Home & Garden show this weekend at TRAC

By Loretto J. Hulse, Tri-City HeraldFebruary 19, 2014 

Home Garden Show 2014

Daniel Haro, left, and Gerardo Ortiz, both employees of Heritage Landscaping, work Tuesday installing underground components for a water feature at a display in the TRAC arena for this year's 2014 Regional Home & Garden Show. The display is a cooperative effort the Kennewick landscaper and the Rock Placing Company. The show, which begins on Fridayay, will include more than 200 exhibitors.

BOB BRAWDY — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Whether you'd rather do-it-yourself or want professional help for your next big home project, this year's Regional Home & Garden Show is the place to go this weekend.

The three-day show opens at 11 a.m. Friday at TRAC facility, off Road 68 in Pasco.

Shaun Lindgren, project manager at Heritage Professional Landscaping in Kennewick, said the annual show is a great place to get ideas.

Heritage is working with Spokane-based Rock Placing Co. to create a high volume waterfall in the arena area at TRAC. They also will be laying patio pavers and showcasing a unique basalt fire pit, Lindgren said.

Lindgren, who's worked for Heritage for 20 years, said the home and garden show is unique because of TRAC.

"Our ability to work on a dirt surface below grade, and high above grade is very rare. I love to have that luxury. It's like working in somebody's backyard," he said.

"Being able to walk through and interact with it brings something to the display that you're just not going to be able to conceive from looking at a photo," he said.

The Rock Placing Co.'s ability to manipulate extremely large natural stone also is unique and from a landscaper's point of view, a great luxury, he said.

The annual show is presented by the Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities.

"It gets bigger and better every year," said Renee Brooks, director of government affairs, communications & the Built Green program for the HBA.

She estimates about 200 vendors will be participating.

"With the Tri-Cities' economy picking up, the home and garden show is a great place to find everything for your spring project, no matter if it's indoors or out," Brooks said.

New this year is a chance to win one of four custom built playhouses. Tickets are $5 each and 1,000 are available.

The playhouses -- built by four Tri-City contractors -- will benefit the Tri-City Association of Realtors for United Way.

"They're really fancy. One has a slide, another has a mini sliding door, one even has a fireplace," Brooks said. "The builders really went all out."

The playhouses will be displayed in the arena area.

Attend the show Friday and you'll be able to buy a ticket for the Wine Walk tasting. Tickets are $15 and include tokens to exchange for samples of Tri-City area vintages to sip as you stroll the aisles. The ticket includes admission to the show and a wine glass to keep.

Admission to the show is $6, children under 12 years are free. Take a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army's food bank and receive $1 off.

If you can't see everything in one day, be sure to get stamped to be readmitted for free. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

A variety of free seminars are included with price of admission to the show. The schedule is:

Friday

Noon -- Gardening with Native Plants

1 p.m. -- Listing and Staging Your Home for Sale

2 p.m. -- Natural Stone vs. Quartz: Selection, Care and Maintenance

3 p.m. -- Spring Rose Care

4 p.m. -- Bath Design 2014: Best Features/Products/Practices

5 p.m. -- Growing Tomatoes and Peppers

6 p.m. -- Square Foot and Raised Bed Gardening

Saturday

10 a.m. -- Natural Stone vs. Quartz

11 a.m. -- Listing Your Home for Sale

Noon -- Perennial Flowers

1 p.m. -- New Construction

2 p.m. -- Landscaping with Roses

3 p.m. -- Hot Kitchen Trends

4 p.m. -- Gardening with Native Plants

5 p.m. -- Solar Hot Water Systems and Phase Change Technology

6 p.m. -- Growing Herbs

Sunday

10 a.m. -- Growing Tomatoes and Peppers

11 a.m. -- Listing Your Home for Sale

Noon -- Enjoying Roses in Your Home

1 p.m. -- Bath Design 2014

2 p.m. -- Gardening with Native Plants

3 p.m. -- Pruning Your Trees: Do It Right

w Loretto J. Hulse: 582-1513; lhulse@tricityherald.com

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