BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – It may not seem like it, but spring is just around the corner.
In fact, it is only 27 days away. The first day of spring is March 20.
And helping people get ready for warm-weather projects is the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of the Valley. On Friday, the group kicked off its 64th annual Home and Garden Show at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.
With about 80 vendors at the show, people more than likely will find answers to their home improvement questions.
“From concrete to landscaping, from painting to kitchen and bath, to windows and garage doors. You name it. And really fabulous ideas for landscaping as well,” Jennie Brewer of the Home Builders Association said. “You know, our HBA Home and Garden Show has always been the kickoff for spring. So people wait for it. They love to come in, see the new colors, check out the new ideas and the new trends.”
And what are some of the new trends for homeowners?
“A lot more outdoor living, people wanting to set up a whole kitchen in the backyard. Being able to just send the kids in the backyard, be able to cook, have a pool back there and just spend their whole time in the backyard,” Bill Trainor of the HBA said.
Snow and freezing temperatures make it too early to start working on any of those outdoor projects, but not too early to get some ideas and inspiration.
“There are a lot of people that have cabin fever, looking to get out and get something started, look forward to spring and hopefully some of these home and garden projects that they need to take care of,” Trainor said.
Brewer said she loves the outdoor projects.
“I love the possibilities with the landscaping, the different things you can do with your gardens. So there are a lot of different ideas out here with the gardens,” Brewer said.
The show runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
“One way or another, it is nice and warm in here. It is definitely spring, so stop out,” Brewer said.