June Gardening To Do List

Well, June is here and with it a hefty dose of tropical heat and moisture! Our lawn has enjoyed the mix of sunshine and rain and we have to mow quite frequently. Remember to avoid taking off more than 1/3 of the grass's height! Read on for what else is on June's gardening to-do list [...]

By |2018-06-01T16:22:26-04:00June 1st, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, Gardening To Do Lists|Comments Off on June Gardening To Do List

May Gardening To Do List

Summer gardening season is here and with it tons of new, ever changing arrivals at our Garden Center! Come in for the freshest selection in town! I know it's sad but by now most pansies and violas look droopy and are way past their prime. Replace pansies and other early spring blooming annuals with new [...]

By |2018-05-30T17:08:54-04:00May 1st, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, Gardening To Do Lists|Comments Off on May Gardening To Do List

April Gardening To Do List

Cleaning the yard will be easier now - before it'll get harder once everything has reached new dimensions! Now that new growth has come in you'll be able to identify dead plants and branches easily. See, sometimes wait and see is the best strategy for gardening! Deadhead spent spring blossoms such as daffodils and tulips. [...]

By |2018-04-04T14:35:53-04:00April 4th, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, Gardening To Do Lists|Comments Off on April Gardening To Do List

Favorite Tools for Spring Lawn and Garden Care

This time of year, homeowners are focused on aerating and dethatching their lawns and planting new shrubs, trees, and plants. Most gardeners will have standard tools in their garage or shed, but at Blackhawk Hardware, we offer some specialty tools that will make early spring lawn maintenance much easier. Lawn & Garden manager Wade is [...]

By |2018-03-08T14:07:01-04:00March 8th, 2018|Articles For Outdoor Living, Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, Lawn and Garden|Comments Off on Favorite Tools for Spring Lawn and Garden Care

Gardening To-Do List for February

Our Charlotte, NC gardens awaken this month! Daffodils and crocuses are peeking through the cold soil and more and more mild days are putting a swing in our steps. While things are still slow in the yard, don't neglect your house plants! Transplant plants that have outgrown their current containers into beautiful new pots from [...]

By |2018-01-24T17:52:11-04:00February 1st, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, Gardening To Do Lists|Comments Off on Gardening To-Do List for February

Gardening To-Do List for December

You've made it through the brunt of the year and there isn't much left to do in your Carolina yards this time of year. All the better to have more time to focus on the holidays. Perhaps your outdoor to-do list includes putting up Christmas decoration to spread the holiday cheer. Come to Blackhawk Hardware [...]

By |2017-12-05T22:59:08-04:00December 5th, 2017|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, Gardening To Do Lists, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden, Winterizing Outdoors|Comments Off on Gardening To-Do List for December

Gardening To-Do List for November

Looking out of the window I see that most trees in Charlotte still have loads of leaves on them. You know what that means for your November gardening to-do list... raking leaves! But what else is there to do in the yard this month? Cleaning In addition to clearing leaves, use this month to cut [...]

By |2017-10-31T12:13:10-04:00November 1st, 2017|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, Gardening To Do Lists, It's All Good In The Garden|Comments Off on Gardening To-Do List for November

Gardening To-Do List for August

August is here and the hot weather continues to put stress on your Charlotte garden this month. It should come as no surprise that adequate hydration is a key item on your gardening to do list for this month. But, the nights are going to start being cooler again as August progresses so don't forget [...]

When and How Do You Prune Shrubs?

Pruning can be beneficial to shrubs and serves to encourage new plant growth, clean out dead or diseased parts, and maintain a shrub's shape or size. For many a shrub, late winter is an ideal time for pruning. With February upon us, now is a good time to trim back quite a few of the [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:00-04:00February 1st, 2017|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, Lawn and Garden|Comments Off on When and How Do You Prune Shrubs?

Protecting Your Garden Plants from Winter Damage

Now that winter has moved into the Charlotte area, you may want to protect your sensitive garden plants from frost and freezing temperatures. While many plants are hardy and can easily survive a Carolina winter it may be a good idea to help certain less hardy species to make it through the cold months unhurt. [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:01-04:00December 21st, 2016|Articles For Outdoor Living, Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden, Winterizing Outdoors|Comments Off on Protecting Your Garden Plants from Winter Damage
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Covid-19 Announcement

COVID-19 Update: We are here for you Charlotte.  Blackhawk Hardware and Garden Center are open, but our hours have changed. We are currently open from 8 am to 6 pm daily. Curbside pickup is available for items ordered online through AceHardware.com. Thank you for your support as we get through this together.