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HONEY BEES & NATURAL INSECTICIDES

The EPA has recommended that certain neonicotinoid products have a warning label about potential honey bee harm.

If you are concerned about neonicotinoids and honey bee population, please click here for a list of products that do not contain neonicotinoids.

Size up your lawn

Creating a lush green lawn can be done without harming the surrounding environment. Take such steps as only fertilizing actively growing grass, or using slow-release fertilizers that break down over time and supply plants with a steady supply of nutrients just when they need them. Determine the amount of fertilizer needed to grow a more perfect lawn.

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Beneficial Insects & Your Garden

Contributed by Gardener & Nursery Professional, Annie Joseph A healthy garden is home to many different plants and flowers, along with birds, and diverse insect populations.  We all know that…

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HOW TO GARDEN ORGANICALLY

Making compost from garden and household waste is one of the best things any gardener can do. It’s easy and costs very little in time or effort. 

Composting also will help you reduce pollution — cutting down on landfill — and enhance your plants’ health and happiness. Not to mention the savings on fertilizers too.

Organic Products Sold
Items
154,328,343
The number of organic products sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.

This number includes biodegradable pots, eco friendly cleaners, organic fertilizers and recycled hoses.
Chemicals Replaced in Homes
lbs
386,629,537
The number of pounds of potentially harmful chemicals that have been replaced in homes due to organic product purchases from 2006 to 2011 from The Home Depot stores in the United States.
Biodegradeable Pots Sold
Items
105,410,167
The number of biodegradable pots sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.
Landfill Waste Avoided
tires
2,389,294
The number of used car tires that would take up the same space in a landfill (have the same volume) as waste that was avoided by using biodegradable pots sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.

The biodegradable pots are replacing plastic or clay pots that would have been thrown away eventually.
The above numbers are based on averages and certain assumptions. Click on a ticker for details.

Get greener in the garden at The Home Depot

Tending to your garden or yard provides numerous ways to go green. While ordinary fertilizers may introduce toxins into the soil or water supply, organic fertilizer helps add nutrients into the ground, improving the year-round balance of growth. At The Home Depot, we've got such eco options as green fertilizers, green soil, organic potting soil and more. We can also help with growing vegetables and other foods. We’ve got organic herbs, organic vegetables and other foods to help nourish not only your body but the environment. Raising natural foods without chemical assistance allows your produce to retain its original flavor while maintaining the richness of its vitamins and minerals. Whatever your green needs, we can help you become more environmentally friendly.