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Pro Service Desk(480)898-4302
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Mon-Sat: 5:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am - 8:00pm
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Location
853 N Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85201
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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

What can I do about weeds in my lawn?

Weeds might start peeking through in the garden beds, even if you put down fabric liner or mulch to keep them at bay. Be sure to get rid of weeds before they go to seed. Pull weeds from the root in edible 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 bees, other pollinators, and pets — and wear a respirator and heavy-duty rubber gloves to ensure that it doesn't touch your lungs or skin.

How do I fix grass damaged by pets?

The solution for how to get burnt grass green again is simple: Fix the burnt spot with a long drink. Continue to water it regularly. It should perk up within a week. The method for how to treat grass from dog urine isn't as simple. Grass damaged by pets must be removed, neutralized, and replaced in fresh soil with new grass seed, sod, or patch and repair grass seed.

Why should I use vertical gardening at home?

As the plants and veggies grow, keeping your harvest healthy is easier. You can see any pests or evidence of wildlife eating your produce and treat the issue as you see fit. When your fruits and vegetables are ready to pick, you'll see them immediately, so you can enjoy them at peak freshness. If these same plants grow along the ground, it's easy to miss your first harvest among the shadowy leaves. Supporting the plants as they grow upright means your upkeep will be less overwhelming when you harvest your garden veggies.

What are some tips to keep my plants healthy?

Once you've planted your flowers or plants, ensure they stay 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 fertilizer for veggie plants, flower fertilizer, or a general garden fertilizer blend. Only apply as often as suggested on the packaging. More is not better here. Be sure to water immediately after, as directed, so the plants won't be burned by the fertilizer.

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. If you have sturdy structures like a shed or house, create shade by attaching sun 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 make a stifling afternoon into a relaxing day. Go back to enjoying the sun when that water-cooled air is ready.

How do I make my backyard look special for entertaining?

Spending time with friends in gorgeous weather makes the season even more special. But you don't need to do 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. New outdoor lounge furniture, strings of outdoor lights, or even an outdoor rug can breathe new life into an outdoor space.

The Home Depot Garden Center at Mesa, AZ

Shop Our 4th of July Sale
Greet the Fourth with a yard that's dressed to impress. Our big 4th of July Sale can help you get it done. Freshly sheared shrubs, a gorgeous lawn that's growing lush and green, and cheerful flowers flourishing in your gardens can make your great outdoors feel like home. It's time to enjoy the festivities with your friends and family. With a yard like this, it's easy to create holiday memories to look back on — whether it's a day-long feast of food cooked up just right on a new grill or a luxurious day of lounging on patio furniture.

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

As we stretch into summer, your landscaping and garden will weather more sun and heat than earlier in the year. You'll need to consider how to keep things cool. Just like we can get sunburned, grass can get scorched and trees can lose their leaves prematurely. Let us help. At your Garden Center in Mesa, AZ, we've got what you need to make it through the hotter months with flying colors.

Keep It Tidy
As the weeks tick by, the grass you planted will grow taller than what's ideal. It's going to need some maintenance to look manicured and fresh. Keep the lawn in check with a lawn mower and a string trimmer to knock down any tall grass around hardscaping and trees.

Trees, shrubs, and bushes climb toward the sun and lose their shape over time. In the summer, they'll be growing fast, filled with buds and blooms before you know it. Prune them back to show off their verdant beauty with the best hedge trimmers for your shrubs. It's best to leave major tree maintenance and tree topping to the pros, but you may want to use a pole saw for minor trims and a chainsaw to shape small trees and bushes.

Care for Your Trees and Shrubs
When you're making sure your garden is watered, don't forget about the shrubs, bushes, and trees. They may need less watering than delicate flowers or vegetable plants, but they can still get parched and dry in the summer heat. It's not hard to learn how to water shrubs and trees — just make sure you aim the water at the roots. It'll help prolong the greenery and blossoms and keep it from drying out.

Also, check for damaged areas on the trees and bushes. Pests can wreak havoc on your greenery if you don't catch them in time. Look for spots on bark or leaves, holes in leaves, or a network of raised lines on the bark. When your leaves look like lace, something is eating them. Spots may indicate a number of issues ranging from fungus to bugs. Those scar-like lines on tree bark could mean your tree is infected with borers, an insect that lays eggs inside the bark and then burrows out after it hatches. Any of these issues should be researched and cared for as soon as possible, as a severe case may kill all or part of your trees or bushes.

Grow Your Own Herbs
For savory 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.

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

Trees as Natural Shade
Trees are a stunning and natural source of shade, and they can change the look of your yard. Whether you plant a few trees or a forest, keep in mind this is a long-term commitment. Trees live many decades when they're healthy. Before you shop, look into how to plant a tree, whether they're deciduous trees, evergreen saplings, or more mature trees.

A backyard woodland can be the stuff of dreams, but research what you're planting beforehand. Think about how deep the taproots go, how far the root ball extends outward, and the full-grown size of the trees you want. Plant your trees far from water pipes, as their strong roots will seek water and curl into piping to get it. As majestic as trees are, it's important to also consider how and where they'd fall if disease or a major storm weakened them. If you've planned accordingly, found trees you love, and know the best places to put them, get planting. That way, you can enjoy the leaves rustling in the breeze and dappled shade sooner rather than later.

Find Your Summertime Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes grilling, relaxing, gardening, 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 app anywhere you like, or in the aisles of your Mesa, AZ store.

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