Mar 18, 2014

Justin Cave, star of HGTV’s “Groundbreakers,” has been digging in the dirt since he was a teenager at a landscaping company dragging water hoses to flower beds. He grew up to own a successful landscaping company, host a popular outdoor living television show and travel nationwide delivering landscape presentations, but his passion is still rooted in the basics of outdoor design. At this year’s OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show March 21-23, Justin will plant ideas to upgrade outdoor spaces starting from the ground up.

Start with a Plan
Do you envision a pergola, a seating area surrounding a fire pit and maybe a water feature? Or is a simple patio and a new sod lawn more your speed? Regardless of the budget and experience-level, Justin is confident that you can have the outdoor living area of your dreams, and he says starting with a good foundation and a realistic budget is critical to the plan’s success.

“The two most important things to do before starting a landscaping plan are to assess your wants and needs and establish a budget,” Justin says. “Understanding these things can help you create an outdoor space you and your family can really enjoy.”

Low Cost, High Style
No matter what your budget or style might be, container gardening is one of Justin’s easiest and most cost-effective tips to bring style to your landscape. By mixing the soft edges of foliage and flowers with the hard smooth surfaces of pots or containers, these inexpensive gardens can pay major visual dividends in any garden.

Justin says, “Framing a door or the steps of a front porch with two container gardens is an easy way to add big impact to your home’s curb appeal without spending a lot of money. One key to making an eye-catching container garden is using a plant with foliage that spills over the edge, like a vine.”

Shine Some Light
Strategic lighting is another landscaping technique Justin likes to use in landscape design, no matter if the budget is high-end or cost-conscious. With inexpensive low-energy LED light bulbs and a rainbow of color options, landscaping at night is a trend that is here to stay, according to Justin.

“Landscaping doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Highlighting an ornamental tree or showcasing interesting architecture can add a lot of appeal to the landscape, especially at night.”


Justin will present on the “Little Projects Stage” at the OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23. For a complete stage schedule for Justin and other landscape and gardening experts, visit We hope to see you there!

MARCH 21-23, 2014