Canada’s last remaining gardening
television star Carson Arthur will be making his way to the west coast for his
Vancouver debut at the
, happening February 17-21 at BC
Place Stadium. The 45th annual show is shaping up to be the event of the season
for gardening and landscaping lovers alike, starting with the star of HGTV’s
Here he offers up his top
outdoor renovation tips to get your garden into tip-top shape.
Herewith, Carson's top three tips to complete your outdoor renovation the right way:
Renovations should always accomplish
two things - they should meet the current needs of you and your family, and
they should increase the value of your home. The last thing you should do is
renovate a space because it will appeal to future buyers - think about your
with the living spaces.
Think decks, patios, and balconies.
Make an area that you really want to spend time in, and then start to add the
furniture, the plants, and the barbecue. Too often homeowners today start with
the plants and the gardens and then realize that they haven’t left enough room
for all of their guests.
It is easy to spend a lot of money outdoors.
Instead of going into debt, plan your renovations over a 2-3 year period. The
key to doing this though is to have a blueprint to guide you along the way, so
you know what the end result is going to look like.
Pictured: One of Carson's outdoor renovations in Toronto, which was named Best outdoor Garden for 2015 by Houzz.com
Be sure to catch Carson’s
presentations with a pen in hand - you won’t want to miss his noteworthy tips.
For the full BC Hydro Main Stage schedule, click here
5 Places to Renovate Outdoors
Saturday, February 20, 3PM and 7PM
Gardening Shows...on the Endangered List
Sunday, February 21, 12PM
Ready to meet Carson and our other
design, garden and culinary experts? Get 2-for-1 tickets
to the BC Home + Garden Show
when you connect with us on Facebook. We'd love to see you there!
BC PLACE STADIUM
FEBRUARY 17-21, 2016.