Lockdown aids and Landscaping boom

Financial indicators and busy workloads seem to show Kiwis are spending more on home improvements – including landscaping – as a consequence of Covid travel restrictions

Numerous indicators suggest that Kiwis, because Covid forced them to stay at home, are spending more on their backyards.

While travel slowed to a trickle in 2020, domestic spending picked up and, by May 2021, a Tony Alexander Spending Plans Survey found 27% of respondents intended to dip into their pockets for renovations around the home, up from 19% in April 2021. The survey also finding intentions to spend on gardening equipment were increasing month by month.

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