Last updated on October 1, 2021

This will year will feel very different for Canadians buying gardening supplies.

There are two major emotions felt by consumers; anxiety and sadness. Each will have conflicting outcomes for how people will shop this year.

On one hand there is the sadness associated with social distancing, caused in part by a lack of outdoor time or things to do — particularly for parents. Here, gardening could serve as a morale booster.

On the other, there is the anxiety over the continued COVID-19 threat that would prevent gardeners going out shopping altogether.

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