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Pro Service Desk(414)304-3402
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Curbside: 09:00am - 6:00pm
Location
6489 S 27th St
Franklin, WI 53132
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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?

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 out 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 pets and pollinators — and wear a respirator and heavy-duty rubber gloves to ensure that the chemical doesn't touch your lungs or skin.

Is my yard 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, so it's alive but sleeping. You can check though: If you tug on a grass blade and it pulls right out, it's time to plant new sod or grass seed 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's the best time to water my lawn?

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, trees, veggies, and plants. Give all the plants a thorough drink. The plants still need hydration regardless of the time. Depending on your lawn's health, grass type, and climate, you may also want to look into applying a lawn fertilizer.

When do I fertilize my garden?

Once you've planted your flowers or plants, ensure 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 vegetable fertilizer, flower 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.

Can I make shady places to stay cool in the summer?

When you need a break from gardening in the sun, shelter beneath a patio umbrella or covered gazebo. Add awnings and sun sails to the house or shed to create shady spots. 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 swinging in a hammock when that water-cooled air is ready.

How can I make my backyard look special for entertaining?

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

The Home Depot Garden Center at Franklin

Shop Our 4th of July Sale
Welcome the 4th of July with the yard of your dreams. Our big 4th of July Sale can help you do it. A beautiful lawn that's growing green and lush, freshly trimmed hedges, and bright flowers punctuating your gardens can make your great outdoors feel like home. It's time to enjoy the festivities with your friends and family. Take the time to make 4th of July memories — whether it's a luxurious day of lounging on patio furniture or a day-long feast of food cooked up just right on a new grill.

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

As summer rolls in, your landscaping and garden will weather more sun and heat than earlier in the year. That means you'll need to consider how to keep things cool with irrigation and proper tending. You might also need ways to beat the heat. We've got advice to help your garden, your lawn, and your family make it through the hotter months with flying colors.

Lawn Repair and Patching
Scorched, or burnt, grass has an oddly shaped discoloration that isn't green. 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 discover it when you disturb something that's been sitting out in the yard, like a garden hose or sprinkler. Car windows or mirrors can also scorch grass when the sun angle is just right.

Water burnt grass well and wait a week or so. You should see the signs of life returning by then. If it's damaged beyond repair by pet behavior or extreme wear, you'll need to replace the grass or use patch and repair seed to fix it up.

Whether you're patching a lawn or doing upkeep on your current one, keep in mind which type of grass it is. Match the kind of grass to how much sun your lawn gets — or to the existing grass type if you're doing patch repair. For example, if your lawn is shaded by buildings and gets dappled sun or partial shade, 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 flowers and plants is to aim the water at the roots. A garden hose, sprinkler system, or drip irrigation system will work well. You don't need to water or even mist the blossoms themselves. Many flowers wilt when they get but recover 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, monitor your plants' nutrient intake. Use fertilizer as recommended. We've even got fertilizers to match the plants you're growing so they'll enjoy a balanced diet with the necessary nutrients.

Grow Your Own Herbs
For fresh flavors to accent your homegrown produce, add herbs. They grow easily in pots, both indoors and outdoors, and are generally 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 mixture of rock chips, perlite, or sand.

Vines as Decorative Shade
Plant vines to climb an arbor or trellis to provide both shade and beauty. Go with vine plants that are native to your area to attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Grape vines are a classic choice, but they take time to mature, so you'll have shade without grapes for a few years. Remember to match your vine plants to how much sun you receive, as not all of them thrive in full sun. 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 grilling, gardening, relaxing, or finishing your outdoor DIY projects, we've got the supplies you need to keep your days flowing with ease. 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 Franklin store.

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