Winter is over, and it's that time of year again for the yard and home improvement projects you put off for months because it was too cold or too dark — or just because you promised yourself to tackle them in spring.
Fortunately, home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe's are both hosting huge "Spring Black Friday" sales at the moment, with deals to help you with landscaping, yard cleanup, and redecorating your home inside and out.
Here are the best Lowe's and Home Depot deals right now. Many of these offers come with free shipping or free store pickup for online shoppers.
Patio Furniture Deals
Home Depot is offering discounts of around 30% or more on many patio sets and outdoor furniture, including a Hampton Bay 7-piece outdoor dining set for $419.30 (down from $599 regularly), a Park Trail 4-piece outdoor dining wicker set for $149.25 ($199 regularly), and a Hampton Bay wicker rocking chair for $219 ($319 regularly).
Meanwhile, Lowe's has outdoor furniture deals like this Garden Treasures 5-piece patio set, on sale for $398. That’s 43% off the list price of $698.
Grills and Barbecue Sales
Home Depot and Lowe's both have deals right now on grills and charcoal — everything you need for the perfect barbecue (after you hit the supermarket for the food, of course).
Lowe's cut the price of the Char-Broil 5-burer propane gas grill to $149 (formerly $219). If you have a charcoal grill, you can stock up at Lowe's on Kingsford charcoal, on sale in two 20-pound bags for $14.88 (regularly $23.88).
Home Depot also has sales on some grills and smokers, including the Nexgrill 5-burner propane gas grill for $159 (regularly $199) and the Smoke Hollow 30-inch digital electric smoker for $141.88 (regularly $176).
Lawnmowers and Power Tool Discounts
If you're in the market for a new lawnmower or some power tools (for jobs inside and outside the house), Lowe's and Home Depot spring Black Friday sales have some good discounts.
Electric mowers and outdoor power equipment in particular are on sale now. At Home Depot, the Ryobi 16-inch 18-volt cordless lawnmower is $100 off (sale price: $199, down from $299), and the Ryobi 12-inch 18-volt cordless electric chainsaw is $50 off (sale price: $149, down from $199). These and many other Home Depot deals are available for free delivery too, even though they're pretty large items.
Mulch and Landscaping Supply Deals
Home Depot and Lowe's periodically have super cheap mulch deals, with two-cubic-foot bags for as little as $2 each.
Sure enough, Lowe's has a sale featuring $2 bags of mulch right now, but be aware the product — Scotts Nature Scapes Triple Shred — gives you less mulch, as it comes in bags that measure only 1.5 cubic feet each. It's still a pretty good mulch deal, considering the regular list price is $4.97 per bag.
Home Depot has its normal mulch deal during the spring Black Friday sale, featuring bags of Vigoro mulch in brown, red, or black for $2 each — and yes, each bag contains a full two cubic feet of mulch.
Home Depot also has sales right now on landscaping supplies like Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed for $16.98 ($22.98 regularly) and Miracle-Gro potting soil mix for $6 ($9.47 regularly), while Lowe's has deals on items like Miracle-Gro garden soil ($2 per bag, down from $4.28 regularly and Spectracide Weed Stop ($5, down from $9.48).
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