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Pro Service Desk(812)981-5484
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Curbside: 09:00am - 6:00pm
Location
2239 State St
New Albany, IN 47150
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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 mulch to keep them at bay. Be sure to get them 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 pollinators and pets — and wear a respirator and heavy rubber gloves to ensure that the chemical doesn't touch your skin or your lungs.

How do I fix grass damaged by pets?

The solution for how to get burnt grass green again is simple: Fix the scorched spot with a good drink. Just rehydrate those roots. 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 replanted in fresh soil with new grass seed, sod, or patch and repair grass seed.

Why should I use vertical gardening at home?

As the veggies and plants grow, keeping your harvest healthy is easier. You can see evidence of wildlife or other pests eating your produce and act accordingly. 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, you may miss your harvest among the shadowy leaves. Supporting the plants as they grow upright means your upkeep will be less overwhelming when they're huge at the end of summer.

What are some tips to keep my garden healthy?

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

How can I cool off my patio?

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 shed or house for shade. However, sometimes shade isn't enough because it's just too humid out. 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 enjoying the sun when that water-cooled air is ready.

How can I do a quick patio makeover?

Spending time with friends in gorgeous summertime weather makes the season even more special. But you don't need 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. A string of outdoor lights, new outdoor lounge furniture, or even an outdoor rug can add character to a patio.

The Home Depot Garden Center at New Albany

As summer stretches on, 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. 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.

Keep It Tidy
As the weeks tick by, the grass seed or sod you planted will grow taller than what's ideal. You'll need to maintain it so it'll look manicured and fresh again. Keep the lawn in check with a push lawn mower and a string trimmer to knock down any tall grass around fences, sidewalks, or buildings.

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 better 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 bushes and small trees.

Watch Your Garden Thrive
Much of your garden's upkeep comes down to balancing sunlight and water, as outlined in these garden watering tips. You'll need both to keep trees growing and spirits high with summer flowering. A general rule when watering plants is to aim the water at the roots. A garden hose, drip irrigation system, or sprinkler can get the job done. Contrary to popular belief, the blooms themselves don't need to be watered or even misted. Many flowers droop when they get but recover when 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, keep an eye on the nutrients your plants are getting. Apply 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. It's easy to learn how to grow herbs indoors, but you can raise herbs outdoors, too. 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 just keep them in small decorative pots on a sunny porch, window sill, or even as a beautiful hanging garden on a wall. 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 sand, perlite, or rock chips.

Vines as Decorative Shade
Plant vines near a trellis or arbor so they'll climb it and give you both beauty and shade. Go with vine plants that are native to your area to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Wisteria, jasmine, and ivy 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 not all of them thrive in full sun. As a bonus, many vines put out sweet-smelling flowers, so you can enjoy a delightful fragrance in the cool shade.

Find Your Summertime Garden Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes gardening, grilling, 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 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 New Albany store.

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