Business in the landscaping industry is picking up as inquiries for new work jumped 72.7% in the first quarter -- a 25.3% increase from the same quarter last year, according to a survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Another positive signal? More than 20% of landscape firms planned to hire employees during the second quarter -- the highest number of companies hiring since the third quarter of 2008. John Reiner, president of Oakland Nursery in Columbus, Ohio, told The Columbus Dispatch that consumers appear willing to invest more in landscaping this year, according to this article.

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