Homeowners Re-landscape After Ice Storm


Sunday, March 9th 2008, 5:51 pm
By: News On 6


Several months have gone by since the ice storm and debris still rests on some of our roadways and at the end of driveways. It's a constant reminder of the ice storm and its wrath.

"We have a lot of trees down like everyone else and a lot of debris and we were able to clean that up and re-landscape somewhat since then," said Margie Kleinert of Tulsa.

But, it's still a work in progress. That's why Kleinert and her Fiancée, LaDean Sweet, spent their day at the 58th Annual Home & Garden Show at the QuikTrip Center. It's helping make the ice storm a thing of the past.

"We have a clean slate right now, we're going to be remodeling," said Kleinert.

With more than 400 vendors, there's a good chance something catches your eye. The show offers many beautiful landscape designs; some with colorful flowers to brighten your day, plants and trees to fit every preference, and even small waterfalls to create a peaceful environment in your own backyard. There are so many options at a time when homeowners are questioning where to even begin.

"The landscape in their yard has changed a lot because of trees being down so they're having to rethink where their sun and shade is and even some of their features like these water features," said Randy Ketring with Aqua Gardens.

Attendance at the Annual Home & Garden Show an all time high. The show has given many a chance to plant seeds and breathe new life into their landscaping."

"There's been a lot of trees cut down and removed. So, we have to think about new trees to put in. It's really been a clean slate to just start over, put in there what we really want," said Kleinert.

The possibilities are endless.

The Home and Garden Show also had master gardeners offering helpful hints to all homeowners. Visit Tulsa Master Gardeners for tips.

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