At The Home Depot, we want everyone to enjoy digging in the dirt, and we’re ready to offer you the gardening advice to make your thumb as green as you’d like. Here we take a quick look at the basic ingredients of gardening: Light, soil, mulch, water and fertilizer.
Light is important
Most gardens fall into two categories – sun or shade. Sun loving plants generally need a minimum of 8 hours of sun a day, while shade loving plants will be happy with just a minimum of reflected, ambient light. Sun or shade, the location should also be easily accessible to properly tend, maintain, and enjoy. Plant tags will tell you if the plant is sun or shade – and often tags will be more specific and tell you ‘partial sun’ or ‘half day shade’ – whenever you see a tag like that you should be more careful with the planting location. Look at the role that house exposure plays, with planting against east facing walls generally being cooler and more gentle that west facing or southwest exposures that get the full impact from hot afternoon light. Planting tubs on a sunny deck or patio will have the double effect of sun reflecting back off the deck surface – so use more ‘sun’ plants in patio and deck plantings unless you truly know that it is a shady location.
Gardeners come in many levels of experience and expertise. Some of us can name a Phytophthora mold from a mile away. While others of us enjoy growing tulips, but can’t be bothered to remember if they’re called Beauty of Oxford or Vlammenspel. There is also a large group of people who want to start a gardening habit, but just don’t know how to get started.
Here at The Home Depot, we want everyone to enjoy digging in the dirt, and we’re ready to offer you the gardening advice to make your thumb as green as you’d like. Here’s a round up of some very useful information to get the novice gardener started, and the long-time horticulturalists refreshed.
Instead of spending your income tax refund on a vacation or personal items, consider investing it back into your home. Investing in home repair is putting your tax return to good use in a number of ways including adding long-term value to your home. In addition to deriving more enjoyment from your home, you may save money in the end, depending on what types of repairs or upgrades you make.
There are countless ways to improve on a house to keep it in good shape – getting new drainpipes, a new roof, painting the interior and exterior of the home, or simply replacing old furniture.
The kitchen is often the most utilized space in the home, serving as a place for meals, conversation and gathering of family and friends. If you are considering upgrading your current kitchen or are considering a full-scale remodel, The Home Depot is here to help you throughout the process – from start to finish! Our newly-launched Virtual Kitchen Showroom is a one-stop destination for creating, planning and refreshing your kitchen space.
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