Home Expos in Texas

One of the best places you can go to find new ideas and technology for your home is a home expo, and Texas has plenty to choose from. Whether you’re buying a fixer-upper, or just want to update your current home to reflect the times, a home expo can allow you to see how great new products will fit your needs, and your budget. Home expos also give you the opportunity to speak to brand representatives, who are experts on what their products can bring to your home, rather than a store sales associate who may not have the breadth of knowledge the representatives have. Another bonus of visiting a home expo is the possibility of winning some free products, or being eligible for discounts that are only reserved for expo visitors. (more…)

How to Build a Raised Bed Garden

So you’ve seen enough blogs with raised garden beds and have decided it would work perfectly in the space you have. Raised garden beds offer flowering plants and vegetables better irrigation, and protection from various pests.You’re probably worrying about what goes into making one, or if you’ll have the skills or tools to do it correctly, but relax, building a raised garden bed is simple and the perfect addition to your garden. I asked a friend who has a tree service in New Braunfels what the best type of wood would be to use… His answer: Cedar. (more…)

How to best care for your trees

When landscaping your yard, or planning a beautiful backyard garden, you’ll more than likely want to add trees for one reason or another. Trees can offer shade to your home, and other plants, or simply create an appealing aspect to your home and garden. Now that you’ve gone to your local gardening center or nursery and found the trees you like best, you’re probably looking for ways to make sure they’re properly taken care of, so they can be a part of your home for years to come. I reached out to one of my friends who owns a tree service in San Antonio to get some information from an expert.

No matter which tree you bring home, there are fundamental steps you must take in order to best care for it, so it continues to grow tall and healthy. (more…)

Top websites to find the best home gardening expos

If you’ve spent enough time deciding what improvements you’d like to have done on your home, but aren’t quite sure of where to start, a home and garden expo is a great place to get advice and inspiration. These shows are held all over the country, and normally have exhibitors, speakers, workshops, and places to shop. You’ll also usually find giveaways and discounts you won’t receive in your stores at home, so home and garden shows are popular ways to find new products for less. The greatest advantage to these shows is you can hold products in your hand, walk through demo versions of their structures, see what the paint colors looks like on an actual wall, and even get a chance to learn how to make improvements on your own. If you need a quick and easy way to find a home and garden show near you, or anywhere in the United States, there are plenty of online directories that will help you locate the best one for you. (more…)

Best Books and Websites for Gardening

Folks have been sprucing up their outdoor spaces for thousands of years, and gardening’s popularity even made the very first gardening manual, written in the early 1300s, an essential in the court of King Henry VIII. These days we have a vast array of information available to us, so there’s no need to learn Latin in order to understand how to best care for your garden. Here we’ll explore some of the best print and online resources to help you create a beautiful garden, even if you’re not living in a castle. (more…)