A cure for Spring Fever: The Home Depot

We’ve been spoiled with warmish Montana weather these last few weeks, and it has us itching to be outside every chance we get.

The fresh air has got us creating our lawn and garden honey-do lists (maybe we should call them the “Mama-do” lists?).

Abby’s list is scattered in her head, on her phone and on random papers, but Jeanne managed to get some of it into her notebook.

April To-Do 2013

So when Home Depot asked if we wanted to spruce up our lawn and gardens as a part of their Garden Center DIY Spring campaign, we thought about it for an entire four seconds and then squealed “YES” like a pair of stay-at-home mamas with way too many projects to tackle!

Then we made the only logical decision two overly enthusiastic moms would: we decided to take the littles to The Home Depot Garden Center and start dreaming.  (Okay, so maybe  it wasn’t actually “logical” to take four preschoolers on a dream-tour of the Garden Center … We we’re quickly reminded the only thing you do with four kids at any store is wrangle.)

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Luckily though, our favorite local park is just a mile or two from The Home Depot.  So we knew where we were going next to let the kids run wild and give us mamas get a chance to talk.

We both agree that the best part about this is we actually go to The Home Depot.  A lot!  In fact, this week Abby took two trips there to get 17 big bags of organic potting mix for her greenhouse and Jeanne was there for more seed starting fiber pots because her rosemary, basil and watermelon are desperate for transplanting.

But back to our trip with all the kids…

Not only are these two littles super cute, they’re showing off the only flowers currently being sold at our local Home Depot.
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It’s barely April.  We still have two full months of potential snowy weather… so you can’t blame the Garden Center for being a little modest in the plant department.

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But what’s lacking in plants, is made up for in spades with seeds and tools and supplies to get our Zone 4 yards and gardens ready to be planted.  (Did you notice that Jeanne needs to make a few more raised beds?  And Abby didn’t tell you this yet, but she’s got a compost bin on her list.)

Plus, it’s so nice to have online resources like the Home Depot’s Garden Club to help us start planning and tackling some projects.

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Did you know that becoming a member of the Garden Club gets you a first look on their new products, regional garden ideas, access to garden experts (we could all use a little help, right?) and over $300 in exclusive email savings each year?

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Joining the online Garden Club takes about 20 seconds and gives you access to how-to videos from experts, monthly to-do lists based on your region and a $5 coupon towards your next $50 purchase.

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The Nitty Gritty:

It’s home improvement time, and The Home Depot has everything you need for spring. No matter what projects you want to tackle, The Home Depot has you covered and can help you #DigIn to Spring.

Spring is the perfect time for all your outdoor home renovations. Shop The Home Depot for terrific values on new patio furniture, landscape supplies such as fertilizer and potting soil and outdoor grills. Keep your lawn and garden looking great, too, with the huge selection of lawn mowers, edgers and trimmers, and garden tools.

Visit The Home Depot Garden Club for product ideas from kick-starting your Spring with seed starter kits to building a window birdfeeder.

What’s on YOUR to do list for April?

This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of The Home Depot.