Choose the Home Depot for landscape supply
Committed to providing professionals access to everything they need to run a successful business, The Home Depot’s Lawn and Garden Center is a landscape supply center with a complete line of professional landscaping tools and products. Professionals choosing Home Depot for landscape supply can also get the expert advice and the quality and customer service you expect from The Home Depot.
“The Home Depot offers professionals a great selection of quality landscape supply products,” says Jaime Arrieta, merchandising execution manager at The Home Depot. “We understand the nature of their businesses and have the right local product mix in the quantities they need.”
Plus, The Home Depot provides expert gardening and landscaping advice in-store and online. “Most of our stores have knowledgeable Spanish-speaking associates who are easily identifiable by their badges, and many have Home Depot Garden Certification,” says Arrieta.
The Home Depot also hosts a Garden Club, an online community of experts that provide regionally specific garden information, in addition to coupons and discounts.
Landscape supply of live goods
The Home Depot offers all the tried-and-true favorites in live goods, as well as new varieties from favorite brands, like VIVA! flowering plants, which are now available in 11 ounce, 1 pint and 2.6 quart containers. New from VIVA! in 2011 are two new colors of Sunpatiens – a variegated salmon and a lavender – which withstand hot and sunny conditions other impatiens varieties won’t tolerate.
Also new from VIVA! is the Strawberry Zest petunia; the heat-tolerant Snap Daddy and Snap Happy, the first snapdragons that bloom all Spring and Summer; and Sky Rocket variegated annual fountain grass, which is ideal for rock gardens and commercial mass plantings, grows quickly and will fill out a container rapidly.
New products this Spring from Proven Winners, include the heat-tolerant Superbells Strawberry Punch Calibrachoa; the low-maintenance Stellar Blue ageratum; the vigorous Red Verbena, an excellent annual ground cover; and the Supertunia Pink Charm, which requires no deadheading or pinching to continue producing new flowers all season long.
Landscapes and hardscapes
The Home Depot offers a wide range of hardscape supplies for patios, decks, driveways and paths. Envirotile Patio Pavers, a stepping stone-type paver made from recycled tires, can be installed over decks, walkways and patios.
Another new item that is sure to become a favorite is Scotts NatureScapes Advanced Mulch. “Its water smart technology helps retain water in the soil layer, reducing evaporation,” says Cathy Morrow, divisional merchandise manager, Lawn and Garden at The Home Depot. “Plus, it has a one-year color guarantee.”
Another favorite, EarthGro Colored Mulch from Scotts, is the perfect solution for landscaping at a value price.
The new Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Garden Soil & Potting Mix is another winner. “This product holds moisture longer, so less watering is required, saving time and money,” says Lorenzo Perez, merchandising execution regional manager at The Home Depot.
To get customers’ lawns greener, faster, professional will love the new Scotts Green Max Fertilizer with added iron.
Power equipment, garden tools
The Home Depot offers a great selection of power equipmentat the best prices, including the Echo Professional Attachment System. “This is a versatile, labor-saving tool,” says Arrieta. “The single commercial-grade power head allows contractors to purchase additional attachments for trimmers, edgers, hedge trimmers and brush cutters as they need them.”
For chain saws with professional features at affordable prices, try the Ryobi 20-inch and 18-inch bar chainsaws. The Home Depot also carries Power Care saw chains, bars, handles and cords for medium-duty saws, and the popular Oregon saw chains used by professional loggers.
“Oregon brand saw chains are used as original equipment by approximately 90 percent of chain saw manufacturers,” says Kevin Houlihan, divisional merchandise manager, Outdoor Power at The Home Depot. “The cutting chain stays sharper longer, is easy to resharpen, and comes in many types and sizes to match most saws.”
The Home Depot has the best zero-turn mowers in the market, including Ariens and Toro models. “We offer Ariens commercial-grade products with exceptional cutting performance, and Toro mowers with great maneuverability and precision control,” says Perez.
The Home Depot has also introduced a new blower rating system to provide an accurate and unbiased “clearing power” rating on a scale from 1 to 10. “The rating is displayed on our shelf stickers and is easy to understand,” says Arrieta. “We also have a chart showing the clearing power needed for different materials.”
The Home Depot carries every garden tool you need – from Husky’s pro-grade landscaping tools with lifetime warranty to a wide selection of planters, compost mixers, rainwater collection systems, decorative items and more.
To make it even easier for pros to get the products and quantities they need fast and at competitive prices, most products from The Home Depot’s Lawn and Garden Center qualify for volume discounts, fast quotes, job-lot quantities and even direct-to-jobsite delivery on select products. As an added benefit, professional customers can take advantage of The Home Depot’s commercial credit programs, like dedicated lines of credit and account management tools.
For more information on landscape supply from The Home Depot, and other programs and services for professional customers, visit homedepot.com or a store near you. To join the free Garden Club, visit homedepotgardenclub.com.
‒By Adriana Sibaja