The Home Depot

The Home Depot  – May long weekend is just around the corner, and many Canadians are prepping for a summer filled with barbecues, backyard lounging and green gardens. For us, that means getting our yard summer-ready, pulling the patio furniture out from winter storage and creating an outdoor space that’s both relaxing and beautiful. Due to a possible night-time frost, I still have to wait a couple more weeks to get my flowers planted. Yet that doesn’t mean that I can’t shop for supplies now, and have everything ready!

While my husband prefers the garage-type tools, I live for Mother Nature to signal the release of the gardening tools! And, with the right tools, any space can flourish with beautiful flowers and herbs.


The Home Depot embraces the hot garden trends for summer 2011 with backyard living rooms, edible gardens and container gardening. They have a vast selection of all the items that you need to create that space that celebrates warm summer days and nights.


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.




  1. I’d spend it on pond accessories (pump, lights, spouting fountain, etc) because our next project is a pond and I’d love to have it glammed up with all the bells & whistles.

  2. I would get some grass seed for my dirt filled yard. Maybe the Scotts
    Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix – 5 kg or another brand.

    I might also get some planters to hang off the deck or a new (big) mailbox.

  3. I would buy the KoolScapes Deck Pond Kit Model: DBPK-10 | Internet/Cat #: 916619 | Store SKU #: 1000701370 if I won. I find the sound of water in a fountain very relaxing and it also cools you down a bit especially if there is a bit of a breeze.

  4. Well we are mid kitchen renos so I would probably pick up some trim, accent stuff and more paint. Either that or get stuff to do the kids rooms. My garden is in need of some love too.

  5. I would put the gc towards the Vista Natural Stone 3-pc bistro set for my front steps.

  6. We need to re-sod our back yard so my girls have a healthy, level yard to play in. So sod and top soil.


  7. I would get Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed All Purpose and a Perfect Home Essentials
    Vera Cruz 3 Person Swing

  8. I would buy the Hampton BaySimplicity 5 Light Orb Chandelier!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  9. I’d put it towards a lawn mower, like the Ariens Ariens 173CC 22 Inch Self Propel Mower for my dad

  10. I would love to spend the $150 on a whole bunch of flowers, hanging plants and dirt to make my front yard beautiful.

  11. I would either buy, the wood we need to rebuild our deck stairs or brick work and edging to redo my gardens 🙂

  12. I would LOVE to get some of the Southern Patio whiskey barrels for our front gardens, and plants to fill them with. THANKS for the chance!

  13. I would get a Martha Stewart Living
    Milford Padded Chaise Lounger

  14. oh this would be amazing , i think i would get BAHIA bronze aluminum rocking chair that would be soo nice in the yard
    staceyx at telus dot net

  15. I would buy some of my bedding plants there would really help with the money we spend on flowers!

  16. I would get anything and everything to help re-design the landscaping at our new house!

  17. There are so many things I would like to get but I would for sure buy my summer supply of outdoor flowers to make my yard beautiful!

  18. This looks like somethiing we could use with a $150 Gift
    Jardin Compact Vertical Shed
    Model: 17193573 | Internet/Cat #: 925814 | Store SKU #: 1000680734

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  19. I don’t have a garden behind the house so I would get a good shovel and other stuff to make a flower/vegetable garden

    carrie_dodd at hotmail dot com

  20. I would get this: 3pc Steel Cushioned Bistro Set and some paint to do our deck as well as a couple potted plants so I have a little oassis on my deck, to watch my kids play in the back yard. In the twelve years we have owned our home we have never had the money to do anything to our deck, we have no furniture, no paint on it, so it is honestly gross and no one plant on it – we have a lovely veggie garden though 🙂 I would love this so much!!!!

  21. I would use the $150 card towards some laminate flooring! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  22. I would buy some new patio furniture and some rock garden wall stones to put around my garden

  23. Well our garbage collection is going bi-weekly next year so i want the jarden lounge shed so i can store the garbage bins outside instead of stinking up my garage.


  24. I would totally buy soil, and lawn care products to deal with my mossy lawn! Oh – and rent a power rake!

  25. If I won this I’d get the Mayne 5 Ft. Fairfield Window Box in Black with the Mayne 5 Ft. Window Box Deck Rail Kit to grow herbs in with my two little ones

  26. putting our house on the market and looking for something with a much larger yard so gonna need all the help I can I’d probably get a new lawnmower

  27. My mom just helped me do some planting, and what we really need right now is outside storage – just a bin to keep gardening and barbecue supplies and some toys.

  28. I would get seedlings to get our garden going and items to help it grow the best it can, including soil.

  29. I would get a new kitchen sink faucet. Maybe the MoenChrome One-Handle Low Arc Kitchen Faucet

  30. I would put the gift card toward the purchase of a mosquito trap. Where I live the Mosquitos and black flies are so bad you don’t want to stay outdoors for long. They swarm you.

  31. With the $150 gift certificate I would use it towards a patio set since we don’t yet have one.

  32. I would probably put the money towards some painting equipment for the outsideof our home. It needs to be painted! Or, I’d put it towards a good stepladder for outside, as we don’t have one right now!

  33. I follow via GFC @Amateur Mommy (it may still state “LoveCubed” I just switched over)

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

  34. We just moved into a new place so I would put the gc towards a lawn mower. (perhaps the 18 Inch Steel Deck Electric Mower)

  35. What COULDN’T I do if I had a $150 GC to Home Depot?! 🙂 I would start with the Fiskar
    Extended Reach Garden Tiller and Telescoping Multi-Weeder, and perhaps throw in the Paramount Wooden Muskoka Chair to relax after using the previous goodies! 😉

  36. I would use it towards the Century Watering Can – Metallic Black (mine broke 3 years ago) and then some new planters and some plants.

  37. I would purchase a multitude of Dremel attachments including the Finishing Abrasive buffs, brass brushes and grinding stones. I’d be in project heaven!

  38. I would love to buy a Worldwide Homefurnishings Inc. Graham Round Accent Table
    Model: C-5320

  39. I would pick a pair of these planters:
    QuickView Southern Patio
    Morella Planter
    and then some beautiful bright flowers to fill them!
    klfvilla at

  40. At the Home Depot Canada website, I would put the gift certificate towards the purchase of the Broil Mate 4 Burner Propane Gas Grill, Sku # 1000679004

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! ~Pauline

  41. I follow on Twitter and tweeted (but the Giveaway Tweet from this page didn’t work, so I just re-tweeted your tweet).

  42. What a perfect prize to get the summer going. I think I would get the ECHO
    PAS225 PAS Power Source so I would do some trimming and glorify my yard.

  43. I follow you on twitter(@daddykulit)

  44. I would replace my patio chairs, as the wind storms of late have sent them flying off the deck and have damaged four of them!

  45. How would I spend 150.00 at home depot?? Where do I start? I would probably have it spent in 5 minutes. I would go for some of the trees and flowers and if there was anything left, I would get some new funiture for my patio.

  46. I would put the money towards a cordless lawn mower. Also need some more Turf Builder as our lawn pales in comparison to our neighbours.

  47. I would either buy a couple of those cube planters or I would buy some new shrubs/bushes and get rid of my old, half-dead, overgrown cedar trees in the front of my house.

  48. I might get the Springs300 Thread count Egyptian Sateen Queen Sheet Set , there is so much to choose from!

  49. I can think of tons of things I would like to buy there, but I think I would start with the 25 In. Inukshuk Statue

  50. What would I get with the $150 gift card – planters, dirt and plants of course!! – I have no will power when it comes to gardening – never have enough plants

  51. I would put the gift card toward a Maytag Gemini Double Oven Freestanding Electric Range .

  52. With the Home Depot gift certificate, I would buy two Hampton Bay ceiling fans to help get me through the hot and muggy summer.

  53. I would get the 1/2 Acre Mosquito Trap Champion because my kids have allergic horrible reactions to bug bites.
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  54. Pick me. Your next winner!!! Show me the money! I would get some light bulbs, plants, etc, to fix up my place. It would be a dream come true and means a lot more to me than anyone else to win the prize. Starving artist here desperately needs $150 card to make my place livable again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list.

  55. I would put the $150 towards a new BBQ!!!!!!!!! We are presently shopping around for one. The $150 would mean we could get an even better one!

  56. I’d get a bunch of paints like “Martha Stewart LivingInterior Latex Eggshell White/Base 1” to freshen up the house.