendy consumers love are things like recyclable planters, environmentally friendly landscaping timbers, whiskey barrels and other containers. These types of planters and garden containers are just as durable as plastic planters but are more quickly reduced to their natural sources. Eco-friendly containers and garden planters are commonly formed of wood or other biodegradable materials that allow easier decomposition. In this way, these gardening favorites are no threat when left in a landfill.
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