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 ideas 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.
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.
- Rakes and leaf bags
- Fall and Winter Fertilizer
- Weather stripping, air conditioner covers, caulking and foam insulation
- Downspout extensions, gutter cleaners and water blaster wands
- Smoke detectors, batteries and carbon monoxide detectors
- Humidifiers furnace filters
- Fire extinguishers and smoke alarms
- Clearance power equipment like lawn mowers, tractors, power washers and tillers
One word of caution when looking for clearance items at Lowes in September. Waiting for clearance can give you the absolute lowest price, but sometimes you will have to settle for what’s left. For example patio furniture this year will have a very limited selection compared to other years. I wrote about it here.
Usually, early September is a great time to buy patio furniture, but stores started lowering prices in early August this year.
Another tip for fall. September isn’t just a great time to buy flowers, trees and shrubs, it’s also a great time to plant them. This includes grass seed as well. Most people plant in the spring and enjoy the warmer temperatures and sun in the summer months, but root systems also expand well into the fall.
You can plant grass seed in most cool season states until early October. So continue to plant grass seed, perennials. shrubs and trees now, and you’ll get to enjoy them next year without all the work in the spring.
By Victoria Stone