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Pro Service Desk(678)924-4302
Store Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Curbside: 09:00am - 6:00pm
Location
4028 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lilburn, GA 30047
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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. Be sure to get rid of weeds before the weeds' flowers dry out and and drop their seeds. Pull out 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 pets and pollinators — and wear a respirator mask and heavy 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 easy: Fix the burnt spot with a long drink. Continue to water it regularly. It should perk up by the following 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 sod, or patch and repair grass seed.

When should I water my shrubs?

If you can water during the early morning or in the evening, that's ideal. Watering during the heat of the day means a lot of the moisture will evaporate. This applies to whatever you're growing: plants, grass, bushes, and vegetables. Whenever you water, give all the plants a thorough drink, and don't skip it just because it's not the best time. 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.

How do I keep my garden healthy?

After you've planted your plants or flowers, make sure 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 shrub fertilizer, tomato fertilizer, or a garden fertilizer blend. Only apply as often as recommended on the packaging. More is not better here. 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. Attach awnings and shade sails to the house or shed to create shadowy spots to rest in. However, sometimes shade isn't enough because it's too 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.

How do I do a quick patio makeover 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 own patio furniture 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 bring character to a backyard.

The Home Depot Garden Center at N Lilburn

As we continue deeper into summer, your garden and landscaping will weather more sun and heat than earlier in the year. That means you'll need to consider how to keep things cool with proper tending and irrigation. You might also need ways to beat the heat. Let us help. At your Garden Center in N Lilburn, we've got what you need to make it through the hotter months with flying colors.

Grow a Healthy Lawn
If you're worried that your lawn has dry and crispy blades of grass, don't panic just yet. It's possible that you've got a cool season grass that's going to go dormant and turn brown in the heat of the summer. If that's the case, it won't be a patchy brown, but brown everywhere. Gently tug out a blade of grass to check the roots: If it comes right out, the grass is likely dead and you'll need to replace it with grass seed or sod. If it doesn't pull right out, it's dormant. That means it's growing and resting beneath the surface. Water dormant grass deeply once or twice each 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. Water your lawn when the top two inches of soil is dry to the touch. You can check with your finger. This might happen quicker than you'd think during drought. It's ok to let the grass grow a little taller this time of the year, as cutting it too short isn't healthy for this kind of lawn.

Watch Your Garden Thrive
Water your garden between rainstorms to keep the summer flowering going. A general rule when watering plants is to aim the water at the roots. A drip irrigation system, sprinkler, or garden hose can get the job done. Contrary to popular belief, the blooms themselves don't need to be watered or even misted. Many flowers wilt when but recover when 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 them regularly, monitor your plants' nutrient intake. Add fertilizer as recommended. We've even got fertilizers to match the plants you're growing so they'll absorb the necessary nutrients.

Grow Your Own Herbs
For savory flavors to accent your homegrown produce, try herb gardening. They're generally low-maintenance and grow easily in pots, both indoors and outdoors. 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 sand, rock chips, or perlite.

Vines as Decorative Shade
Plant vines near a trellis or arbor so they'll climb it and give you both shade and beauty. Go with viney plants that are native to your area to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Grape vines are a classic choice, but they take time to mature, so you'll enjoy dappled shade but no grapes 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 with a delightful fragrance you can enjoy as you cool off in the shade.

Find Your Summertime Lawn Care Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes grilling, relaxing, gardening, 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 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 N Lilburn store.

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