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Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Location
355 Haggerty Hwy
Commerce Township, MI 48390
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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 do I treat weeds in the grass?

Weeds might start peeking through in the garden beds, even if you put down mulch to keep them at bay. Be sure to get them before the weeds' flowers dry out and and drop their seeds. Pull weeds from the root in edible flower or vegetable gardens, and dig up the roots if the weed snapped off without them. If you'd like to treat weeds with weed killer, check that it's safe for pollinators and pets — and wear a respirator and heavy-duty rubber gloves to ensure that the chemical 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. You can check to verify though: If you tug on a grass blade and it pulls right out, it's time to plant new sod or seed because the grass is a goner. Water dormant lawns deeply and infrequently. Warm-season lawns need water every few days in the summer. Those lawns stay green if they're healthy.

When's the best time to water plants?

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

What are some tips to keep my garden healthy?

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

How can I cool off my patio?

When you need a break from working in the yard, shelter beneath a patio umbrella or covered gazebo. If you have sturdy structures like a shed or house, make your own shade by attaching shade sails and awnings. However, sometimes shade isn't enough because it's extremely 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 lounging in the sun when that water-cooled air is ready.

What do you carry for backyard entertaining?

Backyard entertaining is whatever you find enjoyable — it doesn't have to be a cookout. Some focus on the grill or fire pit, while others concentrate on yard games. Many people simply relax outdoors and chat away the afternoon. Whichever path you take for bonding with friends, extend the fun into the evening with proper outdoor lighting and a bug-free yard without pesky mosquitos.

The Home Depot Garden Center at Commerce Township

As we continue deeper into summer, your landscaping and garden will weather more sun and heat than earlier in the season. 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 help your garden, your lawn, and your family make it through the hotter months.

Grow a Healthy Lawn
If you're worried that your lawn has dried-out and brown blades of grass, don't worry. It's possible that you've got a cool season grass that goes dormant and turns brown in the heat of the summer. If that's the case, it'll be brown overall instead of in patches. Give a grass blade a gentle tug to check if it's still got live roots: If it comes right out, the grass is likely dead and will need to be replaced with new sod or grass seed. If it doesn't pull right out, it's dormant. That means it's resting but still growing underground. Water dormant grass deeply once or twice per week, but avoid fertilizer.

Warm-season grass stays green in the summer. If you have this kind of lawn, water it deeply once a week. Give it another drink every day or two, depending on your weather. Avoid overwatering, and let the lawn dry out after heavy rains before you get out the sprinkler or hose again. If it's especially hot out, water when the top two inches of soil is dry to the touch. It's ok to let the grass grow a little taller this time of the year, as cutting your lawn too short isn't healthy for it.

Watch Your Garden Thrive
As outlined in these garden watering tips, much of the upkeep comes down to balancing sunshine and hydration. You'll need both to keep trees growing and spirits high with summer flowering. A general rule when watering flowers is to aim the water at the roots. A sprinkler or sprinkler system, drip irrigation system, or garden hose will do the job. You don't need to water or even mist the blossoms themselves. Many flowers wilt when they get wet, but they'll recover just fine once they dry off. Succulents are the exception to basic watering rules, so look up your specific types of succulents to optimize their care.

In addition to watering, monitor your plants' nutrient intake. Apply fertilizer as recommended. We've even got fertilizers to match the plants you're growing so they'll get the proper nutrients.

Grow Your Own Herbs
For fresh flavors to accent your homegrown produce, try herb gardening. They grow easily in pots, both indoors and outdoors, and are often low-maintenance. If you grow herbs outdoors, stick to heat-loving herbs that'll endure the summer temperatures, and consider a hanging herb garden.

It can be tricky to plant herbs in the ground, as many of them — especially mint — are invasive and will take over your yard. So grow them in small decorative pots on a sunny window sill, porch, or even in wall planters. Herbs also work well in a hydroponic garden, which means they don't grow in regular black dirt. Instead, they grow in a mix of rock chips, sand, or perlite.

Vines as Decorative Shade
Set up vines to climb a trellis or arched arbor to provide both beauty and shade. Go with native viney plants to attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Morning glories, clematis, and honeysuckle are common options for creating a shady and beautiful archway or pathway. 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 Landscaping Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes relaxing, gardening, grilling, or finishing those outdoor DIY projects, we've got the supplies you need to keep your days flowing with ease. Make the most of these lengthy evenings and early mornings to enjoy all the season has to offer. Shop online at your leisure, on our app anywhere you like, or in the aisles of your Commerce Township store.

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