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Bring on the Fourth 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. That grill you've had your eye on can help you keep everyone fed and happy. Put out new patio furniture to let everyone relax in the sun or shade. Save money now and use these staples of outdoor life for years of future cookouts.

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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 need to consider how to keep things cool with irrigation and proper tending. You might also need ways to beat the heat. Let us help. At The Home Depot Tool Garden Center in West Norriton, we've got what you need to make it through the hotter months.

Grow a Healthy Lawn
If you're concerned that your lawn has dried-out and brown blades of grass, don't panic. It's possible that you've got a cool season grass that's going to go dormant and turn brown in the blazing summer sun. If that's the case, it'll be brown, but not in patches. See if the roots are alive by tugging on a blade of grass: If it comes right out, the grass is probably dead and will need to be replaced with new sod or grass seed. If the blade of grass doesn't pull right out, it's dormant. That means it's growing and resting underground. Water dormant grass deeply once or twice per week, but don't fertilize it.

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 each week. Avoid overwatering, and let the lawn dry out after heavy rains before you get out the garden 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 the grass grow a little taller this time of the year, as cutting your lawn too short isn't healthy for it.

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

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

Grow Your Own Herbs
For fresh flavors to accent your homegrown produce, try herb gardening. They grow easily in pots, both indoors and outdoors, and are generally low-maintenance. 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 in wall planters. Herbs also work well in a hydroponic garden, which means they don't grow in regular black dirt. Instead, they grow in a mix of rock chips, perlite, or sand.

Vines as Decorative Shade
Set up vines to climb a trellis or arched arbor to provide both shade and beauty. Go with native viney plants to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Wisteria, ivy, and jasmine 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 Garden Supplies Today
No matter if your perfect summer includes grilling, relaxing, gardening, or starting 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 app anywhere you like, or in the aisles of your West Norriton store.

Garden Center at The West Norriton Home Depot - Norristown, PA 19403 (2024)

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