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Pro Service Desk(770)578-7802
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Location
3605 Sandy Plains Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
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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 might start peeking through in the garden beds, even if you put down landscape fabric liner to keep them at bay. Pull weeds from the root in edible flower or vegetable gardens, and dig up the roots if the weed snapped off without them. Be sure to get rid of weeds before they go to seed. If you'd like to treat weeds with weed killer, check that it's safe for pollinators and pets — and wear a respirator mask and heavy-duty rubber gloves to ensure that the chemical doesn't touch your lungs or skin.

Is brown grass dead?

It could be, but it's also likely napping during those soaring temps. Cool-season grass goes dormant in the summer, so it's alive but sleeping. Here's how you can check: 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 once every week. Warm-season grass needs water every few days in the summer. It should stay green if it's healthy.

When should I water my garden?

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, trees, and vegetables. 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 lawn's health, grass type, and climate, you may also want to look into applying an organic lawn fertilizer.

When do I fertilize my garden?

Once you've planted your flowers or plants, you'll need to make sure they stay hydrated and well-fed. Choose a synthetic or an organic 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 tomato fertilizer, shrub 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 plants won't be burned by the fertilizer.

Do patio misters cool the air?

When you need a break from gardening in the sun, shelter under a patio umbrella or covered gazebo. If you have sturdy structures like a shed or house, create shade by attaching shade sails and awnings. However, sometimes shade isn't enough because it's 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 do I make my patio 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 patio collection from scratch to do it. Even a minor backyard refresh can make a big difference. A new outdoor rug, outdoor lounge furniture, or even a string of outdoor lights can add character to a backyard oasis.

The Home Depot Garden Center at Sandy Plain

Shop Our 4th of July Sale
Greet Independence Day with a yard that's dressed to impress. Our huge 4th of July Sale can help you do it. Let your great outdoors help you enjoy the festivities with your friends and family. Get that patio furniture or grill you've had your eye on and invite your guests to relax after indulging in holiday meats and treats. Save now and use these staples of outdoor life for years of future cookouts.

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

As we stretch into summer, your landscaping and garden will weather more intense heat and UV rays than earlier in the season. That means you'll want to consider how to keep things cool with irrigation and shade. You might also need ways to beat the heat. Let us help. At The Home Depot Tool Garden Center in Sandy Plain, we've got what you need to make the most of summer.

Lawn Repair and Patching
Burnt, or scorched, grass has a distinctively shaped discoloration that isn't green. It happens when a reflective surface shines continuously on your lawn or plastic or metal sits on the grass and bakes in the sunlight. You'll often find it when you disturb something sitting out in the yard, like a garden hose. Car mirrors or windows can also scorch grass when the sun angle is just right.

Water scorched grass well and wait a week. You should see the signs of life returning by then. If it's damaged by pet urine or otherwise unsalvageable, 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 grass type to your lawn if you're doing patch repair. When planting new grass, choose a variety that works with the amount of sun your lawn gets. For example, if your lawn gets full sun, make sure you plant grass that thrives in the sunlight instead of a type that likes dappled sun or shade.

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

Also, check for damaged areas on the bushes and trees. Pests can wreak havoc on your greenery if you don't catch them in time. Look for a network of raised lines on tree bark, spots on leaves or bark, or holes in leaves. When your leaves look like lace, insects or caterpillars are eating them. Spots may indicate many 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 ultimately end the life of your tree or shrub.

Grow Your Own Herbs
For fresh flavors to accent your homegrown produce, add herbs. 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.

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.

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 small forest, remember 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 evergreens, deciduous tree saplings, or more mature trees.

Although trees framing a house may look picturesque, you should research the specifics of those trees before you plant them. Think about the full-grown size of the trees you want, how far the roots extend outward and how deep the taproots go. Trees will always find the easiest source of water, so be sure to plant them away from your water pipes to avoid roots growing into them. Leave a safe distance from your home, as large trees can catch the wind if not properly pruned. If you've planned accordingly, found trees you love, and know the ideal places to put them, get planting. That way, you can enjoy natural shade and the soothing sound of leaves rustling in the breeze sooner rather than later.

Find Your Summertime Lawn Care Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes relaxing, grilling, gardening, or finishing your 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 Sandy Plain store.

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