10 Ways to Build the Backyard of Your Dreams

This post is sponsored by Texwood Shows


Are you looking to transform your outdoor living space, but aren’t sure where to start? Now is your chance to ask local home improvement experts all your burning questions on everything from home remodels and DIY projects to gardening, landscaping and design ideas.

For an experience you won’t soon forget, head to this year’s Home & Outdoor Living Show in H-Town, Cy Fair or Lake Houston. Here are just a few ways you’ll be able to start making the backyard of your dreams a reality at this year’s show:

1. Brainstorm Unique Ideas with Local Experts

An amazing lineup of speakers, interactive displays, tons of exhibitors and local experts will be on-hand to help with everything from air conditioning to zip lines. You will receive all the inspiration you need to tackle any home project. Check your show’s schedule for times and locations, as each show has its own unique mix of speakers, workshops, and exhibits.

2. Chat with Custom-Design Patio Specialists

As a fun outdoor place to enjoy, relax and entertain guests, your patio should be designed to fit your needs and personality. Do you want an outdoor kitchen or do you want a fireplace? Do you want to build a sunroom? Come discover how to create an amazing outdoor space with the experts from Texas Custom Patios, SunSpace Texas, 21st Century Sunrooms, and Warren’s Outdoor Living. They’ll be on hand to bring your ideas to life with realistic renderings and personalized designs.

3. Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space

Landscaping can be more than just a beautiful yard. The right landscaping can attract positive energy and good friends. Landscape design and services provider, Outdoor Perfection, has built a  breathtaking exhibit of design ideas including various native Texas themes, low maintenance ways to keep your backyard beautiful, and an exquisite water feature. Be sure to see their Belgard Paver products and explore the Outdoor Perfection Feature Landscape at each of the shows. Check your show’s schedule for times and locations.

4. Get Your Green Thumb On

How does your garden grow? Harris Country Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions at the Cy-Fair show. They will also be hosting the Master Gardeners Plant Sale exclusively at the Cy-Fair show. Attendees can shop for great deals on plants, fruit trees, perennials, and more great things to grow in the garden. Moon Valley Nurseries will have a wide array of plants for sale, experts on hand, and other design ideas available to help make your outdoor space a place where your plants can thrive.

And as an added bonus, AM 740 KTRH’s GardenLine host Randy Lemmon, and Dany Millikin, host of HomeShow Garden Pros on SportsRadio 610, will be on-hand to meet you, and answer any questions you might have with a Q&A session and book signing. Check your show’s schedule for specific times and locations.

5. Eliminate Mosquitoes Once and For All

Nothing can ruin a good time faster than being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Even with sprays, citronella candles, and other homemade remedies, mosquitoes can wreak havoc on your party, irritate your pets, and ruin your good time. Come explore eco-friendly options for getting rid of these potentially dangerous pests, such as automated misting systems, with Houston Mosquito Control Systems, who will be on-hand at each Home & Outdoor Living Show.

6. Cool Off or Heat Up with a Swimming Pool, Spa, or Hot Tub

Hot summers require cool solutions. Installing a pool, hot tub, or spa in the backyard can help turn things up a notch. It’s a big project to take on, but at the shows in H-Town, Cy-Fair, and Lake Houston, hundreds of local swim, spa, and outdoor living experts will be on-hand to offer every bit of knowledge they have to help you create the best backyard ever and get the job done.

7. Shop for Bargains at The GHBA Remodelers Charity Garage Sale 

Looking for reduced prices on flooring, tile, granite, windows, doors, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, trim material, cabinets, a variety of sinks, and more? Find what you need for DIY projects and home remodels at a price everyone can afford at the 12th Annual Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Remodelers Council Charity Garage Sale. Proceeds go to GHBA charity projects. (Only available at the show in Cy-Fair.)

8. Light Up Your Life

Transform your home from dark and dreary to light and inviting with outdoor lighting ideas from Trimlight Houston. Be the envy of the neighborhood every Christmas or create the perfect outdoor environment for summer parties with lighting options that put safety first while offering great ambiance. Outdoor lighting improves your home’s curb appeal helps prevent break-ins and can help prevent injuries associated with trips and falls. Trimlight Houston will be at all shows.

9. Give Your Outdoor Decor a Personal Touch

Each Home & Outdoor Living Shows will be hosting DIY workshops put on by local businesses Board & Brush Magnolia, a DIY wood sign creative studio; The Tallest Tulip, a wedding and event floral studio; and AR Workshop Pearland and Cypress, an inspiring and charming boutique workshop. Visitors will learn how to craft décor ranging from bold and beautiful to simple and elegant. Be sure to check your show’s schedule for times and locations.

10. Let the Pros from Sherwin Williams Answer all Your Color Questions

Looking for the perfect paint for your home’s interior or exterior? Want a color that’s fresh without being garish or overbearing? Certified Sherwin Williams Color Consultants, CertaPro Painters, and Southern Painters will be on hand at each Home & Outdoor Living Show to answer any questions you may have about color selection and paint options. Be sure to check your show’s schedule for times and locations.

About the Home & Outdoor Living Show

Each Home & Outdoor Living Show has FREE PARKING and easy access to the venue. Click here to get directions to your show! For directions, complete schedules, and more details on Texwood Shows, click here. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, kids 12 and under are free! Be sure to head to the Texwood Shows website to download your $2 off coupon for reduced show admission!

Home & Outdoor Living Show Details


3/7/20 – 3/8/20
Silver Street Studios in Sawyer Yards
2000 Edwards Street
Houston, TX 77007


3/21/20 – 3/22/20
The Berry Center
8877 Barker-Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433

Lake Houston

3/28/2020 – 3/29/2020
Humble Civic Center Arena Complex
8233 Will Clayton Pkwy
Humble, Texas 77338