Need Landscaping Ideas? Head On Over To A Spring Home And Garden Show

Posted on: 18 March 2016

Spring has sprung, and homeowners' hearts and heads are turning toward fixing up their yards. Home and garden show season is in full swing, and there is much to learn from the experts. If you've never attended one of these shows, you have a treat in store. If you're looking for landscaping services, the best of the best will be there for you to meet.

Take Advantage of Seminars and Classes

Larger shows have dozens of experts teaching everything from beekeeping to xeriscaping. Even smaller local shows will have a few seminars, usually held by vendors, but still informational. Topics are not only limited to plants, but include subjects such as

  • Drought tolerant landscaping
  • Composting basics
  • Drip irrigation
  • Hardscaping
  • Deck building
  • Creating outdoor rooms
  • Water features

Try Some New Plants

Vendors will have all the latest new introductions as well as your old favorites. New varieties often come with extra benefits such as faster growth or improved disease resistance. If you're into vegetables, you'll find that there is a whole world beyond tomatoes and zucchini. Why not try some edible ornamentals like cranberry hibiscus with it's striking burgundy leaves, or Love Lies Bleeding amaranth? If you are into trees, there will be a plethora of shade, evergreen, and fruit trees to choose from.

Experience the Soothing Sound of Water

Waterfalls, ponds and water gardens are a big feature at most home and garden shows. You may feel like you can't afford a pond or fountain, but they come in sizes and price ranges for every budget. Even if you only have a small courtyard garden, there are tiny ponds with fountains and bubblers that take up no more room than a bowling ball. There will also be vendors with fish and all the other critters that you need to create an entire pond ecology.

Get Into Outdoor Living

With so many people downsizing into homes with little to no room for entertaining, outdoor rooms are all the rage. Stamped concrete patios stained in an array of lovely colors can give you a permanent gathering area that will add value to your home. Wooden decks are also perennial favorites. Of course, you need lighting and fans, so there will be plenty of those to ooh and aah over, as well as a wide array of grilling and cooking appliances and outdoor furniture.

If you can imagine it, you can find the yard of your dreams at a spring home and garden show. Make a day of it. Attend some seminars and classes, and get details from the experts about all the items that tickle your fancy. Ask your local landscape professional about shows in your area that he recommends and may even be participating in.

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