Tips and Tricks for Choosing and Maintaining a Fountain

Fountains are beautiful additions to any landscaping design, bringing water, the element of life, to your yards. With so many fountain choices at Blackhawk Hardware's Garden Center, you'll be sure to find just the one that suits your design style. We carry traditional, contemporary, whimsical, nature-inspired, and more styles of garden fountains. Whether you're prominently [...]

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

How to Care for Tillandsia Air Plants

Air plants, or tillandsia plants, are arguably some of the coolest plants out there and make great houseplants thanks to their low maintenance needs. As the name implies, air plants don't need soil to grow but rather use their roots to anchor themselves to a host like a tree in the wild or decorative items [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:02-04:00October 26th, 2016|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden|Comments Off on How to Care for Tillandsia Air Plants

How to Band Your Trees

THE SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO BAND A TREE   Blackhawk Hardware has all the supplies and knowledge you will need to band and protect your trees against Cankerworms. If you would like to speak with an expert about your lawn care needs,  don’t hesitate to call us at 704.525.2682 or stop by Blackhawk and [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:02-04:00September 30th, 2016|Lawn and Garden, Tree Banding|Comments Off on How to Band Your Trees

Succulents – Perfect Plants for The North Carolina Heat

Succulents add beautiful texture and dimension to any garden. Thanks to their fleshy stems or leaves in which they store water they are perfect for surviving a scorching hot southern summer. Mind you, they, too, would appreciate an occasional watering if rain has been amiss for a while. Super versatile as they are, you can [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:04-04:00July 27th, 2016|Articles For Outdoor Living, Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Lawn and Garden, Outdoor Living|Comments Off on Succulents – Perfect Plants for The North Carolina Heat

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Southern Garden

Hummingbirds' fluttery flight-pattern, incredible ability to hover in front of food sources and overall cuteness always makes seeing them a happy occasion. There are several things you can do to encourage them to frequent your North or South Carolina garden including planting hummingbird-attracting flowers and placing hummingbird feeders. North Carolina's Hummingbirds The hummingbird species living [...]

By |2020-05-13T10:19:36-04:00June 22nd, 2016|Articles For Outdoor Living, Birding, Blogs & Articles, Gardening, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden, Products|Comments Off on Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Southern Garden

7 Reasons Why You Need An Herb Garden

It shouldn't come as a surprise that herbs are popular plants at Blackhawk Hardware's Garden Center here in Charlotte and our customers love them. They don't take up a lot of space, aren't needy and are super useful to have on hand. Whether you plant herbs in your raised garden bed, containers on your patio, [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:07-04:00April 27th, 2016|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Gardening Calendar, Kitchen, Lawn and Garden|Comments Off on 7 Reasons Why You Need An Herb Garden

Masterpieces for Your Yard – Azaleas

What do you think about when you think back to last weekend's Masters in Augusta? Probably Jordan Spieth's sad performance in the final round. But, right after that your thoughts might wander back to the immaculately trimmed and beautifully designed golf course with its signature azaleas. Such a spectacular show! It's that time of year [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:07-04:00April 13th, 2016|Articles For Outdoor Living, Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Lawn and Garden|Comments Off on Masterpieces for Your Yard – Azaleas

A Look at What’s New at The Garden Center

With spring weather being here we're excited to show off some of things we've come up with to make your shopping experience at Blackhawk's Garden Center even more fun. We've been spring cleaning and have completely reorganized our stock. Now, finally, we have designated areas for all our items such as planters and garden statues. [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:08-04:00March 30th, 2016|Articles For Outdoor Living, Blogs & Articles, Gardening, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden, Outdoor Living|Comments Off on A Look at What’s New at The Garden Center
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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.