Are you looking to give your yard a makeover or some long-overdue TLC? Get started by checking out the Home Depot Garden Center near you. You’ll find what you need to set up a fabulous flower garden or bountiful veggie patch.
Following a few helpful tips, you can make sure your garden grows strong and healthy while using eco-friendly techniques to manage pests, increase soil quality, and choose the best seeds and grow kits.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick guide to shopping at your local Home Depot Garden Center. You’ll learn how to prepare your garden for the seasons, clever hacks for switching up your landscaping, and more. Before long, you’ll be ready to tackle your next gardening project like a pro.
Getting Your Garden Ready
If you’ve been slacking on yard maintenance, you probably have more than a few projects on your hands. (Hey, it happens to the best of us.) While yard work may not be at the top of your list of favorite things to do, you can make it much more manageable with the right garden supplies.
If you’re not sure what to buy to get your yard in tip-top shape, don’t worry — you won’t have to run all over town looking for what you need. A stop at your local Home Depot Garden Center will have you covered, from lawn mowers and rakes to plant seedlings and soil. Plus, you can always ask a sales associate for help if you need it.
The type of work you’ll be doing in your garden and flower beds depends on what time of year it is. Going into fall and winter, you’ll want to keep some mulch on hand. Mulch protects your plants from frost damage and helps with weed control while minimizing pests. You have a few options, such as wood chips or straw. Another cost-effective route is reusing grass or leaf clippings from mowing.
In the springtime, you’ll want to tidy up by collecting broken branches from winter storms. Your soil will probably need a boost after winter too. Pick out any weeds and mix in some compost, but give the soil time to balance out. The soil’s pH can affect your plants for better or worse, so it wouldn’t hurt to pick up some pH strips while you’re at the hardware store. (Hint: pH strips are typically located near plant food and seed starts.)
Make sure to take care of your garden tools. If you’re shopping for them for the first time, choose good-quality tools that are comfortable to use. It’s much easier to dig holes for your plants when using a shovel with the right handle for your height.
With some smart prep work, you’ll be ready to brighten up your garden with an array of flowers or nurture plants until they’re ready for harvest.
Deciding What Type of Garden to Plant
Here comes the fun part — deciding which type of garden you’d like to plant! Whether you want to nurture a blossoming flower garden or thriving vegetable patch, you’ll see your garden grow and take shape with some effort and care.
Regardless of which garden plants you choose, you must consider the soil conditions they grow best in and how much light they’ll need. You’ll also want to think about how much room they’ll need to grow. For example, a hydrangea shrub can be a few feet high and several feet wide, so you’ll want to make sure you have enough space when planning your layout.
If you’re doing a little DIY landscaping, you might realize after you’ve planted something that you’d like to move or position it elsewhere in your garden. Make the process easier with this genius garden hack:
Head to your Home Depot store, pick up several pots of the same size and bury them at ground level. By putting your plants in doubled pots, you can easily lift one out and plop another in its place. This technique is especially helpful if you notice a plant that might fare better in a shady spot in the yard or one that needs full sun.
When you’ve got your heart set on a fruit or vegetable garden, consider raised garden beds. Raised beds can make it easier to have a healthy garden and even extend your growing season. Plants in raised beds also benefit from better soil drainage.
Instead of planting seeds outside, you might want to start them indoors. Depending on the time of year and what you plant, you could enjoy an extra crop during spring and summer or protect your seedlings from winter’s chill. Once your plants are strong, you can transplant your organic herb garden outdoors.
You can also get a helping hand from Back to the Roots grow kits, including lavender, sunflower, tomato, mushroom, and microgreens! Watch your plants and veggies flourish year-round in your kitchen, or get them started early and transplant them outdoors when the time is right.
If you’re starting from seed, be sure to check out Back to the Roots for 100% USA grown and 100% organic seeds. They’re always produced domestically in the United States, so you can trust what you’re planting (and eventually eating).
Enjoying nature doesn’t have to be reserved for the outdoors. You can bring a bit of nature inside with house plants. Succulents make lovely home decor accents, whether on your desk or in a bedroom. You could also try an aquaponic or hydroponic water garden for a super low-maintenance option. Be sure and check out your local Home Depot Garden Center (hint: growing kits are usually located right next to seed starters) or shop online and have Back to the Roots growing kits delivered right to your door.
Maintaining Your Garden
Once your garden is planted, most of the hard work is behind you. Now you can focus on keeping your garden healthy and blossoming.
Be sure to research how much water your plants need and stick to a regular watering schedule. You might discover a home irrigation system could be the best fit for your garden setup. Swing through the Home Depot Garden Center and take a look at sprinkler and irrigation kits that can save you time.
You’ll want to stay on top of pest control too. Diatomaceous earth (a powder made from diatoms, or fossilized algae) is an effective pest deterrent that’s safe for kids and pets of all ages. You’ll have to reapply after watering or a rain shower, but a few shakes on a walk through your garden could spare your plants from being munched by hungry caterpillars.
Lastly, keep an eye on your soil quality so your garden thrives. For an easy gardening hack, try mixing coffee grounds, eggshells, and even Epsom salt into the soil to add much-needed minerals and help your seeds thrive. You could also repurpose these ingredients as compost with other kitchen scraps such as fruit and vegetable peels or tea bags.
Either way, your plants will get the vital nutrients they need with zero waste. If you can’t start a compost bin, an organic fertilizer will do the trick.
Create Your Sanctuary With the Home Depot Garden Center (and Back to the Roots)
When it’s time to create your backyard getaway or an indoor escape, your nearest Home Depot Gardening Center will help you make it happen. You can shop Back to the Roots grow kits, seed packets, and other related products under one roof and go home ready to reimagine your outdoor (or indoor) space.
All it takes are a few handy tips, helpful hacks, and savvy shopping to meet your gardening needs and make it a fun process. Take the stress out of yard work and get started on your home improvement projects by picking up the right gardening tools for the job. More importantly, starting with the right seed packets and growing kits from Back to the Roots.