Garden Center at The Home Depot

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Website | (925) 798-9600
2090 Meridian Park Blvd, Concord, CA 94520, USA

Opening Hours:
Monday: 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM


Area Served:
Within 4 miles (6.4km) of 2090 Meridian Park Blvd, Concord, CA 94520, USA
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Mother's Day Gardening Gift SaleThe Home Depot Mother's Day Sale is a great time to help Mom upgrade her garden. We've got discounts on popular brands of herb plants, small plants, and those details that make a garden special: flower pots, garden decor, planters, and even patio furniture. If you're unsure of the right present when searching for Mother's Day gifts, a gift card is always appreciated. Shop The Home Depot Mother's Day Gardening Gifts Sale from May 2nd to May 12th in-store or on our mobile app.It's time to start thinking of spring. We're here to help you prepare for warmer temperatures, and sprouts poking up, and fragrant breezes. Planting seeds indoors means you'll be ready to transplant young veggie plants and spring annuals when the ground thaws and the frosts are through. You might even want to directly sow seeds into the earth. Plant Hardiness Zones ExplainedThe first thing to learn when planting spring flowers, vegetables, and other seeds is your planting zone. Every location in the U.S. and its territories is sorted into blocks by climate. Find your zone on the USDA growing zone map and learn when to plant seeds.For example, you could transplant bell peppers outdoors in mid-March in Zone 10, but not until the end of May in Zone 4. The plants that'll thrive in your area are in your zone, and all the zones numbered less than that. In other words, a Zone 9 garden can support plants listed as Zones 1–9. You can plant seeds indoors roughly a month before you can plant them outside, or direct sow. Be sure to read your seed packet for details. If you start seeds later than recommended, it's not ideal, but it should even out as time passes.Gardening in Your Growing ZoneThis region ranges from 7–9, with higher elevations in Zones 5 and 6. You’ll find fertile land in some places, desert and mountains with harsher conditions elsewhere. What you can grow and when will vary considerably depending on where you live. In Zones 5 and 6, the outdoor growing season doesn’t begin here until mid-March or even April, although you can start some veggies by seed halfway through February. Warmer Zones 7–9 can plant earlier, but if you’re in the desert, you’ll likely want to investigate indoor gardening in a sunroom or enclosed porch.Utilize greenhouses to grow herbs and vegetables. Native plants like cacti, succulents, and other hardy desert shrubs will easily grow outside. Other beloved garden vegetables love the heat, like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and squash. If you start them indoors and carefully introduce them outdoors in the shade, you can enjoy raising vegetables even in a dry climate. However, many flowers are sensitive to that much sun and heat, so research to find which varieties can handle the weather before planting outdoors. Start Seeds Indoors Save money and gain the satisfaction of growing your garden from seeds by starting them indoors. We've got all the seed starter supplies you'll need. For best results, you'll want warming lights or a warming mat to go with your seed tray or planter pots. If you're planting a larger garden, use seed trays — like the ones you see sprouts in at your Concord Garden Center — to make it easy to stay organized and plant tiny soil plugs later. You can also use pots with seed starter mix and potting soil.Measure your finger to use it as a ruler. In general, you'll plant 3–5 seeds, then press them into the soil to the depth you need with your finger. Mark where you planted the seeds with a toothpick or plant tag. Otherwise, it'll be a surprise when the sprouts push out of the soil.SproutsWhen your seeds have sprouted but aren't ready to go outside yet, you can still prepare them for outdoor life. These micro-seedlings are fragile — only an inch or so high, with the tiniest seedling leaf or two — but they're resilient. Seedlings don't get all this pampering in nature, so they can handle more than you think. However, don't go overboard, as your sprouts are still babies. You can even use an oscillating floor fan on low to mimic the wind and strengthen their stems.Harden Your SeedlingsWhen you're hardening your sprouts and gradually introducing them to the outdoors, be flexible. Keep an eye on your baby plants. If they're looking rough, don't push them. It’s ok to roll back a step or two if need be: Bring them inside overnight or put them in shady places instead of direct sun. As always, make sure they're watered enough. Whisk wilted plants inside and give them a good drink, making sure they're healthy before setting them outdoors again.Transplant Young Plants Into Their New HomesBy now, your plants have three or four true leaves — they'll look different from the miniature seedling leaves. When you're not expecting soaking rain, and the ground is warm, look into transplanting your small plants into their new outdoor home. "Transplant" means that you put these small plants straight into pots or garden soil. In cases where you direct sowed, you may still want to shuffle plants around for the best sun and spacing. That's also a transplant situation, as is repotting plants into larger pots.Protect Your Garden With MulchFinish your garden bed with compost and mulch. Compost enriches the soil so your garden can grow even better. It may help foster stronger plants that bear more flowers and fruit. Mulch controls weeds and keeps your soil from drying out. Compost and mulch can be purchased in-store or created at home. The next time you're looking for "mulch near me," stop by the Garden Center to get the right amount.Greet the SpringLate winter into early spring is an exciting time in the world of gardening. Don't miss a minute of growing season. Prepare to fertilize your lawn, plan your garden and landscaping, and browse our garden center pages to find inspiration on what to plant when the weather warms. Shop for the seeds, fertilizer, and soil you need in the aisles of your Concord Garden Center, online, or on our mobile app. Let's get growing together. If the soil isn't frozen or cold, consider planting your flower, fruit, or vegetable seeds directly into your garden. This is called the "direct sow" method. Plant after the threat of frost is gone for the season, as sprouts and seedlings can't weather those conditions. You can also start your seeds indoors if you'd like. Consult your seed envelope for when and how to sow seeds. Read your seed packet for info on proper depth, spacing, and how many seeds to sow per hole when planting spring flowers, fruits, and vegetables — indoors or outdoors. Requirements vary with each seed type. Certain seeds should only be planted indoors, and your seed envelope will tell you that, too. For more details, check out how to plant seeds. Yes, for best results, if you raised plants indoors from seeds, harden them before you transplant them. Hardening allows your seedlings to adjust to the great outdoors and sun, rain, and temperature swings, making them more resilient against cold snaps. It slows their growth until they're strong and ready to take off during a spring warm front. Squeeze the plastic around the plant to loosen the soil. Gently coax your transplant and the surrounding clod of dirt out into the palm of your hand, then place it into the hole you dug for it. Make sure the top of your transplant's soil is even with the garden soil, and carefully press the earth into place. Avoid leaving the plant as island in a puddle of water, and don't tamp down the ground too tightly. Your plant baby needs to breathe. If you're dealing with extremely tiny seeds or want more guidance in planting, consider seed tapes. They're biodegradable pieces of paper with tiny seeds affixed at regular intervals. Just bury the tape and water as directed. If all goes well, your perfectly spaced sprouts will pop up soon.

Google Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (39 total ratings)

Zac Case
4 Star
They have a reasonable selection of different plants and shrubs at a moderate price compared to most places. Quality can be lower in comparison though depending on what you get. I do like the selection of pots they have as they can be very expensive. Overall not a bad place to shop for the price. Definitely can be extremely busy though
Saturday 10th April 2021
micahvdl
5 Star
Beautiful spring garden.
Monday 31st May 2021
Julie Wilson (whitetidelinedesigns)
3 Star
I have had a mixed experience at the Concord Home Depot - it varies by department. The paint department is the best ever with a few older fellas who staff the desk and are so efficient, knowledgable & spirited (just plain fun). I also had a great customer service rep over in the air duct area - he helped me find a very strange fitting. The flooring department is always understaffed - once a single sales person was left with a line of 5 customers and phones ringing off the hook. If I had not had my kids with me, I'd have offered to pick up some lines just to take some of the pressure off of this poor gal. She tried to get a departing co-worker authorized for OT, but was turned down. Home Depot needs to throw some big money at this problem since this is a DIY socio-economic area of the county and they are hemorrhaging customers & selling opportunities & missed profit. I still go to HD for bulk cleaners, gardening supplies & paint. But, if I can get it at a neighborhood, family-owned Ace Hardware, I will go there in a happy heartbeat.
Monday 21st April 2014
Shawnte Forrer
4 Star
Lovely plants and flowers in bloom with great sale prices. I would prefer local nurseries, but for quick reasonably priced yard and garden items - Home Depot it is.
Sunday 8th August 2021
Sandra Verboom
4 Star
Home Depot in Concord typically has a great selection of plants (better than Vallejo). They get fresh deliveries early in the week, so Tues is a great day to peruse the garden area.
Tuesday 18th July 2017