15 Things We’re Buying at The Home Depot This Spring
The harsh winter can take a toll on your home and your yard. Now is the time to tackle home improvement projects to fix any winter damage and get your home looking its best for spring and summer. To get these projects completed, here are 15 things we're buying at The Home Depot this spring.
Gutters and Downspouts
Heavy snow, ice and even wind can wreak havoc on your home’s gutters and downspouts. And if you have a problem with water getting into your basement in the spring, now’s the time to address that issue. Do a thorough check of your home’s gutters and downspouts, and if you have consistent water drainage issues, consider a downspout extension (shown here) to divert water away from your home’s foundation. Have roof and gutter issues? Here are 25 hints for how to fix them.
Cleaning Products and Mold Control
Now that winter is over, it’s spring cleaning time. On your next trip to The Home Depot, pick up cleaning supplies you may be out of or running low on. Think window cleaner, disinfectant and even mold and mildew preventer to help with any wet areas of the basement or garage. Follow this ultimate spring cleaning checklist to get your home sparkling.
Winter’s wrath can cause your front door to look weathered, so give it a fresh coat of paint to brighten it up. The Home Depot sells water-based front door paint that is fast-drying and non-fading, and it comes in a variety of colors including this color—Calm Blue. Prepare your front door for painting with these expert tips.
Get ready for gardening season with a new garden hose or two. Cold temperatures can cause hoses to crack and split, so now is the time to replace any old hoses and ensure your garden and landscaping with be well-watered. This 100-foot garden hose from ZillaGreen never kinks and is extremely durable in extreme weather.
Here’s how to tell if a garden hose really is kink-free.
Warmer weather means mosquito season, so be ready. Whether you use a treatment in your yard, citronella candles or stick with natural remedies like catnip, rosemary and lemon thyme, stock up now to help keep the mosquitoes at bay. This hand-crafted citronella candle is the perfect complement for outdoor entertaining. These unbelievable hacks will keep mosquitoes away for good.
Get ready for the spring planting season by replacing any cracked or crumbling flower pots. Pick up some smaller pots for a balcony herb garden, some window planters or give the front of your home a welcoming look with a unique handmade pot.
Get creative with these 11 DIY planters made from kitchen castoffs.
Did you lose your mailbox this winter due to a snowplow incident? You’re not alone. This all-in-one mailbox from The Home Depot is constructed of weather-resistant polymer, includes a newspaper holder and fits perfectly on a 4-inch x 4-inch x 6-foot post. Also, check out this low-maintenance mailbox you can build in a day.
Take care of those bare spots in the lawn this spring by spreading some grass seed. The Home Depot has grass seed for just about every lawn and problem area, including this 25-pound bag of lawn grass seed that works for both sun and shade areas.
How long does it take for grass seed to grow? Well, that depends…
Make your home’s exterior shine this spring with a good power washing. Power washing your home can also prevent the growth of mold and mildew which feeds on grime. This power washer from Ryobi has 1,800 psi and works great for cleaning windows, decks and siding, and includes three nozzles.
Concrete Repair Mix
Winter weather can be hard on your concrete walkways, steps and patios. If you have cracks or chipped concrete, pick up some concrete repair mix from The Home Depot to repair damage. Just pick a rain-free weekend so the mix has enough time to set. Follow these tips for fixing sidewalks that are chipped and pitted.
Mulch is great for plants because it improves soil quality and helps cut down on maintenance due to the fact that it slows weed growth. Mulch does a lot and it should be freshened up every spring. The Home Depot has several varieties of mulch available for sale by bag or, to cover a large area, consider buying mulch in bulk.
This clever hack will make spreading mulch easier.
Does your deck need a little work now that winter is over? Decks can take a beating from snow and ice, so make sure there are no rotting deck boards or loose nails. Once you determine everything is in good shape, give it a fresh coat of exterior wood finish.
Learn how to choose the right deck stain.
Take a look at your roof this spring to see if you need to replace any cracked or damaged shingles. Snow and ice, along with the use of a roof rake can damage shingles over the winter. Now is the time to fix any problems since small problems can turn into bigger problems if left untreated. Remove those ugly damaged shingles and stop potential roof leaks by following this simple three-step shingle replacement process.
Make sure you’re ready for spring and summer gardening with a new sprinkler. If you have an in-ground system, check to see if any heads were damaged over the winter. For portable sprinklers, make sure they haven’t rusted or cracked so you’re ready when it’s time to start watering. Find the best sprinkler for your yard.
If you found some cracked patio pavers once the snow melted, now is the time to fix them. Whether you use pavers for a patio or walkway, pick up some extra patio pavers at The Home Depot to repair any problem areas. Starting from scratch? Build a beautiful, durable patio with these tips.
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