Tips from the Home and Leisure show

Nick Seebruch

Published on April 8, 2017

Scott Fines of Fines Home Hardware Mark Cullen at the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Home and Leisure Show at the Cornwall Civic Complex on Saturday, April 8 (Nick Seebruch/TC Media).

CORNWALL, Ontario - Spring is here and so is the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Home & Leisure Show.

With the weather getting nicer, dozens of businesses were on site at the Cornwall Civic Complex to display their home improvement products for the coming season.

On hand for special gardening seminars was Mark Cullen, a third generation professional gardener and a television gardening expert.

"The first thing you're going to want to do this season is get on the lawn," said Cullen. "You're going to want to rake it, feed it with Golfgreen Iron Plus lawn fertilizer and then start cutting it at a high level."

Cullen gave two presentations at the show, and was available at the Fines Home Hardware booth to answer gardening questions.

This is the Home & Leisure Show's Eleventh year.

“The Chamber has worked with Fines Home Hardware to offer this year’s grand prize, a $5, 000.00 outdoor treasure trove that includes a riding lawn mower, a fabulous Traeger Grill, a patio set, fire pit, and so much more,” reports Executive Manager Lezlie Strasser. “It is a tremendous prize and we’re pleased with Fines, as our title sponsor, in making the prize available for some lucky Show visitor.”

There was also a Family Fun Zone for kids. Big Brothers and Big Sisters Cornwall were inviting kids to come and paint bird houses provided by the Chamber of Commerce.