Welcome to Lowes Employees.com. Thanks for visiting our website. Take a look around. 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? Perhaps you’re just looking for some home improvement project advice. We have some great articles and product reviews too. We are not an official Lowes site. You can find Lowes Home Improvement at www.lowes.com. We are not affiliated with Lowes Home Improvement or Lowes.com. But we do work at Lowes.
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. Our most visited page is our Lowes job search page. We also have helpful resources, hints, product reviews and some great information by our Easy Expert staff. We have a Lowes Weed and Insect Control message board where you can view all the articles as a guest. Become member and you can post questions and replies.
A little bit about us. We are two married couples that also work at Lowes Home Improvement. That’s us in the picture! We love helping customers and talking about lawn and garden, home decor, tools, hints, and also sharing our experiences. We’re proud to work at Lowes! It’s a great company. We started this site to help everyone. Employees and customers. If you are a Lowes employee and looking for company links like myloweslife or your email, you will need to access those from work. We do not collect or require any visitor information and if you work at Lowes, we don’t collect any employee information either. If you are a Lowes customer, we’re glad you are here. Remember we are not an official Lowes site, so if you have a store concern. please contact your local store or call the Lowes Customer Care Line at 1-800-445-6937.
The Easy Expert Staff: Jim, Victoria, John and Rhonda
You probably have been asked at the checkout if you have a “MyLowes Card”. If you don’t have one, get one next time you shop at Lowes. Now before you say that Lowes is asking for too much information and you will get swamped with emails and your information will be stolen or sold to third parties, take a deep breath.
Yes, all of that could happen. Just like it could happen with your discount grocery card, your atm card or your credit card. I’m not just telling you to get one because I work at Lowes. If you can find an easier way to keep track of your Lowes purchases, besides putting your receipts in a shoe box, let me know. A MyLowe’s card allows you to view your complete purchase history online, including purchases made through Lowes.com and in-store transactions. Just scan the card or provide the telephone number with the account at the register whenever you make purchases in a Lowe’s store. All of your purchases made with the card are now at your fingertips. No more trying to remember what you bought, when you bought it, the size or color.
A MyLowe’s card isn’t the same as a Lowe’s Credit card. It is not a credit card and cant be used as one.
When to weed and feed your lawn? It depends really. Where you live, whether you have sun or shade, and lots of other things make a big difference in what your lawn needs. Most regions in the United States can apply weed and feed from March till November. A well-fed lawn is healthier, which means it has a better root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic and other stresses.
There are some simple rules to follow when choosing and applying your weed and feed products. Lowes can help you build a successful program specifically for your lawn with Scotts Turfbuilder and Sta-Green Fertilizer programs. And while fertilizing even once a year will improve the condition of the lawn, a well-fed lawn that receives 4 feedings a year will do much better. Use a 4 step program of feedings for best results, and follow the guide below.
Weed and Feed Basics and the 4 Step Process
Your soil supplies some of the nutrients that grass needs but most soils are not able to provide all of them during the entire growing season. Fertilizer helps your lawn stay healthy by promoting new leaf and root growth and will aiding in recovery from traffic and pest damage. A good weed and feed program will also help in reducing and controlling weeds and replacing lost nutrients.
Weed & feed is the generic name for a broad range of lawn chemical products designed to strengthen existing grass and kill off certain weeds. It generally improves your lawn’s ability to absorb water and food, and adds necessary nutrients which promote healthy growth. A healthy lawn discourages weed growth and enables a strong root system for your lawn.
The “weed” portion of weed and feed is one of a variety of broad leaf-targeted herbicides, usually Dicamba or 2,4-D, that attacks dandelions, dollarweed, and most other green leafy weeds. The chemical is applied to and absorbed by the leaves of the weed. The granules will not sit on grass blades, which is why weed and feed generally doesn’t kill grass unless it is incorrectly applied. There are also liquid forms of weed and feed that are generally applied with a sprayer.
The “feed” portion of weed & feed is a fertilizer that contains some combination of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium to green up your lawn. The exact blend of fertilizer ingredients varies by brand, but all products will contain some percentage of nitrogen. Some products also include additional benefits, such as timed-released nitrogen for extended feeding.
When to Weed and Feed Your Lawn Read More…
You really enjoy cooking on that new barbecue. Face it though, someone has to clean it. When barbecue season hits, you should always clean your grill to make sure your food tastes the best it can. Get your grill looking brand new in just 20 minutes. The tools you’ll need: work gloves, dish soap or bbq grill cleaner, foil, paper towels, a grill brush or grill pad, a bucket and stainless-steel or regular grill wipes.
It might sound like a chore, but its not. Grill cleaning should be done about every 10th time you grill in addition to cleaning the grates off each time you use it. Think of your grill like your stove in the kitchen. After cooking something on the stove you generally have to wipe up the spills. Its not any different with your grill. Here’s some easy steps to follow to enjoy years of great grilling. Read More…
An effective weed and feed fertilizer program begins early. Feeding your lawn in the spring strengthens roots and gets it off to a good start before the heavy growing season. Lowes weed and feed products from Scotts and Sta Green, that can be applied in the spring months of March, April and May include pre-emergent herbicides, post emergent weed and feed, and crabgrass control. Pre-emergents, like crabgrass preventer, work by stopping the seeds from germinating and must be applied early in the season. Weed & feed is designed to strengthen existing grass and kill off most weeds, like dandelions, at the same time. It also improves your lawn’s ability to absorb water and nutrients. Weed and feed will generally have a high percentage of nitrogen to help “green up” your lawn. It also has a weed killer that will target broadleaf weeds like dandelions and many others.
Weed preventers are not effective against weeds that have already begun to grow, so you must apply them before germination to gain any benefit. Crabgrass, the primary target of many lawn weed preventers, normally germinates just after forsythia blooms. When you notice forsythia bushes blooming (March to early May, depending on your region), its time to apply a Lowes crabgrass and weed preventer.
The two main types of spring weed and feed are:
1. Weed and feed products for early spring usually contain pre-emergent herbicides. They work by preventing weed seeds from sprouting, and they can be an effective way to control crabgrass and some broadleaf weeds. Except for crabgrass, most weeds don’t sprout in the early spring. They need the heat of late spring to early summer to begin growing. Start with Scotts Halts Crabgrass Preventer, Vigoro Crabgrass Preventer or Sta-Green Crabgrass Crab-Ex Preventer and Fertilizer. Apply in early spring to prevent crabgrass all season long. Most crabgrass preventers will also contain fertilizer so you are preventing weeds and giving your lawn its first application of fertilzer.
All fertilizers with crabgrass preventer are pre-emergent, which means they must be applied before the grass starts growing. Read More…
Apply Early Spring and get rid of crabgrass this year. Stop crabgrass before it invades and protect your lawn all season with Scotts Halts Crabgrass Preventer. Crabgrass control must happen in early spring. Once crabgrass starts growing, it becomes difficult to control, so it’s important to treat it early. Scotts Halts crabgrass preventer must generally be applied before grass has been mowed twice in the spring. This product also helps prevent the germination of other common grasses and weeds to promote a healthier-looking lawn. Even rain or snow and freezing temperatures will not hinder or change the performance of the product once applied.
Apply Scotts Halts Crabgrass Preventer in early spring, before any visible signs of crabgrass. Crabgrass seeds germinate when soil temperatures warm to 55 degrees Fahrenheit and remain warm for three to seven days. Soil temperatures generally reach this critical temperature when daytime temperatures range between 55 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Apply when grass is dry. See spreader settings above for the appropriate setting for your spreader. Product does not need to be watered in, but for best results, the lawn should receive 1/4 to 1/2 inch of water from rainfall or watering within 2-3 days after application. Read More…
Water can be a very dangerous threat to your home. Some homes have water that accumulates year round, while others only have problems with melting snow or heavy rainfall. There are a few rules to keep in mind about sump pumps. And a wet basement is going to cause all sorts of problems beyond water—rust, rot, mold, and unhealthy indoor air. Many homes now have a finished basement and the last thing you need is water or sewage infiltrating your basement living space. A simple flash flood or melting snow can easily transform your new carpeting into a moldy mess.
How a sump pump works. A sump pump removes groundwater that accumulates around your house. They are ideal for parts of the country that experience heavy rain and melting snow and are necessary for houses built on flat or low-lying areas. Its job is to help keep the area under the building dry and to prevent it from flooding. Usually, sump pumps are installed in specially constructed sump pits or crocks. Water flows into the sump pit through drains or by natural water migration through the soil. Sump pumps can save you thousands of dollars in damage when flooding occurs, and provide everyday protection from groundwater and accumulated moisture. Many basement water problems are really exterior drainage problems. Take a good look at the drainage around your home. Make sure gutters aren’t clogged and downspout extensions move rain water at least 4 ft. beyond the foundation and that the soil slopes away from the house. Read More…