How to Upgrade Your Yard for the New Decade


The shortest days of the year are officially behind us, and spring will soon be on its way. If your yard is currently covered in snow, then that may be hard to imagine. However, it won’t be long before it melts away and leaves you with a mess to clean up.

That’s why it is so important to start envisioning your 2020 yard right now. Whether it’s a result of rain or snow, the weather will leave you with some damage to your yard, even with proper retaining walls and weatherization. It may seem daunting at first, but cleaning up your yard after winter is actually a great opportunity to make any alterations you have been dreaming of.

Where Creativity Starts

You probably already have tons of great ideas for your 2020 yard after visiting friends and relatives throughout the holidays, and the new year is the perfect time to begin adapting them to your own taste. However, it can be difficult to fully envision your 2020 dream yard before meeting with field experts and seeing what they have to offer in the flesh. Let’s face it, internet samples rarely give you a good idea of the color and texture of the products you are considering.

Meeting with the Experts

Trade shows are a fantastic way to meet with dozens of high-end providers who can talk you through the steps to making your dream a reality. This year, Pioneer Landscape Centers will be leading the pack in trade show appearances, making it that much easier for you to review our wide variety of landscape solutions and outdoor living supplies.

Where to See us

Maricopa County Home Shows

January 10-12, 2020 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds

March dates TBA

In a DIY extravaganza, the Maricopa County Home Show has much to offer beyond your yard. Complete with obedience training tips and a complementary wine tasting, it’s a perfect way to get out of the house and experience the finer things in life at a discounted rate.

Once you’re done painting wine glasses and learning how to make bath bombs, don’t forget to bring pictures of your existing backyard and measurements to an on-site landscaping expert, where they will provide a free consultation and take-home design.

With your new design in-hand, visit the Pioneer booth, or stop by a store to see what we can do to help make your design a reality.

Pro Green Expo

February 5-7, 2020 at the Colorado Convention Center

If you’re looking to outfit more than just your yard, then the Pro Green Expo may be right for you. The convention is filled to the brim with arborists, green house experts, and designers; everyone you’ll need to turn a few acres into a producing farm or orchard.

The Pro Green Expo will have the latest in technology to make your veggies, fruits, and flowers perkier this decade, so even if you’re merely an enthusiastic hobbyist, the expo is well-worth your time.

Colorado Garden & Home Show

February 22 - March 1, 2020 at the Colorado Convention Center

The Rocky Mountain Region’s oldest and most prestigious home and garden show is back again this year. Featuring 11 acres of pristinely landscaped gardens, you’re sure to leave this show feeling inspired.

In order to bring that inspiration to fruition, feel free to attend one of forty free educational sessions on a wide variety of topics while you wait for the results from their famous “Hats off to Gardening” flower show and competition.

When something catches your eye, snap a quick photo, and take it over to the Pioneer booth, to learn what you need to create your design at home.

This Spring, combine inspiration with expertise at any of these local home and garden shows for a fantastic approach to re-imagining your landscape for 2020.