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Pro Service Desk(520)784-7680
Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am - 8:00pm
Curbside: 09:00am - 6:00pm
Location
3689 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
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Garden Project Calculators

Grass Seed Calculator

Grass Seed Calculator

When you're ready to seed your lawn, our calculator helps you estimate the amount of grass seed you'll need to get the job done.

Mulch Calculator

Mulch Calculator

Enter your preferred material, the square footage and mulch depth of the coverage space for accurate results.

Fencing Calculator

Fencing Calculator

We'll calculate the amount of fencing you should purchase based on your property needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gardening

How can I get rid of weeds?

Weeds are likely poking through in the garden beds, even if you put down landscape fabric liner to keep them at bay. Pull weeds from the root in vegetable or edible flower gardens, and dig up the roots if the weed snapped off without them. Be sure to get them before they go to seed. If you'd like to treat weeds with weed killer, check that it's safe for pets and pollinators — and wear a respirator and heavy-duty rubber gloves to ensure that it doesn't touch your lungs or skin.

Is crispy grass dead?

It could be, but it's also likely napping during those soaring summer temps. Cool-season grass goes dormant in the summer, so it's alive but sleeping. Here's how you can check to see if it's dormant: If you can easily pull out a blade of grass with no resistance, it's time to plant new grass seed or sod because the grass is a goner. Water dormant lawns deeply but not often. Warm-season lawns need water every few days in the summer. Those lawns stay green if they're healthy.

When should I water my vegetable garden?

Ideally, water early in the morning. The next best time is in the evening, when the sun is setting. Watering during the heat of the day means a lot of the moisture will evaporate. This applies to whatever you're growing: plants, vegetables, trees, and grass. Give all the plants a thorough drink. The plants still need hydration regardless of the time on the clock. Depending on your grass type, climate, and lawn health, you may also want to look into applying a liquid lawn fertilizer.

How do I keep my garden healthy?

Once you've planted your flowers or plants, you'll need to make sure they're well-fed and hydrated. Choose a synthetic or an organic fertilizer that fits your needs and give your garden a boost. You can even find one that's formulated for whatever you're growing, whether you need a flower fertilizer, vegetable fertilizer, fruit tree fertilizer, or a general garden fertilizer blend. Only apply as often as instructed on the packaging. Be sure to water immediately after, as directed, so the plants won't be burned by the fertilizer.

Do patio misters cool the air?

When you need a break from gardening in the sun, shelter beneath a patio umbrella or covered gazebo. If you have sturdy structures like a shed or house, create shade by attaching awnings and shade sails. However, sometimes shade isn't enough because it's too humid. That's when a patio mister or misting fan can help cool the air and turn a stifling afternoon into a refreshingly relaxing day. Go back to enjoying the sun when that water-cooled air is ready.

How do I create an outdoor oasis for entertaining?

Spending time with friends in gorgeous summertime weather makes the season even more special. But you don't need a full patio makeover or to create your own patio conversation sets from scratch to do it. Even a minor backyard refresh can make a big difference. A string of outdoor lights, new outdoor lounge furniture, or even an outdoor rug can breathe new life into an outdoor space.

The Home Depot Garden Center at Central Tucson (El Con)

The Home Depot 4th of July Sale
Welcome the Fourth with the yard of your dreams. Our huge 4th of July Sale can help you do it. Let your great outdoors help you enjoy the festivities with your family and friends. Get that patio furniture or grill you've had your eye on and invite your guests to relax with full bellies of delicious food. Save money now and use these outdoor living favorites for years of future cookouts.

Family enjoying a grilled dinner on a gently lit patio at dusk

As summer rolls in, your landscaping and garden will weather more intense heat and UV rays than earlier in the year. That means you'll want to consider how to keep things cool with shade, irrigation, and proper tending. You might also need ways to beat the heat. We've got guidance to make it through the hotter months.

Lawn Repair and Patching
Burnt, or scorched, grass has a distinctively shaped discoloration that looks yellow. It happens when metal or plastic sits on the grass and bakes in the sunlight or a reflective surface shines continuously on your lawn. You'll often discover it once you disturb something sitting out in the yard, like a garden hose or trash can. Car windows or mirrors can also scorch grass when the sun angle is just right.

Water scorched grass well and wait a week. You should see the signs of life returning by then. If it's damaged by pet urine or otherwise unsalvageable, you'll need to use patch and repair seed to fix it up or replace the grass.

Whether you're doing upkeep on your current lawn or patching the sparse spots, keep in mind which type of grass it is. Match the kind of grass to your lawn if you're doing patch repair. When planting new grass, choose a variety that works with the amount of sun your lawn gets. In other words, if buildings shade your lawn so it gets partial shade or dappled sun, make sure you plant grass that's not meant for full sun.

Watch Your Garden Thrive
Water your garden hydrate it between rainstorms and keep the summer flowering going. A general rule when watering plants and flowers is to aim the water at the roots. A garden hose, sprinkler or sprinkler system, or drip irrigation system will work well. The blooms themselves don't need to be watered or even misted. Many flowers wilt and droop when they get but recover when they dry. Succulents are an exception to basic watering rules, so look up your specific types of succulents to optimize their care.

In addition to watering, monitor the nutrients your plants are getting. Apply fertilizer as recommended. We've even got fertilizers to match the plants you're growing so they'll absorb the necessary nutrients.

Vertical Vegetable Gardening
For summer gardening, grow vegetables vertically to save space. Many vegetable plants are vines and well-suited to climb a fence or trellis, so plant them next to one. Support the stem itself, as well as the junctions right below where the branches grow off the stem. This is so the weight of the plant doesn't snap the stem or branches.

Fasten the plant to a tomato cage or pole with twine, plant ties and wires, garden wire, or fabric strips. Be sure to tie each plant loosely. Then the leaves and branches can sway in the breeze and the stem has room to grow wider. Strawberries, tomatoes, squash, watermelon and cucumbers need support as they bear fruit. Melons and squash require hammocks made of stretchy fabric, string, old nylons, or a sling to support the weighty produce. All of these plants take up less space on the ground this way, which allows you to have walking room in between plants or fit even more of them.

Vines as Decorative Shade
Set up vines to climb a trellis or arbor to provide both beauty and shade. Vines that are native to your area are a good choice for success and attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Grape vines are a classic choice, but they take time to mature, so you'll only be enjoying shade and not fruit for a few years. Remember to match your vine plants to how much sunlight you receive, as some like full sun and others don't. As a bonus, many vines put out sweet-smelling flowers with a delightful fragrance you can enjoy.

Find Your Summertime Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes relaxing, grilling, gardening, or finishing outdoor DIY projects, we've got you covered. Make the most of these early mornings and lengthy evenings to enjoy all the season has to offer. Shop online at your leisure, on our Home Depot mobile app anywhere you like, or in the aisles of your Central Tucson (El Con) store.

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