The early coming of spring in 2012 has led to a significant rise in the number of outdoor power equipment sales, and some companies have had to scramble to fill their depleted inventories due to the rise in demand, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The news source reported that the number of people who are looking to buy power equipment has risen, and the warm weather will mean that many people who have used lawn equipment in the past will be looking to make purchases earlier on in the season.
"April and May are really the critical months for this business, so we would love to see continued warm temperatures and enough rain to keep things green and growing," one industry member told the Journal Sentinel.
According to the news source, the warm winter that hurt some companies who relied on plowing and snow removal left them with an excess in capital for the spring, which could be used to invest in new lawn and heavy equipment.
The Verona-Cedar Grove Patch reported that states like New Jersey are experiencing their warmest spring and went through the hottest winter that has occurred in recorded history.