Sometimes you need an honest-to-goodness expert opinion. If you’re working on the exterior of your home, tomorrow you have the chance to chat with a serious expert: Bob Vila. Here’s how it works. Thursday, June 23rd, at 10 a.m. Pacific time/1 p.m. Eastern time, Bob Villa and other experts like VinylSidingZone will be participating in a live Twitter chat.

How to follow the Twitter chat

To get in on it, head on over to Twitter and follow both Bob Vila and VinylSidingZone (Click on http://twitter.com/#!/bobvila and http://twitter.com/#!/vinylsidingzone and select the +Follow” button for each). Then tomorrow, follow the tweeting. Bob and the other experts will be chatting about home exteriors and improvements. So while it may not be straight up lawn and garden, it’s the sort of conversation that can really help you with projects around the house.

In the meantime, you can jump into the conversation with the Twitter hashtage #GetReadyThurs. Start with the questions now, find out what other people are going to be asking, and get excited. It’s like your very own vintage This Old House moment.

One thing I’d love to ask about: outdoor lighting. Now that summer is officially here, there’s nothing quite like an evening spent lingering out in the yard. We’ve got a few ideas about outdoor lighting here on All About Lawns, but I bet Bob Vila has a few tips and tricks as well…

#GetReadyThurs outdoor lighting recommendations, anyone?