1. Plant an Edible Garden and Watch Your Savings Grow
Edible gardens are an enjoyable and economical form of gardening. By growing your own vegetables and herbs, youll save money while encouraging your family to eat healthier throughout the summer and early fall. Regardless of your yard size, you can include a raised vegetable bed for minimal cost and effort. Convenient, ready-to-assemble kits from The Home Depot make it easy. Create your own edible garden now to get a head start on the growing season, then watch your homegrown bounty flourish.
2. How to Plant a Hanging Wire Basket
Hanging wire baskets filled with flowers and cascading foliage are an easy and quick way to brighten up your outdoor space. They provide instant color and interest to your porch, patio or deck and in your garden, they add visual appeal at eye level so your blooms arent limited to the soil. Its easy to create your own hanging baskets with the right know-how and materials. Get your hanging baskets and other materials now at The Home Depot.
3. Mow Right and Cut Costs
The start of the spring growing season is the time to shape up your lawn so it grows right from the get-go. By defining the edges of the lawn, establishing the correct grass height and taking care of any trouble spots now, you set up your turf for success so maintenance during the rest of the season costs less and takes little time. That means more time for you to relax and enjoy your outdoor space all season long. Get Expert Mowing Tips.
4. Shape Up Your Garden and Save
Define your outdoor space by cleanly separating gardens from lawn space. You can do this by planting borders of annuals such as marigold, pansies or petunias. Do it now so they have time to become lush and add their color and foliage to flower beds this spring through autumn. Heres how to get started, plus our suggestions for the best annuals to choose for this easy, affordable and rewarding project.
5. Create a Stepped Garden
Gardening on a slope presents unique challenges: Hillside lawns can be difficult to mow, and soil and valuable nutrients can wash away with the rain, leaving your plants bare and malnourished. If your land has an incline, a beautiful solution is to create a series of stepped flower beds using simple, do-it-yourself retaining walls from The Home Depot. See our tips for planting on slopes.
6. Perk Up Your Patio For Less
Illuminate and define your landscape with low-voltage lighting for your patio, walkway and garden. It can extend the amount of time you enjoy in your yard each day by enhancing the safety and functionality of your outdoor space. Save time and money by installing your own low-voltage lighting this spring. Heres how to do the job right.
7. Grill Maintenance: Extend the Life of Your Grill
For grill enthusiasts, barbecue season never ends. Between family gatherings and dinner cookouts, your grill gets a lot of use. For it to have a long life, you have to take good care of it. Heres how to keep your grill in top condition this spring. Get grill maintenance tips.
8. Lawn Fertilizers: Keep Your Lawn Healthy and Green All Season Long
The hallmarks of a healthy lawn are a deep-green color and the ability to grow back despite normal wear and tear. However, almost all domestic grass needs extra help in the form of nutrients that are not available in the soil. Fertilizer can help you grow a lawn dense enough to fight weeds while standing up to disease, insects and foot traffic. The Home Depot carries a selection of hand-held and broadcast spreaders for even distribution of fertilizer at a constant, steady rate. Find the right fertilizer for your lawn.
9. Essential Gardening Tools
A gardeners job is never done, but it can be made easier with the proper tools. Using the right tools for the right job can increase your efficiency and save you time digging, planting and weeding. Find the gardening essentials youll need to make yard work a breeze.
10. Transform Your Outdoor Space with Martha Stewart Living Patio Collections
New and exclusive to The Home Depot, Martha Stewart Living offers a collection of durable and affordable furniture in a wide range of styles. Update your deck and patio furniture now so you can enjoy your outdoor space all season long. Plus, you can trust the versatile and eco-friendly Martha Stewart Clean products to keep your furniture in tip-top shape this spring, summer and beyond. Heres how to design and maintain your outdoor room with selections from this exciting new designer collection.