Auburn Home Show Artificial turf, drought-tolerant landscapes among offerings October 07 2014
The fall version of the twice-a-year home show at the Gold Country Fairgrounds starts Friday and runs through Sunday.
With a statewide drought emergency declared in
Lavish Gardens owner Michael Cole said that despite the drought, business continues to grow,, but in a different direction.
Instead of asking for natural lawns, customers are asking for less lawn or even no lawn at all, Cole said.
“We’re also finding ourselves installing more artificial grass,” Cole said.
Alex Aguilar, owner of
“We’re moving with the times and definitely building more hardscapes and drought-tolerant gardens,” Aguilar said. “People are staying away from regular grass and putting in drought-tolerant plantings. You can call it drought-tolerant or water-efficient.”
Lani Johnston, producer of Auburn Home Shows, said about 25,000 people are expected to take in the Auburn Home Show. That’s about double the size of the population of the city of
“One of the big things is artificial grass,”
In a nod to the work of firefighters on the King and other fires, the home show will be putting up a large “thank you” sign that attendees will be asked to sign,
With pleasant weather,
“A lot of ladies come on Friday or Saturday and on Sunday, they may bring their spouses in,”
Auburn Home Shows has been presenting spring and fall events for 18 years.
Bill Linder, owner of Coachworks Construction in Rocklin, said he’s been setting up temporary shop at the show twice a year for a minimum of 15 of those years.
“It’s close, local and comfortable,” Linder said. “It’s a beautiful place to spend a weekend and more like a walk around a park when compared to some other home shows.”