View Full Version : Tricks of convenient "home show" setups

07-31-2011, 05:36 PM
Share your tips and tricks for quick, effective, and efficient home and garden show exhibit type stuff. I have something of this nature coming up and am trying to think of ways to make the thing cleaner and easier.

Installing mach retaining walls and using pallets to elevate the plant material as well as pallets to elevate the water feature.

08-01-2011, 10:18 PM
We do a lot of home and garden shows. The key is being able to stage the supplies. Either outside in a safe area or loading dock. The convention center only gives us four days to set up. I would rather just use mulch instead of all the pallets. But I don't change elevations that much. How large of a area? We do areas around 30' by 20'. I put large boulders and some retaining walls around large tree root balls (28"to 32"). Put pavers down on concrete with no steps, I think it is safer.

08-01-2011, 10:41 PM
We are actually doing three levels, bottom level is artificial turf/flowerbeds, next level up is mulch beds, third level is just a wall with trees behind it. The water feature is going to be the trick I think. The bottom level is elevated 1 foot to allow for water collection for the pondless stream underneath. Luckily this area will have zero traffic ON it. It's the entrance feature to this 50k person annual event thing we have locally. So it's just for me to show off with to trafficking on it thankfully.

SDLandscapes VT
08-01-2011, 11:14 PM
put a thin pile carpet under the pavers or stone on the floor--takes out the wobble of the stonework due to the unlevelness in the floor...