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Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Location
371 Putnam Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
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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 are good ways to get rid of weeds?

Weeds might start peeking through in the garden beds, even if you put down 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 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 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.

Is my lawn dead?

It could be, but it's also likely napping during those soaring summer temps. Cool-season grass goes dormant in the summer, so it's alive but sleeping. You can check to verify though: If you tug on a grass blade and it pulls right out, it's time to plant new sod or seed because the grass is a goner. Water dormant lawns deeply and infrequently. Warm-season lawns need water every few days in the summer. Those lawns stay green if they're healthy.

Is it good to have a vertical garden?

As the plants and veggies grow, keeping your harvest healthy is easier. You can see evidence of wildlife or other pests eating your produce and treat the issue as you see fit. When your fruits and vegetables are ready to pick, you'll see them right away, so you can enjoy them at peak freshness. If these same plants grow along the ground, you may miss your first 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.

When do I fertilize my plants?

Once you've planted your plants or flowers, you'll need to 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 the plants 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. More is not better here. Be sure to water immediately after, as directed, so the fertilizer won't burn the plants.

How can I create shade?

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 awnings and sun sails. However, sometimes shade isn't enough because it's extremely humid out. That's when a patio mister or misting fan can help cool the air and transform a stifling afternoon into a relaxing day. Go back to swinging in a hammock when that water-cooled air is ready.

What do I need for backyard entertaining?

Backyard entertaining is whatever you'd like it to be — it doesn't have to be a gardening party. Some focus on the grill or fire pit, while others concentrate on DIY lawn games. Many people simply relax outdoors and chat away the afternoon or maybe cook a meal in an outdoor kitchen instead. However you bond with friends, extend the fun into the evening with proper outdoor lighting. For best results, learn how to rid your yard of pesky mosquitos, too.

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

Lawn Repair and Patching
Scorched, or burnt, grass has an oddly shaped discolored area that looks yellow. It happens when plastic or metal sits on the grass and bakes in the sunlight or a reflective surface shines continuously on your lawn. You'll find it once you disturb something that's been sitting out in the yard, like a garden hose. Car windows or mirrors can also scorch grass when the sun angle is 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 use patch and repair seed to fix it up or replace the grass.

Whether you're doing upkeep on your current lawn or patching the sparse spots, keep in mind which type of grass it is. Match the grass type to how much sun your lawn gets — or to the existing grass type if you're doing patch repair. For example, if buildings or trees shade your lawn so it gets partial shade or dappled sun, make sure you plant sod that prefers shade.

Watch Your Garden Thrive
As outlined in these garden watering tips, much of the upkeep comes down to balancing sunlight and water. You'll need both to keep plants growing and spirits high with summer flowering. A general rule when watering plants and flowers is to aim the water at the roots. A drip irrigation system, sprinkler, or garden hose will do the job. The blooms themselves don't need to be watered or even misted. Many flowers droop and wilt when 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 your plants' nutrient intake. Use 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, add herbs. 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 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 soil. Instead, they grow in a mix of sand, perlite, or rock chips.

Vines as Decorative Shade
Set up vines to climb a trellis or arched arbor to provide both shade and beauty. Go with vine plants that are native to your area to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Morning glories, honeysuckle, and clematis 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 with a delightful fragrance you can enjoy.

Find Your Summertime Garden Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes gardening, relaxing, grilling, or completing outdoor DIY projects, we've got the supplies you need to keep your days flowing with ease. Make the most of these early mornings and lengthy evenings to enjoy all the season has to offer. Shop online at your leisure, on our Home Depot mobile app anywhere you like, or in the aisles of your Smithfield store.

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