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Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am - 8:00pm
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Location
930 Springfield Rd
Union, NJ 07083
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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 or mulch to keep them at bay. Pull out 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 it doesn't touch your skin or your lungs.

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 though: If you can easily pull out a blade of grass with no resistance, it's time to plant new seed or sod because the grass is a goner. Water dormant lawns deeply and infrequently. Warm-season grass needs water every few days in the summer. It should stay green if it's healthy.

What are the benefits of vertical gardening?

As the veggies and plants grow, keeping your harvest healthy is easier. You can see any pests or evidence of wildlife eating your produce and treat the issue as you see fit. When your fruits and vegetables mature and 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 plants healthy?

Once you've planted your flowers or plants, 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 your plants, whether you need a fruit tree fertilizer, shrub fertilizer, or a general 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.

Can I lower the humidity in my patio?

When you need a break from working in the yard, shelter beneath a patio umbrella or covered gazebo. Attach awnings and shade sails to the house or shed to create shady spots. 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 create an outdoor oasis for entertaining?

Spending time with friends in gorgeous summertime weather makes the season even more special. But you don't need a full backyard makeover or to create your patio collection from scratch to do it. Even a minor backyard refresh can make a big difference. New outdoor lounge furniture, strings of outdoor lights, or even an outdoor rug can add character to a backyard oasis.

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Shop Our 4th of July Sale
Greet the Fourth with the yard of your dreams. Our big 4th of July Sale can help you do it. Let your great outdoors help you enjoy the festivities with your family and friends. Get that patio furniture or gas grill you've had your eye on and invite your guests to relax after indulging in holiday meats and treats. Save money now and use these long-term investments for years of future cookouts.

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

As summer rolls in, your landscaping and garden will weather more intense heat and UV rays than earlier in the season. That means you'll need to consider how to keep things cool with irrigation, proper tending, and shade. Just like we can get sunburned, trees can lose their leaves prematurely, plants can dry out, and grass can get scorched. We've got advice to help your garden, your lawn, and your family make it through the hotter months with flying colors.

Grow a Healthy Lawn
If you're worried that your lawn has dried out 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 summertime heat. If that's the case, it won't be a patchy brown, but brown all over. Give a grass blade a gentle tug to check if it's still got live roots: If it comes right out, the grass is likely dead and will need to be replaced with new sod or grass seed. If the piece of grass doesn't pull right out, it's dormant. That means it's growing and resting beneath the surface. Dormant grass should be watered deeply once or twice a week — if it doesn't rain — but not fertilized.

For warm-season grass that stays green in the summer, water a bit every few days and deeply once a week. The amount of water should add up to about an inch, more or less, per week. Avoid overwatering, and let the lawn dry out after heavy rains before you get out the hose or sprinkler again. If it's especially hot out, water when the top two inches of soil is dry to the touch. It's ok to let it 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
Much of your garden's upkeep comes down to balancing hydration and sunlight, as outlined in these garden watering tips. You'll need both to keep your spirits high and your garden growing with summer flowering. A general rule when watering flowers is to aim the water at the roots. A sprinkler, drip irrigation system, or garden hose will work well. The blooms themselves don't need to be watered or even misted. Many flowers wilt and droop when but recover when they dry off. Succulents are an exception to basic watering rules, so look up your specific types of succulents to optimize their care.

In addition to watering, monitor your plants' nutrient intake. Use fertilizer as recommended. We've even got fertilizers to match the plants you're growing so they'll enjoy a balanced diet with the right nutrients.

Vertical Edible Gardening
Grow produce vertically to save space. 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 branches, stem, and fruit. This is so the weight of the plant doesn't snap the branches or stem.

Fasten your plant to a pole or tomato cage with string, plant ties and wires, garden wire, or fabric strips. Be sure to attach each plant loosely. Then the stem has room to grow wider and the branches and leaves can sway in the breeze. Strawberry, pumpkin, squash, cucumber, and tomato plants need support as they bear fruit. Squash and melons require hammocks made of stretchy fabric, string, old nylons, or a sling to support the weighty produce. These plants take up less space on the ground when grown vertically, which allows you to fit more plants or have walking room in between.

Vines as Decorative Shade
Plant vines to climb an arbor or trellis to provide both shade and beauty. Go with vines that are native to your area to attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Wisteria, honeysuckle, and morning glories are common options for creating a shady and beautiful archway or pathway. Remember to match your vine plants to how much sun you receive, as not all of them thrive in full sun. As a bonus, many vines put out sweet-smelling flowers with a delightful fragrance you can enjoy.

Find Your Summertime Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes relaxing, grilling, gardening, or completing 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 Home Depot mobile app anywhere you like, or in the aisles of your Union - Rt 22 store.

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