The time is ripe for marketing to yard devotees … the peak sales months for garden centers are April through July, according to the U.S. Census Bureau ­… and the lawn and garden market is juicy.

The National Gardening Association reports that gardeners spent a total of $2.5 billion in 2008 to purchase seeds, plants, fertilizer, tools and other gardening supplies to grow their own food. The annual demand for landscaping materials in the United States is expected to reach $7.5 billion by 2013, according to a recent study by the Freedonia Group.

Boulder Valley is home to thousands of these active, affluent outdoor enthusiasts:

* 90,300 are lawn and garden supply shoppers.

* 36,500 use landscaping services.

* 106,500 are homeowners.

* 123,900 shop hardware and home improvement stores.

Our Outdoor Style page is the ideal turf for reaching these prosperous cultivators. Publishing every Saturday in the Camera, the Outdoor Style page showcases the best of the best in local gardening, landscaping, lawn care, alfresco dining, patio furniture, renovation and more.

Keep your business top-of-mind while your best customers are building their dream yards. Call 303.473.1400 to place your ad in Outdoor Style today.