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Pro Service Desk(318)671-6402
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Curbside: 09:00am - 6:00pm
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6900 Pines Road
Shreveport, LA 71129
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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

What are good ways to get rid of weeds?

Weeds are likely poking through in the garden beds, even if you put down mulch or a landscape fabric liner 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 they go to seed. If you'd like to treat weeds with weed killer, check that it's safe for pets and pollinators — and wear a respirator and heavy-duty rubber gloves to ensure that the chemical doesn't touch your lungs or skin.

Is crispy grass 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. Here's how you can check on it: If you tug on a grass blade and it pulls right out, it's time to plant new grass seed or sod because the grass is a goner. Water dormant lawns deeply once every week. Warm-season lawns need water every few days in the summer. Those lawns stay green if they're healthy.

What are the benefits of vertical gardening?

As the veggies and plants grow, the harvest will be easier to keep healthy. You can see any pests or evidence of wildlife eating your produce and act accordingly. 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, it's easy to miss your harvest under the shadowy leaves. Supporting the plants as they grow upright means your upkeep will be less overwhelming when you harvest your garden veggies.

What are some tips to keep my plants healthy?

Once you've planted your plants or flowers, you'll need to make sure they stay well-fed and hydrated. 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 your plants, whether you need a shrub fertilizer, fruit tree fertilizer, or a garden fertilizer blend. Only apply as often as directed on the packaging. More is not better here. Be sure to water immediately after, as directed, so the plants won't be burned by the fertilizer.

Can I lower the humidity in my patio?

When you need a break from working in the yard, shelter under a patio umbrella or covered gazebo. Attach awnings and shade sails to the shed or house for shade. 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 lounging in the sun when that water-cooled air is ready.

What do you carry for backyard entertaining?

Backyard entertaining is whatever you'd like it to be — it doesn't have to be a barbecue party. If you're focused on firing up the grill, make sure you know how to clean a grill afterward. Many people simply relax outdoors and chat all afternoon. Whichever path you take for bonding 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 W Shrevport

The Home Depot 4th of July Sale
Welcome Independence Day with the yard of your dreams. Our huge 4th of July Sale can help you get it done. We carry outdoor power equipment, including lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, and string trimmers, to get your grass and trees in shape. Another round of mulch or fertilizer might be just what the doctor ordered to perk up your garden. Continue watering your plants regularly to enjoy a stunning summer garden. With such a beautiful garden and yard, it's easy to create holiday memories to look back on.

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

As the calendar turns to summer, your garden and landscaping will weather more sun and heat than earlier in the season. That means you'll need to consider how to keep things cool. You might also need ways to beat the heat. We've got advice to make it through the hotter months with flying colors.

Lawn Repair and Patching
Scorched, or burnt, grass has an oddly shaped discoloration that isn't green. It happens when a reflective surface shines continuously on your lawn or metal or plastic sits on the grass and bakes in the sunlight. You'll discover it once you disturb something sitting out in the yard, like a trash can. Car mirrors or windows can also scorch grass when the sun angle is just right.

Water burnt grass well and wait a week or so. You should see the signs of life returning by then. If it's damaged beyond repair by pet behavior or extreme wear, you'll need to replace the grass or use patch and repair seed to fix it up.

Whether you're doing upkeep on your current lawn or patching the bald spots, 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. In other words, if trees or buildings shade your lawn so it gets dappled sun or partial shade, make sure you plant sod that prefers shade.

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

Also, check for damaged areas on the shrubs 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 the bark, spots on leaves or bark, or leaves full of holes. When your leaves look like lace, caterpillars or insects 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 end the life of your tree.

Vertical Edible 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 and watch them climb. Support the stem itself, as well as the junctions just below where the branches grow off the stem. This is so the weight of the plant doesn't snap the branches or stem.

Fasten the plant to a tomato cage or pole with twine, plant ties and wires, garden wire, or fabric strips. Be sure to attach each plant loosely. Then the branches and leaves can sway in the breeze and the stem has room to grow wider. Strawberries, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins and cucumbers 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 heavy produce. All of 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
Set up vines to climb an arched arbor or trellis to provide both shade and beauty. Go with viney plants that are native to your area to attract pollinators. 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 sunlight 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 Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes grilling, relaxing, gardening, or starting 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 W Shrevport store.

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