We’re sharing data from our sister publications, Garden Center and Lawn & Landscape, to see how some of your customers are faring.

Beginning with the landscape trade, it seems contractors are expressing greater confidence in growing revenue and turning a profit compared to last year. In 2015, 84 percent said they turned a profit, compared to 78 percent in 2014. In Lawn’s SOI survey, planting and caring for trees and ornamentals is a separate category from landscape and mowing maintenance. (www.lawnandlandscape.com)