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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 lowesemployees Welcome to Lowes Employees.comLowes 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

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

The best time to buy at Lowes in September. Summer has come to a close, and we’re getting closer to those Black Friday deals.  But September has its own deas  including Labor Day weekend sales!  Lowes Garden centers will be looking to move as many summer plants and shrubs just after Labor Day, as the weather cools and fewer people want to work in their yards.  Not as much in the south or west, but expect to find great deals on trees, plants and shrubs as summer comes to an end., especially in mid to late September.

Be on the lookout for any summer related power equipment and floor displays.  Lowes will have snowblowers on the sales floor soon, so you can get some great deals on lawn mowers, power washers, garden tractors, edgers and blowers. Don’t be afraid to ask for a little discount if you are willing to take a floor model or out of the box display.  Here are some more items to buy in September at Lowes. Read More…


Applying Fall Weed and Feed Fertilizers for September and October

Fall Weed and Feed and When To Apply A Fall Fertilizer.  It is often overlooked, but fall can be the best time to apply fertilizer. If you take care of your lawn this fall, you will have less work to deal with come spring.  A fall feeding builds strong roots and protects the lawn for winter, so you’ll have a healthier lawn next year. Fall is also a good time to kill weeds in your lawn. You may need to simply feed your lawn with fertilizer or apply a fall weed and feed product to kill weeds also.  Lowes has two products to help your lawn as the fall season begins; Scotts TurfBuilder Winterguard Fall and Winter Fertilizer and Sta-Green Winterizer Fertilizer. Both are available in regular or weed and feed versions.  You can help your lawn continue to look its best when you  apply a fertilizer  to your lawn in September or October.  Many fall or winterizing fertilizers are higher in potassium than regular fertilizer or lawn food. Potassium is the nutrient that makes grass more winter hardy.

The first thing to understand about any fertilizer is the formula, which is represented by three numbers, such as 28-0-5 or 26-2-12. The first number is nitrogen, which promotes lawn blade and foliage growth.  If you want a dark green lawn, use a lawn fertilizer that’s high in nitrogen.  The second number stands for phosphorus, which helps new lawns get established and also helps plants and shrubs root growth. Because of the concern for excess phosphorus in lakes and rivers from fertilizer, many states now restrict or reduce phosphorus content in fertilizers. The third number is for potassium or potash, it guards against diseases, aids in drought protection and also serves a role in improving root development. Each number represents the percentage of that nutrient.  For example a bag of 10-10-10 fertilizer contains 10 percent nitrogen, 10 percent phosphate and 10 percent potassium or potash.

What Kind and When to Apply Fertilizer in the Fall:

lawnfertilzermap Applying Fall Weed and Feed Fertilizers for September and OctoberSo what kind of fertilizer should you apply in the fall and when do you apply it? Follow the same guidelines as you do in the spring.  If you have weeds, use a fall weed and feed product.  If weeds are not a problem, use a fall fertilizer only.  Remember that the most important nutrient for a fall fertilizer or fall weed and feed is nitrogen. Make sure to use a high-nitrogen fertilizer.  Scotts Turf Builder WinterGuard With Plus 2 Weed Control has a ratio o 26-2-12.  Lowe’s exclusive brand of non-phosphorus Sta Green Winterizer has a ratio of 22-0-14. Read More…

Staples Rebate on 3 Packs of Multipurpose Paper

Staples $15.58 rebate thru September 6, 2014.  I did a little shopping this morning and stopped in at Staples.  They’re not giving away copy paper, but this is a deal I couldn’t pass up.  It’s multipurpose paper that does a great job for basic printing and copies.  With school about to start,  anyone with kids in elementary to college will need plenty of copy paper.

This Staples deal is buy one and get two free with mail in or online rebate.  The rebate will be in the form of a prepaid Visa card.  Here’s the information from Staples.  Its only good from August 31st till September 6th 2014.  Product item is 513099 and rebate offer number is 14-97568 on Staples.com.  Here’s the link:

www.stapleseasyrebates.com/staples/promodetail  ( I have to click on the link twice to make it work.  I thinks its Staples.com problem, not me! )

staplespaper 150x150 Staples Rebate on 3 Packs of Multipurpose PaperPurchase must be made between 08/31/14 and 09/06/14. Requests MUST be submitted online or postmarked within 60 days from date of purchase. To submit online go to www.stapleseasyrebates.com and follow the instructions. To mail rebate: STAPLES STORE PURCHASE: Send only the completed rebate redemption form printed from the cash register. You may also send the submission form printed from www.stapleseasyrebates.com, or the PDF submission form provided by a Staples store along with your rebate receipt. Offer valid in U.S. only. Good for actual purchases by end users; excludes resellers and distributors of products and their families. You should receive your rebate within 4-6 weeks after claim is received. Read More…

Lowes Labor Day Sale 2014 Appliances Tools and Paint

End your summer with Lowes Labor Day Sale and Special Values.  Labor Day marks the end of summer and brings in the autumn season.  The national holiday is a time for a break from work, a final summer barbeque and some great deals at major retailers.  Sale prices are good August 28th through September 3rd.

But Labor Day isn’t all about grilling burgers and bargain shopping. This American holiday, annually observed on the first Monday in September, commemorates the economic and social contributions of the labor force. The holiday pays tribute to the overall achievements of American workers.  The first Labor Day was celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City. Read More…

Compare Home Depot and Lowes Labor Day Sale 2014

During the Home Depot Labor Day Sale, you can save on everything from appliances, to paint, to home organization and tools.  More than likely you can also take some free classes during the Home Depot Labor Day hours as well. The Home Depot Labor Day specials are in effect until September 2nd, so you don’t have to run out right this minute to take advantage of the specials.  Most stores will be closing at 8pm on Labor Day.

“Count on The Home Depot for big savings during Labor Day weekend on storage products, furniture, moving supplies, security systems and more to help get your house in order and contain clutter. With  everyday low prices on the brands you trust, we make it easy to get the boxes, racks, totes, shelves, and other products you want and need for your home.”

So why would I put Home Depot labor day promotions on my site?  When it comes to home improvement, with all things being equal, most customers tend to go with the lowest price.  However, having the lowest price doesn’t mean you are getting the best value.  As far as shopping holidays go, Labor Day weekend often gets lost in the mix after Black Friday and even Memorial Day. But Labor Day, it turns out, could be one of the most underrated shopping holidays of the year. Read More…