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Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
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131-35 Avery Ave
Flushing, NY 11355
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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

What are good ways to get rid of weeds?

Weeds might start peeking through in the garden beds, even if you put down mulch or a landscape fabric liner to keep them at bay. Pull out weeds from the root in gardens you'll be eating from, 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 pets and pollinators — and wear a respirator and heavy-duty rubber gloves to ensure that it doesn't touch your skin or your lungs.

How do I fix grass damaged by pets?

You'll need to rehydrate those roots. The solution for how to get burnt grass green again is easy: Fix the burnt spot with a long drink, then continue to water it regularly. It should perk up within a week. On the other hand, the method for how to treat grass from dog urine isn't as straightforward. Grass damaged by pets must be removed, neutralized, and replaced in fresh soil with new sod, or patch and repair grass seed.

When should I water my shrubbery?

Ideally, water early in the morning. The next best time is in the evening, when the sun is setting. 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, vegetables, bushes, and plants. Whenever you water, 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 an organic 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 tomato fertilizer, shrub fertilizer, or a general garden fertilizer blend. Only apply as often as suggested on the packaging. Be sure to water immediately after, as directed, so the fertilizer won't burn the plants.

How can I keep cool this summer?

When you need a break from working in the yard, shelter under a patio umbrella or covered gazebo. Add awnings and shade sails to the shed or house for shade. 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 transform a stifling afternoon into a 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'd like it to be — 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 or maybe cook a meal in an outdoor kitchen instead. Whichever path you take for bonding with friends, extend the fun into the evening with proper outdoor lighting. For best results, learn how to rid your yard of pesky mosquitos, too.

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As we continue deeper into summer, your garden and landscaping 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, perennials and grass can dry out, and trees can lose their leaves prematurely. We've got guidance to make it through the hotter months with flying colors.

Grow a Healthy Lawn
If you're concerned that your lawn has brown blades of grass, don't panic just yet. It's possible that you've got a cool season grass that basically goes to sleep and turns brown in the summertime heat. If that's the case, it'll be brown overall instead of in patches. Gently pull out a blade of grass to check if it's still got live roots: If it comes right out, the grass is likely dead and you'll need to replace it with grass seed or sod. If the piece of grass doesn't pull right out, it's dormant. That means it's resting but still alive 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 allow the lawn to dry out after heavy rains before you get out the garden hose or sprinkler 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 taller this time of the year, as cutting it too short isn't healthy for this kind of lawn.

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

In addition to watering them regularly, monitor the nutrients your plants are getting. Add fertilizer as recommended. We've even got fertilizers to match the plants you're growing so they'll get the proper nutrients.

Vertical Vegetable Gardening
For summer gardening, grow vegetables vertically for a smart use of space. Many vegetable plants are vines and well-suited to climb a trellis or fence, 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 branches or stem.

Fasten the plant to a fence, trellis, or pole 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, pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes need support as they bear fruit. Melons and squash 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 when grown vertically, which allows you to have walking room in between plants or fit more of them.

Vines as Decorative Shade
Plant vines near a trellis or arched arbor so they'll climb it and give you both shade and beauty. Vine plants that are native to your area are a good choice for success and attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. 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 sunshine you receive, as some like full sun and others don't. As a bonus, many vines put out sweet-smelling flowers, so you can enjoy a delightful fragrance as you cool off in the shade.

Find Your Summertime Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes relaxing, gardening, grilling, or finishing 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 Flushing store.

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