nashville lawn & garden show 2018

Returning to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds is the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show scheduled Thursday, March 1, through Sunday, March 4, 2018.     The four-day, indoor show will include live garden displays, lectures, vendors, floral designs, and special programing, including the popular Tennessee Wine Festival on Saturday afternoon. This year’s theme, “Guerrilla Gardening and the Urban Jungle,” will highlight topics such as small space gardens, urban horticulture, aquaponics, community gardens, and more.   Interactive, walk-through garden displays from some of Middle Tennessee’s top landscape and gardening companies will again be the centerpiece of the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, …

King of the Backyard: Q&A with DIY Network’s Kyle Peek of Pool Kings

Editor’s Note: Kyle & Justin Peek will be speaking at the Nashville Home Decorating + Remodeling Expo, scheduled March 9-11 at the Music City Center. Whether it’s a backyard paradise or an over-the-top, show-stopper pool, audiences tune into the DIY Network’s hit show, Pool Kings, each week to see what Kyle and Justin Peek have built for lucky homeowners. Below are Kyle’s answers to some fun and intriguing personal and industry questions. In addition to Pool Kings, Kyle has been featured on HGTV’s Cool Pools and has co-hosted DIY Network’s America’s Most Desperate Landscapes. 1. What’s an easy DIY project …

The savvy homeowner’s 5-point outdoor winterization checklist

As temperatures drop, you’re reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it’s important to take some winterization steps to ensure your home is ready for whatever the season brings. This five-point checklist will help safeguard your home against winter’s woes for another year. For additional winterization ideas and detailed project plans, visit Real Cedar.com. Inspect windows Inspect each window from the outside to see if any gaps or cracks are present. These small openings let in cold air and are also inviting to small critters looking for protection from the cold. If …

Think spring: Now’s the time to plan the landscape of your dreams

Tips to find and grow your relationship with a landscape professional The weather outside is frightful, and the week ahead calls for falling temperatures, maybe even snow. That makes it easy to dream of warmer spring weather, but to plan for it? To sit and strategize for making the most of next year’s lawn and landscape projects? That seems like no small feat. It doesn’t have to be. The good news is that spring will be here before you know it, and now is the best time to work with your local landscape professional to set the stage for a …

Turn your basic backyard into an outdoor oasis

Summer’s in full swing, but are you truly making the most of it? Creating a vibrant outdoor space can expand the living area of your home, while providing a unique venue for entertaining or relaxation, allowing you to enjoy every free moment to the fullest. From the ultimate sports bar to a zen paradise, the outdoor design possibilities are endless and can be customized to meet your priorities, be it entertaining friends and family or creating the perfect tranquil retreat. As a leader in home comfort for nearly 40 years, Napoleon has extensive expertise in designing products and environments that help create …

5 tips to make the most of your outdoor space

On a beautiful, sunny day, you simply have to be outside. But when you step outdoors, where do you go? To the park? The lake? A friend’s home? How often do you stay home and enjoy the beauty of your own outdoor space? If your answer is not often or never, it’s time to create your own home field advantage. With just a few simple improvements, you can make even the smallest outdoor space feel comfortable and welcoming to you and your guests. Start with these five projects and you’ll make your own yard the place to be when the …

Transform your backyard with these 3 elements

It’s amazing to contemplate that all the famous paintings in history — from da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to van Gogh’s Starry Night — are essentially formed from three primary colors. Artists skillfully combine red, yellow and blue to formulate an infinite range of colors to bring their paintings to life. Likewise, when creating your own outdoor living space, you can combine three basic elements — decking, railing and lighting — in nearly endless ways to “paint” a personal masterpiece of fun and relaxation. 1. Get decked out with modern decking For decades, backyard decks mainly have been rectangles. This is …

Tips for Tackling a DIY Deck Project

While planning a new outdoor living space can be overwhelming, chances are there’s a home improvement retailer nearby that offers an abundance of resources to help you tackle virtually any project. If a DIY deck project is on your to-do list, these tips can help you navigate the aisles like a pro.  Do your homework. Get started by perusing retailer websites to learn about their product offerings and services. Then visit manufacturer websites for more information and to compare aesthetics and performance. Research your options and decide what materials and styles make the most sense for your lifestyle and preferences. …

Deck Design 101

Tips for planning a perfect outdoor oasis Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress. Try these expert tips and tricks of the trade to help make your dream deck a reality. Lay a Solid Foundation Don’t skimp on the substructure. Often overlooked, the substructure can have tremendous impact on performance and appearance. For maximum strength and stability, opt for steel framing over wood in order to achieve a consistently flat decking surface. …

6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

As days get shorter and temperatures drop, many homeowners overlook their lawns’ needs. Unfortunately, winter can be brutal and make it hard for lawns, trees, and shrubs to thrive the following spring. Just like chapped lips and dry skin, plants struggle to find moisture in the winter, too. Symptoms include scorched and dropped leaves, mottling on leaves and even dead leaves and twigs. Dry or frozen soil can prevent plants from replenishing needed water, which can result in winter burn. In addition, when temperatures drop below a plant’s natural tolerance, it can impact their health and vigor and cause them …