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Celebrate Spring at a Home Depot Garden Party

Posted by: on March 11th, 2014 | 8 Comments

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Join us for a Home Depot Garden Party to celebrate spring! We’re throwing garden parties in cities across the country to welcome warmer weather and kick off the gardening season.

You’ll enjoy garden-themed activities and garden-to-table fare, with exclusive recipes created by local chefs. We’ll also have experts on hand to guide you through planting an herb container garden and to answer your questions about gardening in your region.

Whether you’re just thinking about starting a container garden, or you already have a thriving garden in your yard, you’re sure to learn something new. You’ll have a lot of fun, too.

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DIY Art Project: Painted Terra-Cotta Flower Pot

Posted by: on January 24th, 2014 | One Comment

DIY Art Project: Painted Terra-Cotta Flower Pot

 

In this DIY art project, we show you how to create an eye-catching painted terra-cotta pot with a harlequin pattern. Here are the steps and downloadable instructions.

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Fall Planting Ideas from Cassity of Remodelaholic

Posted by: on October 21st, 2013 | One Comment

A colorful fall garden with yellows, oranges and purples

 

Fall planting season is your chance to renew the look of your home with new seasonal colors and textures. We asked Cassity of the Remodelaholic home improvement blog to show us how she planned her beautiful and very colorful fall garden. She has some great fall planting ideas, and some beautiful photos of her garden, too.

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How to Make a Living Succulent Wreath

Posted by: on October 11th, 2013 | 3 Comments

Living succulent wreath on a front door

 

Turn a succulent garden into a unique natural wreath. Just follow these step-by-step instructions to create this living succulent wreath. We have downloadable instructions for you to print out, too.

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In The Wild: Bucket Gardening

Posted by: on September 25th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Bucket gardening with Home Buckets

Whoever said you needed a backyard to grow your own garden was wrong! It’s no secret that most plants can adapt to growing in a container. Many vegetables, herbs, and even some shrubs or trees can actually thrive in buckets.

A 5-gallon bucket not only provides a low-cost solution, but also, accommodates healthy plants with big root systems or works as a great container for transporting. With so many advantages to benefit from, who doesn’t want to flex their green thumb and stay under budget? Check out all these unique ways people are using Homer Buckets for bucket gardening! Orange and green never looked better.

Above: Kathy Kimpel on Flickr shows us how growing tomato plants upside down helps keeps small pests away.

 

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Yard Clean Up: Leaves on the Lawn

Posted by: on September 19th, 2013 | One Comment

Yard clean up is a constant chore, and fallen leaves on the grass are one of the biggest yard messes. Those leaves on the lawn can result in withering or dead grass.  How many leaves you get on your lawn is ultimately up to the amount of trees near it. You may have to clean them up several times throughout the season.

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Fall Lawn Care: Removing Branches and Limbs

Posted by: on September 17th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Fall is a perfect time for cleanup in the yard. Many projects can be done in the yard and around your home to prepare for winter. One of these fall lawn care projects is removing branches and limbs from trees that need shaping or have dead or diseased limbs.

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Fertilizer Spreaders: The Different Types

Posted by: on September 12th, 2013 | Make A Comment

There are several types of spreaders you can use to fertilize your lawn. The type of fertilizer spreader and fertilizer you use will determine the proper usage settings on your spreader. Typically a fertilizer bag will come with recommended settings on the label for each type of spreader.

A walk-behind broadcast spreader is the most popular type of spreader. These are designed to cast fertilizer over a wide area of grass.

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When To Fertilize Your Lawn

Posted by: on September 10th, 2013 | One Comment

Different varieties of grass have different fertilization needs. The type of grass in your lawn will determine when to fertilize, what type of fertilizer you will use, and how much fertilizer you will need.

Warm season grasses such as Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, and St. Augustine need three to four pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per year.  If you’re going to use a slow-release, high nitrogen formula, you will need to apply it every 90 to 120 days at the beginning of spring, summer, and fall.  If you are going to use an all-purpose fertilizer, you will want to put it down every six to eight weeks, as these fertilizers contain less nitrogen.

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Types of Fertilizers

Posted by: on September 5th, 2013 | One Comment

Fertilizers are used to feed your lawn and keep it healthy and beautiful. When you walk into the Garden Center at your local Home Depot store, you’ll see fertilizers grouped into a few different categories.

These categories are

  • synthetic
  • organic
  • water-soluble
  • granular

Most synthetic fertilizers come in granular form, and they come in different time-release formulations. These time-release formulas will give you much more control over how much and how often you feed your lawn.

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