After a long winter—especially if you live with kids—everyone in your household is probably ready to get outside. And if your family got into gardening last spring while stuck at home, you may be looking for some new projects. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Cinch Home Services, 54% of homeowners indicated that they would be making improvements to their property in 2021, with 35% of those being in their backyard.
This spring, home improvement chain Lowe’s is looking to take advantage of our interest in spending more time outside. “Spring just feels so metaphoric this year. Sort of this coming out of our winter, literally and figuratively,” Marisa Thalberg, Lowe’s executive vice president, chief brand and marketing officer said in an interview with USA TODAY. “We’re already seeing that interest starting to really build quickly as the weather is starting to get warmer in different parts of the country.”
To get new and existing customers to the store (or at least curbside), Lowe’s is giving away a different gardening kit each week in April. Here’s how to get one (or four).
How to get a gardening kit
This giveaway takes a little preparation—which is why we’re telling you about it now. You can’t just roll up to a Lowe’s and grab a free gardening kit; first you have to register for one. Registration for the kit-of-the-week (via Lowes.com) begins one week before each giveaway. So, the first kit will be available on April 8th, and you can register for one beginning on April 1st.
Here is the weekly schedule of what’s up for grabs in April:
- April 8: Recipes from cook and food stylist Amanda Frederickson
- April 15: “Mystery Garden Piñata” with mystery seed packets
- April 22: Free tree saplings for Earth Day
- April 29: Supplies to create a butterfly garden
It’s one of those “while supplies last” situation, so if you have your eye on one (or all) of these freebies, you’ll probably want to register early. The good news is, you won’t even have to go inside to get yours: the free Garden-to-Go kits will be available for curbside pick-up.