Despite the sluggish economy, most consumers are engaging in some form of outdoor entertaining, with an average frequency of about four times per year. While monitoring their spending, many have found it acceptable to invest a portion of their savings in select household items and that includes outdoor entertaining. According to a recent report, Outdoor Entertaining Trends 2008: Consumers Bring the Indoors Out, from The NPD Group, Inc., a leading market research company, roughly 45 percent of outdoor entertainers purchased some type of related product in the past 12 months.

In addition, more than 40 percent of outdoor entertainers tell NPD they plan to purchase/add an item to their property in the next 12 months. Firepits/outdoor fireplaces, outdoor lighting, and water fountain/décor were among the top products outdoor entertainers said they plan to purchase within the next year.

In addition to products for entertaining, people have also considered what other factors go into home entertainment and outdoor living, such as Mosquito & Tick Control. What ever the need is, when it comes to outdoor living, there is typically a professional that can handle it from the Outdoor Living Brands group of companies.

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