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Welcome to Lowesemployees.com™. Take a look around. Perhaps you’re just looking for some home improvement project advice.  Maybe you are looking to start a career at Lowes and want some more information from the employees that work the front lines of retail?  We have some great articles and product reviews too. We are not an official Lowes site. You can find lowes employeesLowes Home Improvement at www.lowes.com. We are not affiliated with Lowes Home Improvement, but we do work at Lowes. And everyone can subscribe to our newsletter and have a chance to win our monthly Lowes Gift Card giveaway!
You have probably heard the saying that ” you don’t choose retail, retail chooses you”.  That’s us!  None of us planned a career in retail, but working at Lowes has made many things possible for us.  The hours are long and you have to work nights, weekends and holidays, but in the end, it is well worth it. Take a moment to look over our site.  We also have helpful resources, hints, product reviews and some great information.  Read more from Lowes Employees.com

Lowes Fathers Day Sale and Gift Ideas 2015

Fathers Day is June 21st and for dads who like to take on home improvement projects, Lowes Father’s Day gift ideas is all about new tools and accessories. Whether Dad needs new tools, a grill, mower or patio furniture, you’re sure to find the perfect gift idea for all his DIY needs. If you’re looking for the perfect Fathers Day gifts, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve gathered up all our top picks for gifts for Dad, from handy tools and yard gear to top grills to popular gadgets.  There are a lot of great ideas for Dad, whether you are shopping at Lowes or online. For Father’s Day, does he want electronics, DVDs or another tie? Maybe. But put a little thought into it this year! Shopping for dad can be hard and with Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s probably safe to say many of you still haven’t found the perfect gift. We have some fun and functional ideas that dad is sure to love!

Before you buy your dad another power drill for Fathers Day, decide what type of DIYer he is. Then let that be your guide. So whether you’ve got a sports-loving dad or a fixer-upper dad, Lowes has Fathers Day gift ideas you’ll love. Have a look around and find something special for Dad this Father’s Day.

If Dad is the rock of your hard-working family, he needs power tools that work just as hard that also make his life much easier. Lowes tool department is your one-stop shop for tools from the top brands at incredible Father’s Day special values on top of  everyday low prices. In fact, DEWALT tools, BOSCH tools, BLACK AND DECKER tools, PORTER CABLE tools or KOBALT tools are all probably on his wish list already.

As we continue into summer, you can’t forget that Fathers Day is coming up on Sunday, June 21st.  Stop into Lowes for some great ideas for dad to launch some projects or finish off his man-cave!
Don’t know what to get Dad this year? You cant go wrong with the basics: measuring tape, hammer, screwdriver set, ratchet set, flashlight and of course, A TOOL BOX!  Great ideas for dads whose tool collection has deteriorated over the years to a couple of old drill bits and a flathead screwdriver thrown in an old milk crate.

Lowes Fathers Day Gift Ideas from $10-$400.  

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Best Time To Buy At Lowes | What To Buy In June

Feeling the summer heat yet? June means warmer temperatures, graduations, Fathers Day, family reunions and much more.  June is a great month for deals at Lowes. Here are the best things to buy this month.  As graduation season draws closer, you’ll see a lot of sales for common graduation gifts. Kitchen tools and cookware are at the top of the list, so even if you aren’t heading off to college or moving  in to your first apartment,  take advantage of the sales to stock up on any must-have kitchen tools now.

Tools.  They make for some pretty good deals come Father’s Day. Whether you’re buying for dad, brother, uncle, friend or maybe yourself, take this opportunity to stock up on hand and power tools at Lowes. Make sure to shop just before Father’s Day for the best price and selection as some items will be limited quantity.  Tools rarely go on sale, except for Fathers Day and Christmas,  so this time of year tools are easy gifts for Father’s Day. Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase whatever tools you’ll need to make home repairs and improvements during the summer and fall months. There will be tool sales in June to entice shoppers to buy a turbo charged something or other for dad on Father’s Day, but your best advice is to keep it simple.  Don’t go overboard on expensive tool kits with pieces you never use.  Stick to power drills, socket sets, maybe a laser lever and don’t forget about a tool pouch or bag. Read More…

Summer Weed and Feed For June July and August

Can you apply weed and feed in the summer? The short answer is yes.  Feeding your lawn in the summer protects and strengthens it against insects, heat stress, drought and foot traffic problems.  Weeds will be harder to kill in the summer as many have developed a strong root system.  Examples of common broadleaf weeds are dandelions, clover, chickweed, wild violet, oxalis and thistle.
Broadleaf weeds are at their most vulnerable in the spring when they are growing fast, using nutrients through their roots and adsorbing water through their leaves.  But you can still apply a weed and feed fertilizer in June, July or August.  A more common problem in the summer is insect control, which I will discuss later in this article.

Through June, most weeds continue a very active growth phase. As the summer progresses, this changes. In July and throughout August, most weeds are slowing down or even stopping their growth.  The combination of less water available and light levels dropping back from their June peak will cause weeds to reduce any new growth.  A mixture of weed and feed with 2,4-D, dicamba,  onto leaves can take care of your weed problem.  Weed and feed products for broadleaf weeds are mixed products, though. They also contain nitrogen,  phosphorus, and potassium to promote a healthy lawn.  Here’s what  a typical weed and feed product contains.

Nitrogen (N), the first chemical listed, helps with plant growth. Nitrogen does a great job of promoting the green leafy growth of foliage, and provides the necessary ingredients to produce lush green lawns. Lawn fertilizers will frequently have a high first number for this purpose.  Weed and Feed generally has a high nitrogen level such as 28-0-3.

Scotts Turf Builder LowesPhosphorus (P), the middle number, is very effective at establishing growth below ground, in the form of healthy root systems. It is also mostly responsible for flower blooms and fruit production. You’ll notice that these fertilizers are usually for flowers, plants and trees, not for your lawn and have a high middle number. You will generally see this product listed as 15-30-15.

Potassium (K), the last number listed, is for overall plant health. This is primarily due to its ability to help build strong cells within the plant tissue. In turn, the plants withstand various stresses, such as heat, cold, pests, and diseases. For example, fall fertilizers can have a high component of potassium with ratio of  26-2-12. Read More…

Backyard BBQ Party Mount Rushmore List

There are few activities more American than a backyard cookout.  Bringing people, food and drinks together.  Of course you need a grill and a piece of meat to cook on it. Steaks, ribs, hamburgers and the classic hot dogs are all favorite summer bbq classics. Now its time to give us your Mount Rushmore of the Backyard BBQ Party!

Give me your four must haves for a successful barbeque get together.  Yup, just like the real Mount Rushmore has 4 Presidents, give me 4 things that make yours the envy of the neighborhood.  Maybe you prepare the best hamburger. Perhaps you have a marinade that is like no other.  Only you can get those rib eye steaks just right. Homemade lemonade or margaritas may be your specialty.

Meat may be the star attraction, but don’t forget side dishes. Maybe you prefer fish instead of meat. And of course something to quench your thirst.

bbq-grill-clip-art-free-231493BBQ and grilling has great moments. The sizzle of the steak when it hits the flame.  The burger that’s so juicy and drips down your chin. The sausage that pops  and crackles and that piece of chicken skin you give the taste test to. That feeling of accomplishment when everyone says, ” hey, these baked beans are awesome” or “give me some more of that please”.  You don’t have to submit four items.  Maybe you only have 2 or 3…but they are awesome.

Here is my Mt. Rushmore of the Backyard BBQ Party!

1.  Rib eye steak.  Marinated overnight with garlic, onion, red wine sauce and balsamic vinegar

2. Baked beans

3. Grilled corn on the cob

4. Hard lemonade.  I make some regular lemonade for the kids.  Then add a little vanilla vodka to it for the adults.  Does have a little kick to it. Click to submit your mount rushmore list!

Lowes Memorial Day Sale 2015 Garden, Tools, Appliances, Grills

Get ready for summer with the help of these Memorial Day deals at Lowes.  This is your best opportunity of the year to save on grills, patio, appliances, power equipment, lumber, fertilizer, mulch, and grass seed.
Many of these deals and special prices will be starting on Thursday and continuing on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Shop early and online for best selection and you can make sure everything is ready for sunshine and good times ahead!

Don’t forget Lowes Military Discount offered during Memorial Day weekend.
Lowe’s 10% Military Discount
  supports the men and women who are currently serving our country in the Armed Services and to honor Retired Veterans. This 10% discount is also extended to the immediate family of those who are currently serving, Retired Veterans, and VA Recipients.

What to look for this year:  Here’s our can’t miss deals for Memorial Day

  • American Flag: 36-in x 60-inch Flag. Item 83953.  Regular $9.97.  On sale $6.97
  • Lowes Premium Hardwood Mulch: in Black, Red and Brown, 5 bags for $10.
  • Char-Broil Advantage Grill:  Black/Stainless 4-Burner. 40,000-BTU Propane Gas Grill with Side Burner.Item 606688.  Model 463240015. Was $299.  Now $249.
  • Troy-Bilt TB240 Lawn Mower:  160cc 21-in Self-Propelled 3-in-1 Gas Lawn Mower with Honda Engine and Mulching Capability. Item 632482. Model: 12AVB2AQ711. Was $329. Now $296.
  • DEWALT: 20-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Combo Kit with Soft Case.  Item 589205.  Model: DCK240C2. Was $199.  Now $179 with free Jobsite Bluetooth speaker.
  • LG Washer: 4.1-cu ft High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer. Item #: 525683. Model: WT1101CW. Was $749. Now $579.
  • LG Dryer: 7.3-cu ft Electric Dryer. Item 525688. Model: DLE1101W. Was $749. Now $579.
  • Samsung Refrigerator:  28.15-cu ft French Door Refrigerator with Ice Maker. Stainless Steel. Item 545257. Model: RF28HMEDBSR.  Was $3298.  Now $2298.

Lowes memorial-day-flagPower Equipment:  FREE local delivery when you buy an in-stock riding mower $999 or more.  John Deere, Troy Bilt or Husqvarna through Memorial Day.

Patio: FREE Local Delivery on Patio Furniture $399 or more, Allen Roth, Style Selections, Garden Treasures, Oakland Living. Resin Adirondack Chairs $15.98

Patio Block and Stone: 20% off in stock stone, edgers, retaining wall and fire pit kits. Red or Gray 12″ square patio blocks, #19183 and 19184, regular $1.27, now .88 cents each.

Grills: FREE Local Delivery, Assembly &  Haul Away on Grills $399 or More.  Weber, Char Broil, Oklahoma Joes, Char Griller, Master Forge Read More…