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Pro Service Desk(941)698-7402
Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Curbside: 09:00am - 6:00pm
Location
12621 Mccall Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33981
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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 do I treat weeds in the yard?

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

Is crispy grass dead?

It could be, but it's also likely just taking a break during those soaring summer temps. Cool-season grass goes dormant in the summer. It turns brown and crispy but isn't usually dead. Here's how you can check on it: If you tug on a grass blade and it pulls right out, it's time to plant new grass seed or sod 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?

If you can water during the early morning or in the evening, that's ideal. A noon or mid-day watering will evaporate quickly, so come back with an evening watering if possible. This applies to whatever you're growing: grass, veggies, trees, and plants. Give all the plants a thorough drink. The plants still need hydration regardless of the time. Depending on your grass type, lawn's health, and climate, you may also want to look into applying an organic lawn fertilizer.

What are some tips to keep my garden healthy?

After you've planted your plants or flowers, ensure they're hydrated and well-fed. 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 whatever you're growing, whether you need a flower fertilizer, vegetable fertilizer, or a general garden fertilizer blend. Only apply as often as directed on the packaging. Be sure to water immediately after, as directed, so the fertilizer won't burn the plants.

Can I lower the humidity in my patio?

When you need a break from working in the yard, shelter under a patio umbrella or covered gazebo. Attach awnings and shade sails to the shed or house to create shadowy spots to rest beneath. However, sometimes shade isn't enough because it's just too humid out. That's when a patio mister or misting fan can help cool the air and transform a stifling afternoon into a relaxing day. Go back to lounging in the sun when that water-cooled air is ready.

How do I make my patio look special for entertaining?

Spending time with friends in gorgeous weather makes the season even more special. But you don't need a full backyard makeover or to create your patio collection 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 Englewood

The Home Depot 4th of July Sale
Greet the 4th of July with the yard of your dreams. Our big 4th of July Sale can help you do it. Tame shrubs, bushes, and lawns faster with new outdoor power equipment. Another round of mulch or fertilizer might be just what your vegetable garden needs. Continue watering your plants regularly to enjoy a stunning summer garden — and maybe even run through the sprinkler yourself. Take the time to make 4th of July memories. You may fondly remember this luxurious day of lounging on patio furniture for years.

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

As the calendar turns to summer, 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 proper tending, shade, and irrigation. Just like we can get sunburned, grass and flowers can get scorched, and trees can lose their leaves prematurely. We've got advice to make it through the hotter months with flying colors.

Lawn Repair and Patching
Scorched, or burnt, grass has a distinctively shaped discolored area that looks yellow. It happens when plastic or metal sits on the grass and bakes in the sunlight or a reflective surface shines continuously on your lawn. You'll often find it when you move something sitting out in the yard, like a garden hose or sprinkler. Car windows or mirrors can also scorch grass when the sun angle is right.

Water scorched grass well and wait a week or so. You should see the signs of life returning by then. If it needs neutralizing after urine damage, you'll need to replace the grass or use patch and repair seed to fix it up.

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 your lawn gets full sun, make sure you plant grass that thrives in the sunlight instead of shade-loving grass.

Watch Your Garden Thrive
Summertime garden upkeep comes down to balancing hydration and sun, as outlined in these garden watering tips. You'll need both to keep trees growing and spirits high with summer flowering. A general rule when watering flowers and plants is to aim the water at the roots. A drip irrigation system, sprinkler system, or garden hose can get the job done. The blooms themselves don't need to be watered or even misted. Many flowers droop and wilt when they get but recover once they dry off. 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 enjoy a balanced diet with the proper nutrients.

Vertical Vegetable Gardening
If you like to grow your own food, take it vertical and consider growing organically. Many vegetable plants are vines and well-suited to climb a fence or trellis, so plant them next to one. The key to success is supporting the branches, fruit, and stem. This is so the weight of the plant doesn't snap the stem or branches.

Fasten your plant to a pole or tomato cage with string, plant ties and wires, garden wire, or fabric strips. Be sure to tie each plant loosely. Then the stem has room to grow wider and the branches and leaves can sway in the breeze. Strawberries, watermelon, squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes need support as they bear fruit. Squash and melons require hammocks made of string, old nylons, a sling, or other stretchy fabric 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.

Trees as Natural Shade
Trees are a natural source of shade, They can change the look of your yard. Whether you plant a few trees as accents, a few more to bear fruit, or a whole mini-forest, keep in mind this is a long-term commitment. When they're healthy, trees live many decades — and some for hundreds of years. Before you shop, plan so you know how to plant a tree, whether they're deciduous trees, evergreen saplings, or more mature trees.

A house framed by beautiful trees can seem picture-perfect, but research the specific trees you want before planting them. Consider how deep the taproots go, how far the roots extend outward, and the full-grown size of the trees. Trees will always find the most accessible source of water, so be sure to plant them away from your water pipes to avoid roots growing into them. Leave a safe distance from your home, as large trees can catch the wind if not properly pruned. If you've planned accordingly, found trees you love, and know the best places to put them, get planting. That way, you can enjoy natural shade and the soothing sound of leaves rustling in the breeze sooner rather than later.

Find Your Summertime Garden Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes gardening, relaxing, grilling, or knocking out 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 Home Depot mobile app anywhere you like, or in the aisles of your Englewood store.

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