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- 1 The parking lot was busy on a Tuesday afternoon, and as I walked in I noticed a sign directing curbside pickup customers.
- 2 Many retailers, including Home Depot, added or expanded curbside offerings that experts credit with helping them survive the pandemic.
- 3 Walking up to the store, I was struck by how much greenery was everywhere, from flowering plants to vegetable seedlings.
- 4 Home Depot, at least at my location, essentially doubles in size in the spring, when the nursery spills outside into a large uncovered area, plus the gardening section and in front of the store.
- 5 Home Depot is typically associated with home improvement, but there was plenty to look at for a completely non-handy person with a green thumb.
- 6 Plants were arranged by variety and growing zone, which is helpful for anyone from experts to novices.
- 7 The rows and rows of plants looked nearly endless.
- 8 The planting season is important for Home Depot. COO Ted Decker said the the company expects ” tremendous” sales in the garden business to report next quarter.
- 9 As you walk through the patio plant area, you enter the garden section, which is covered but still open to the outside.
- 10 That section stocks all kinds of gardening supplies, like pots, fertilizers, and garden hoes.
- 11 That section also contains mulch and other landscaping supplies.
- 12 The garden center also has its own cashier, so customers only interested in the outdoor area don’t have to go in the main store.
- 13 Next I walked into the main part of the store.
The parking lot was busy on a Tuesday afternoon, and as I walked in I noticed a sign directing curbside pickup customers.
Many retailers, including Home Depot, added or expanded curbside offerings that experts credit with helping them survive the pandemic.