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Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am - 8:00pm
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Location
5100 N Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
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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 can I get rid of weeds?

Weeds are likely poking through in the garden beds, even if you put down landscape fabric liner to keep them at bay. Pull 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 them 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 mask and heavy rubber gloves to ensure that the chemical doesn't touch your lungs or skin.

How do I fix burnt grass?

You'll need to rehydrate those roots. The solution for how to get burnt grass green again is easy: Fix the scorched spot with a good long drink, then continue to water it regularly. It should perk up by the following 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 replanted in fresh soil with new grass seed, 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 past its peak. 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: plants, bushes, vegetables, and grass. 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 lawn's health, grass type, and climate, you may also want to look into applying an organic lawn fertilizer.

What are some tips to keep my plants healthy?

After you've planted your flowers or plants, you'll need to 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 flower fertilizer, vegetable fertilizer, shrub fertilizer, or a general garden fertilizer blend. Only apply as often as instructed on the packaging. Be sure to water immediately after, as directed, so the fertilizer won't burn the plants.

Do patio misters cool the air?

When you need a break from gardening in the sun, shelter under a patio umbrella or covered gazebo. Attach awnings and sun 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.

What do you carry for backyard entertaining?

Backyard entertaining is whatever you find enjoyable — it doesn't have to be a bbq party. Some focus on the grill or fire pit, while others concentrate on yard games. Many people simply relax outdoors and chat all afternoon. However you bond with friends, you can extend the fun into the evening with proper outdoor lighting and a bug-free yard without pesky mosquitos.

The Home Depot Garden Center at N Melbourne

As we stretch into the dog days of summer, your landscaping and garden will weather more sun and heat than earlier in the season. You'll need to consider how to keep things cool with shade and irrigation. Just like we can get sunburned, grass and garden flowers can get scorched, and trees can lose their leaves prematurely. We've got guidance to make it through the hotter months with flying colors.

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

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

Also, check for damaged areas on the bushes, trees, and shrubs. Pests can wreak havoc on your greenery if you don't catch them in time. Look for spots on leaves or bark, holes in leaves, or strange raised scars on the bark. When your leaves look like lace, insects or caterpillars are eating them. Spots may indicate a number of issues ranging from bugs to fungus. 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 they may end the life of your tree.

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 fruit, branches, and stem. This is so the weight of the plant doesn't snap the branches or stem.

Fasten the plant to a trellis, 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 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 an arbor or trellis 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 bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Wisteria, morning glories, and honeysuckle are common options for creating a shady and beautiful archway or pathway. 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 Lawn Care Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes relaxing, gardening, grilling, or finishing outdoor DIY projects, we've got you covered. 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 mobile app anywhere you like, or in the aisles of your N Melbourne store.

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