EUGENE, Ore. — Many Lane County residents made their way to the annual Lane County Home and Garden Show Saturday.
Hundreds of people came to the Lane Events Center to check out the 300 vendors on hand. The show offered many opportunities for people to gear up for warmer weather and spend more time outside in the garden.
Landscapers at the show said more people are interested in landscape around their homes to create relaxing outdoor living spaces.
Sprucing up the yards may provide relaxation, but it could also gives homes a big boost in value. Experts say that creating an appealing landscape could increase a home’s value by up to 15 percent.
“Most real estate agents I’ve talked to have said you only get one chance at a first impression, and if you’ve got a really nice landscape up front, that’s the good impression you’re going to make,” said landscaper Martin Gascoyne.
The weekend’s show offered ways to improve gardens with or without the help from professionals.
The Lane County Home and Garden Show continued Sunday at the Lane Events Center. Admission was free.