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Springtime Gardening Hacks and Budget-Friendly Tools From Lowe’s

Written by Monica Luhar | April 23, 2021

Thanks for reading! This article is sponsored by Lowe's. All products featured were hand-picked and thoughtfully chosen by our editorial team, and any items listed below were in-stock with accurate pricing at the time of publication.

With spring in full bloom, we’re ready to bring out the patio chairs and tend to our plant babies and raise new ones. Whether you’re looking to do some drought-friendly landscaping or in search of quality plant food to keep your greenery healthy and thriving, Lowe’s has plenty of affordable options.

This year, Lowe’s is celebrating spring by hosting SpringFest 2021, “a festival of fun and savings for your home and garden." SpringFest deals start April 8, 2021, but there are plenty of great ongoing deals on gardening and lawn maintenance products to check out throughout the year. You can also apply a Lowe’s coupon code at checkout for additional savings!

From hedge shears to sprinklers to durable gardening gloves, we’ve compiled a list of must-have gardening and lawn maintenance tools from Lowe’s — all under $100. Plus, we’ve sprinkled in a few practical gardening hacks throughout this guide to help you maintain your green oasis year-round. Happy spring — and more importantly, happy planting!

Gardening Maintenance and Landscaping Tools

Yardsmith Hand Tool Kit

Yardsmith Hand Tool Kit

Price: $11.98

Find everything you need to transform your garden with this complete hand tool kit. Perfect for everyday gardening or occasional outdoor projects, this durable kit features four commonly used hand tools made out of carbon steel. You’ll get a trowel, transplanter, cultivator, and weeder. These helpful tools provide durability and support throughout any gardening session. Plus, it comes with a 1-year limited warranty and is quite the deal for under $15 at Lowe’s!

Gardening Hack: To save and maximize space, install garden racks with durable, weather-resistant hooks on the back wall of a house, a tool shed, or other areas where you can easily hang shovels, gardening gloves, rakes, and more.
Frame It All 48-in W x 96-in L x 5.5-in H Brown Raised Garden Bed

Frame It All 48-in W x 96-in L x 5.5-in H Brown Raised Garden Bed

Price: $100.58

Bring your dream garden to life with a raised garden bed that nurtures and showcases all your favorite flowers, veggies, and herbs. This garden bed kit comes with easy-to-install composite boards made from 38% post-consumer recycled plastic and 62% sustainable hardwood fibers. Each kit includes six one-inch classic Sienna composite boards and brackets with insulating boards to maintain your garden. With a five-year warranty, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful framed and textured wood-grain raised garden bed.

Unfortunately, this item is currently out of stock since it’s a hot commodity among plant nurturers everywhere. Not to worry though — enter your email under the pricing info and Lowe’s will notify you as soon as the product is back in stock! If you’re

Gardening Hack: Along with quality plant food, use banana peels, eggshells, or coffee grounds as additional nutrients for your garden soil.
Fiskars Bypass Hand Pruner

Fiskars Bypass Hand Pruner

Price: $12.98

For sharper pruning and trimming, the Bypass Pruner from Lowe’s is the way to go. The UltraBlade coating on this pruner lasts longer than non-treated blades and it also comes with a lifetime warranty. Equipped with a comfort-grip handle, this pruner is great for cutting shrubs and other green areas in your outdoor space. Plus, you can get a closer cut and get through stubborn stems and shrubs faster with the curved blades.

Gardening Hack: There are two types of pruners with different blades: the Bypass pruner (most common) or an Anvil pruner, according to the Spruce. A bypass pruner may be the better option of the two as it can achieve more accurate and precise cuts.
Miracle-Gro Succulent Plant 8-fl oz Flower Food

Miracle-Gro Succulent Plant 8-fl oz Flower Food

Price: $4.98

Give your succulents the care they deserve with nutritious succulent plant food by Miracle-Gro. Easily apply this formula to feed all your plant babies, including cacti and other popular succulents like Aloe Vera, Burro's Tail, and Jade. It’s recommended that you feed your plants with this formula every two weeks. All you have to do is apply the Miracle-Gro succulent plant food directly to the soil or gently mix with water and watch your succulents grow! Overall, succulents require less water and maintenance, which makes them great plant options for those with busy schedules.

Gardening Hack: Make sure there are enough holes in your planter to let water flow. Planters with insufficient drainage or no holes at the bottom can lead to poor plant health and premature plant death.
allen + roth 18.58-in W x 17.32-in H Flute planter Teal Resin Planter

allen + roth 18.58-in W x 17.32-in H Flute planter Teal Resin Planter

Price: $24.98

Let your plants and flowers bloom in this beautifully designed ombre-style resin planter. Made from recycled polyresin, this ceramic-like planter is equipped with a UV inhibitor and weather-resistant features to prevent the color from fading or wearing out over time. If you’ve purchased planters that previously required intensive drilling, you won’t have to worry about that since this planter already has drainage holes to help keep your plants healthy and happy throughout the year. Plus, you can use the planter for either indoor or outdoor use.

Savings Tip: Get free shipping at Lowe’s on orders over $45.
Scalloped Red Straight Edging Stone (Common: 2-in x 16-in; Actual: 2-in x 16-in)

Scalloped Red Straight Edging Stone (Common: 2-in x 16-in; Actual: 2-in x 16-in)

Price: $1.95

Landscape edging can really transform and liven up your outdoor space. Accentuate your garden or outdoor space with classic brick color stones that create a warm and inviting feeling. You’d be surprised at how a little bit of stone edging can go a long way. First, measure out the garden area, driveway, walkways, and other areas that you’re hoping to transform. The scalloped edger is a classic landscaping tool that keeps your outdoor areas tidy and organized. We’d recommend using this lightweight edging stone for landscaping front yard areas with garden beds or as an additional divider for the backyard. Plus, the curved shape of this stone adds a playful springtime vibe.

Savings Tip: For a list of spring savings and inspiration, check out Lowe’s weekly ad.
Bonide Neem Oil 32-fl oz Natural Garden Insect Killer

Bonide Neem Oil 32-fl oz Natural Garden Insect Killer

Price: $10.48

Insects can be a nuisance. Fortunately, there are better, more natural ways to combat the problem and keep your garden pest-free. This all-purpose neem oil acts as an insecticide, miticide, and fungicide for organic gardening. You can spray this natural oil on houseplants, roses, flowers, shrubs, fruit, and any other plant. As a natural alternative to harsh chemicals, this neem seed-derived formula does the job and controls aphids and other common insects that invade gardens.

Lawn Care Products

Scotts 15-lb 5000-sq ft 24-25-4 Lawn Starter

Scotts 15-lb 5000-sq ft 24-25-4 Lawn Starter

Price: $25.98

The grass is greener on your side, that is, with adequate sunshine, water, and fertilizer. With Scotts Lawn Starter, this 15 lb bag of fertilizer can help grow new grass up to 70% thicker and 35% quicker versus grass that is not maintained or regularly fed; plus, this can be used to promote growth among a variety of grass types. Get the green lawn you’ve always wanted and cover more square feet without constantly running to the store to buy more fertilizer. It’s perfect for newly developed lawns in the spring that need more maintenance and extra care.

Gardening Hack: Be patient when it comes to growing a new lawn. It’ll require a ton of water and lawn fertilizer to help it grow faster. Before you start the new lawn growing process, it’s important to research the type of grass that grows well in your area. Other factors such as weather and seasonal changes should be taken into account.
Melnor DuraTek 4500-sq ft Oscillating Sled Lawn Sprinkler

Melnor DuraTek 4500-sq ft Oscillating Sled Lawn Sprinkler

Price: $19.98

This oscillating lawn sprinkler covers up to 4,500 square feet. Equipped with 20 rubber nozzles, you can count on this sprinkler to water hard-to-reach areas while easily adjusting the spray range with 4-way VariSpray™ adjustability settings. If you’ve had sprinklers in the past that failed to cover all of the areas, you’ll be pleased with the powerful water coverage of this one — and it’s backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Sustainable Swap: Want to conserve water? You can use an adjustable sprinkler or oscillating sprinkler with different water levels instead of wasting water in areas where it’s not needed.

Recommendations for Flowers and Plants

Bonnie Plants Cilantro 19.3 oz. 2 pack

Bonnie Plants Cilantro 19.3 oz. 2 pack

Price: $12.94

Are you a herb enthusiast? Bonnie Plants makes it easier to grow your favorite herbs and add flavor to your everyday meals. Instead of going to the store, you can save money and grow your own herb garden planted with love and care. Garnish your meals with delicious herbs ranging from lemon thyme, rosemary to greek oregano. Remember, herbs require plenty of sunshine and are recommended for spring planting.

Sustainable Swap: Instead of throwing out that milk carton, rinse and reuse it by poking holes at the top to make your own garden watering can.
2.58-Gallon in Pot Multicolor Climbing Rose (L10152)

2.58-Gallon in Pot Multicolor Climbing Rose (L10152)

Price: $28.98

This spring, add these beautiful, fragrant roses to your garden and watch them bloom in summer. These roses may need more space, so let them grow and work their magic on a trellis or arched wooden arbors. A perfect landscaping companion, the Climbing Rose adds elegance and grace to any garden or outdoor space.

Gardening Hack: Haven’t used a trellis before, or don’t know if you need a specific type of trellis to support your roses? Fine Gardening recommends going for a trellis that “matches the aesthetic of your garden."
National Plant Network 1-in Caladium in Pot

National Plant Network 1-in Caladium in Pot

Price: $23.08

Enjoy three beautiful Caladium “Florida Sweetheart" plants that can grow as tall as 18 inches. These vibrant plants have a blend of varying pink and green leaves that thrive in partially shaded areas and sunshine. These full-sized Caladiums are easy to grow and maintain. Lowe’s recommends keeping these plants moist the first year, and watering them one time per week thereafter.

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