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Published: May 23, 2019 5 min read

Memorial Day sales are in full effect at two stores that will help you tackle weekend projects this summer: Home Depot and Lowe's.

If you're in the market for a new lawnmower, barbecue grill, or patio set, right now's a great time to hunt for deals. There are also some excellent discounts on tools, paints, and stains. And of course there are mulch deals at Home Depot and Lowe's right now — because mulch sales, with discounts of nearly 50%, have become standard whenever these home improvement retail giants roll out a big sale.

Here are the best deals at Lowe's and Home Depot Memorial Day 2019 sales.

Lowe's Memorial Day Sale

You'll find everything from power tools to patio furniture on sale at the Lowe's Memorial Day 2019 sale, which began earlier this week but just added fresh deals starting on Thursday, May 23. For the most part, Lowe's Memorial Day sale deals are valid through Wednesday, May 29.

Lowe's Mulch Sale

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When Lowe's announces a big sale — for Memorial Day, Labor Day, or "Spring Black Friday" — a $2 mulch deal is usually part of the bargain. Sure enough, the Lowe's Memorial Day sale features $2 bags of mulch in red, black, or brown. The normal price for these 2-cubic-foot bags of hardwood mulch is $3.66 each, so the discount represents a savings of 45%.

Lowe's Outdoor Furniture Deals

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All sorts of patio furniture is on sale right now at Lowe's, with discounts of 10% to 20% off on tables, chairs, dining sets, and umbrellas. There are also Stackable Adirondack Chairs available in four different colors on sale for $14.98 ($17.98 regularly).

Lawnmowers and Outdoor Tools

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If yard projects are on the agenda over the holiday weekend, check out Lowe's deals on rakes, shovels, trimmers, pressure washers, leaf blowers, lawnmowers, and more. A Greenworks Combo Kit that includes an electric string trimmer and blower (and a rechargeable battery) is one sale for $199 — or 33% off the usual $299 price tag.

Home Depot Memorial Day Deals

The Home Depot Memorial Day 2019 sale features the usual assortment of discounts and deals on home improvement products, with a special emphasis on supplies and equipment for outdoor projects.

Home Depot Mulch Sale

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Home Depot's Vigoro mulch is selling for $2 per bag, a 40% discount off the regular price of $3.33 per bag. Each bag packs two cubic feet of mulch, and they are available in red, black, or brown.

Barbecue Grill Deals

If you're looking for the absolute cheapest price, the best time to buy a barbecue grill is probably at the end of summer or even in early fall, when they're on clearance sale. But if you want to buy a new grill in time to enjoy it in summer, Memorial Day presents a good opportunity to snag deals.

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Home Depot has plenty of grills on sale, including KitchenAid charcoal grill with foldable side shelves for $219 ($249 regularly), which comes with free shipping.

Sales on Lawn Mowers and Outdoor Power Equipment

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Dozens of lawn mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, chainsaws, and other equipment for landscaping and yard work are on sale at Home Depot right now. If you're in the market for several pieces of equipment at once, check out the Ryobi cordless trimmer-blower-hedge-trimmer combo on sale for $169 ($239 regularly).

Up to 40% off Patio Furniture

Home Depot has big discounts on many patio furniture sets right now, with sales of 25% to 40% off outdoor tables, dining sets, and other items from Hampton Bay and other brands.

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This Hampton Bay Laurel Oaks 7-piece dining set is priced at $499 during the Home Depot Memorial Day sale (down from $699 normally), while the Hampton Bay Riley 3-piece section set is also $499 (down from $799 regularly).

Paint Rebates

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Now through Monday, May 27, Home Depot is offering rebates on most paints and stains. You can get $10 back on most one-gallon cans, and a $40 rebate on any five-gallon bucket of qualifying paints and stains.