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Spring Lawn Care Tips for Proud Lawn Owners

Posted by: on April 2nd, 2013 | Make A Comment


When it comes to lawn care, it might help to think of it in the same way as caring for a small child. After waking from its long winter nap, your lawn will be hungry. It will need regular attention. And if it’s neglected for too long, your lawn may get quite unruly and eventually go to seed.

It’s difficult to know what is best when it comes to feeding your lawn to ensure proper growth and development. That’s because there are so many different lawn fertilizers on the market. And the nutritional information on the packing can be as difficult to understand as new math. Don’t even get us started on organic lawn care.

So, to shed some light on this subject, we asked Rick from The Home Depot Forums for help.

In this video, he explains the product numbering system and how it relates to choosing the right fertilizer for your lawn. He also talks about the importance of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium for healthy, thriving plant life. Soils often lack one or more of these components, making the addition of fertilizer necessary.

After watching this video, you’ll be able to choose a fertilizer with the proper formula to help you raise healthier lawns, flowers, plants and trees.

The best time to apply fertilizer to your lawn will vary depending on your location. But you can visit our new and improved Garden Club at any time for answers to your fertilizer questions and all things garden-related.


We have more DIY, home improvement and gardening videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

Home Depot Associates Take Scotts Snap Spreader for a Spin

Posted by: on June 12th, 2012 | One Comment

Laurie Britton with the Scotts Snap Spreader

Our customers rely on The Home Depot for the best products, services and know-how.  And when it comes to know-how, no one beats Home Depot associates. Our customers shop our stores because they respect our associates’ opinions on the products that we sell.

We gave some department supervisors the opportunity to test out one of our new products for spring–the Scotts Snap Spreader and Snap-Pacs of Insect Killer and Weed and Feed. The supervisors, most with many years of outdoor garden experience, used it on their own lawns.

Check out some of their comments:

“Easy to use, no heavy lifting, easy to store and push. It’s great for customers who have physical limitations.” – Laurie Britton, Store #4145 in Norristown, PA.

“After using this at home, I was impressed and sold on it.”  – Christine Putman, Store #3006 in Independence, MO.

“There was no guesswork. Very simple to load and use.” – LaMarcus Edwards, Store #3608 in Charlotte, NC.

“I loved the ability to just snap and go!  No mixing, pouring or measuring.” – Kris Watkins, Store #1548 in Broomfield, CO.

The first hand experience they had with the spreader resulted in advice to Home Depot customers:

  • This product is designed for yards of 4,000 square feet or smaller. If your yard is larger than that, ask a Home Depot associate about other options.
  • Based on the impressive first year sales, Scotts is planning to add Snap-Pacs for lime and other spreader products, but for now, if you’re using lime, you’ll need a traditional spreader.
  • It is imperative that your lawn is wet before applying the product.

It’s this kind of hands-on test that keeps our Home Depot associates up-to-date on the new products we carry. And it’s why you can count on The Home Depot for the best advice and recommendations to make your home improvement and lawn care projects easy and cost-effective.

First Look: Blended Garden Soil Yields More Buds

Posted by: on April 22nd, 2012 | Make A Comment

Sure all dirt is dirty, but your plants would tell you there’s a world of difference between plain ol’ dirt and garden soils enhanced with such delicacies as bark fines, peat moss, composted organic matter and combination nutrients…that is, if they could speak directly to you. But if you think about it, they do kinda speak to you in their own language.

If your plants stand high and strong with lots of buds and flowers, they’re telling you that your green thumb is really delivering. If they’re dull, limp and lifeless, then you’re obviously not providing the vital nutrients they need to thrive. If your plants look like they could use a shot of caffeine, start them on a new path with a blended garden soil that will improve root and plant growth.

At The Home Depot, you have three outstanding garden soil brands to choose from that contain everything plants need to liven up your yard with vibrant reds, blues, purples and golds: Miracle-Gro, Scotts and Vigoro, which Home Depot associate Jeff Valenti highlights in this video.


The products explained in this video:

Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Garden Soil

Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for Flowers and Vegetables

Scott’s Premium Gardening Soil

Vigoro Organic Gardening Soil

Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Garden Soil


Our First Look series highlights videos our store associates watch to learn about the new products and services available at The Home Depot. We share them here so that Home Depot customers, especially professional builders and serious do-it-yourself enthusiasts, can see what’s new in the aisles at The Home Depot.

Scotts Makes Spring Lawn Care A Snap!

Posted by: on February 16th, 2012 | Make A Comment


It won’t be too long before spring has sprung and that means you and your family will soon be venturing back into the great outdoors. And from backyard barbeques to tossing the ball around with the kids or simply relaxing in the sunshine – no one knows better than Scotts® that having a lush, healthy lawn is the perfect backdrop to any outdoor activity!

Scotts® Snap™ Total Lawn Care System is here just in time to get your yard ready for those pesky warm-weather issues like preventing crabgrass, killing weeds, fertilizing the lawn, killing insects and fire ants, and planting grass seed. This new system revolutionizes the lawn care process by making it so much easier:

    • The Snap™ system consists of individual Snap Pacs that connect easily and directly to the Snap™ spreader.
    • After connecting the Snap™ Pac to the spreader, simply lock it into place. Snap, lock and go!
    • The Snap™ system automatically configures the spreader settings to ensure correct application.
    • The EdgeGuard feature keeps the product where you want it. No accidentally fertilizing the neighbor’s lawn!
    • Self-sealing Pacs mean no messy clean-up and storage. No more struggling with attaching and detaching large fertilizer bags.

No more measuring, fumbling around with spreader settings or handling unused product. Scotts® has made creating a beautiful lawn a snap! Watch this video and see for yourself how easy it is to use the Snap™ system.

Our very own expert associate, Coach Dave, also gives an easy-to-follow tutorial in this video on how simple it is to use Scotts® Snap™ Total Lawn Care System to create the lawn of your dreams.

Be sure to visit for even more help getting your backyard retreat in tip-top shape for spring with outdoor power equipment, patio furniture, grills and more! And don’t forget to browse through our Garden Center for tons of gardening products and ideas!