The 2019 Builders Home & Garden Show offers Expert Advice and Products to Improve Your Home and Life


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The 2019 Builders Home & Garden Show offers Expert Advice and Products to Improve Your Home and Life
Learn from Gardening Author and Tomato Expert, Craig LeHoullier, and Discover Fantastic Products at the Top 10 Life-Changing Products Exhibit and the New Product Showcase

St. Louis (January 15, 2019)–The 42nd Annual Builders St. Louis Home & Garden Show returns to America’s Center March 7-10. As the Metro Area’s largest home product market place, the Show gives area consumers the opportunity to see, learn about and buy the latest home products and services and get expert advice from hundreds of home improvement pros.

Show visitors can learn from expert gardeners by attending seminars at the Lifestyle Stage. Craig LeHoullier is a gardening author whose passion for gardening began in the mid-80s. He is widely recognized as an expert on heirloom tomatoes. He lives and gardens in Raleigh, North Carolina. Craig achieved his PhD in chemistry at Dartmouth College and pursued a 25-year career in pharmaceuticals until 2008. Since then he has become fully immersed in garden writing, education and amateur plant breeding.

He has been a member of the Seed Savers Exchange since 1986 and is responsible for naming and popularizing many well-known tomatoes, such as Cherokee Purple. In 2005 he added amateur tomato breeding to his garden resume, and continues to co-lead the Dwarf Tomato Breeding project, responsible for creating 90 (and counting) new compact growing varieties for space-challenged gardeners. His writing career kicked off with a 2012 request from Storey Publishing to write a book on tomatoes, resulting in Epic Tomatoes (2015). His second book, Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, soon followed (2016). Craig will present Epic Tomatoes for Midwestern Gardens and Growing Veggies in Containers and Straw Bales.

St. Louis Master Gardeners will present seminars on a variety of topics, with tips and information to help beginning to long-time gardeners achieve the yard and garden of their dreams. Topics include Bring the Natives Home, with ideas on incorporating native plants in your home garden; Designing with Nature in Mind, focusing on how to attract more birds, butterflies and pollinators to your garden; Right-Sizing Your Garden, showing how to make your garden less work and easier to maintain as you and your garden mature; and Secrets to Growing Roses, giving tips to successfully grow roses in the St. Louis area.

The Lifestyle Stage is sponsored by 106.5 The Arch.

See amazing items at the Top 10 Life-Changing Products Exhibit. Boyce Thompson, author of three home architecture and design books, monitors crowd-funding campaigns, attends trade shows, and scours magazines and websites to find important new launches and prototypes. He sets up an interactive exhibit at shows so that homeowners can test-drive these exciting products. Previous exhibits have featured air conditioners that sense how many people are in the room; smart grid appliances that know the best time to run; deadbolts that monitor who is at the door; robots and more.

Show visitors can see a revolutionary smart home system that works through one switch; a smart mailbox that protects you from porch pirates; a modular light system that dances to music; a surveillance drone prototype; several different remarkable robots, including an adorable dog and a personal robot, like a friend, who knows who you are, and more!

The Top 10 Life-Changing Products Exhibit is sponsored by 102.5 KEZK.

Discover the newest home products at the New Product Showcase. Show exhibitors will display innovative items to enhance the home and yard, save money, and make life more comfortable.

The Bedroom Store will be showing the brand new Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-breeze Hybrid Mattress, designed for people who get hot when they sleep. It allows you to sleep up to 8 degrees cooler all night long, so you’ll sleep deeper and wake up feeling refreshed.

Belgard Hardscapes Porcelain Pavers create fabulous contemporary outdoor living spaces. Similar to indoor porcelain tiles, they are thicker, more durable, frost-resistant, skid-resistant, stain-resistant and easy to clean. With incredibly high breakage loads (up to 2,000 pounds), they are perfect for gardens, terraces and high traffic outdoor areas and are easy to install. They are available in various interpretations of stone and wood and in multiple sizes, including planks and large modular shapes.

Classic Outdoor introduces the Mayhew Series, a new collection for outdoors that includes sling chairs, adirondacks and deep seating furniture. Berlin Gardens takes outdoor furniture to a new level, innovatively combining maintenance-free Poly-lumber with easy care fabrics, powder coated aluminum and modern designs.

Two new products from MasterStone Hardscapes include a new landscape curbing product and Rubaroc. "Natural Stone" Curbing is unlike any other curbing product in St. Louis. Trade secrets and proven techniques taken from their other outdoor living products are used to create these unique curbing stones, with a variety of styles and colors available. Rubaroc is an EPDM rubber surfacing product perfect for pool decks, splashpads, playgrounds, driveways, wood decking and other surface areas where a non-slip surface for safety is warranted. It comes in many colors and styles and is exclusive to the St. Louis market.

SCAG ZERO-TURN MOWERS introduces the Scag Liberty Z 61” Zero-Turn Mower. Scag Power Equipment has taken their commercial mower heritage and built a great large acreage mower for the homeowner. The new 26 Horsepower, 61” Scag Liberty Z is loaded with commercial features and performance at a low spring CASH promotional price of only $4,999.99! They also offer 0% financing for up to 48 months. The Scag Liberty Z is durable and is covered by a best-in-class 5 YEAR/750 HOUR WARRANTY! Mow comfortably at up to 8 mph and leave your lawn looking the best in the neighborhood.

Watson’s of St. Louis introduces a new line of pellet grills – Daniel Boone Pellet Grills from Green Mountain Grills. If you can grill it on charcoal or gas or cook it in your kitchen oven, you can cook it on the Daniel Boone!

The New Product Showcase is sponsored by FM NewsTalk 97.1.

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