Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with a Few Simple Steps

  Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with a Few Simple Steps

 Follows these tips from Lowe’s to makeover your home’s first impression in a
                               weekend or less

Business Wire

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- April 11, 2013

Spring has sprung, and warm weather is finally making its annual debut. Now’s
the time to get outside for the first cut of the season and add some color to
that winter-worn lawn. With a little help from Lowe’s your yard will make the
neighbors green with envy.

Gear up and get ready

Purchase a new lawn mower for easier cutting. The innovative Husqvarna AWD
Push Mower features more power than standard 2WD push mowers and a better
turning radius, which requires less work to get the job done. For larger yards
or avid outdoorsmen, the Raven 46-in. Hybrid Riding Lawn Mower provides hybrid
gas-electric power and a built in generator. Its ATV-style shocks, frame and
suspension system are capable of taking on tough terrain. With a top speed of
17 MPH you can get around your property faster and provide power to equipment
on the go.

For those looking for an environmentally friendly option, the new Greenworks
Push Mowers have a powerful 13-amp motor for excellent cutting. With 3-in-1
capabilities the Greenworks machines can mulch, bag or side discharge cut
grass.

If you aren’t in the market for a new mower, be sure to tune-up your existing
equipment by sharpening blades, tuning engines and restringing trimmers.

You’re only as good as your last mow

You may have to mow your lawn more often in the spring and summer since that’s
the time it’s actively growing. Just remember, never cut off more than
one-third of the grass blade when mowing the lawn. Cutting your grass too
short prevents maximum water absorption and increases the chances of weeds.
Also, be sure to mow when the grass is dry as the blades will be upright and
less likely to clump when cut.

Grass develops a grain based on your mowing direction and tends to lean toward
the direction you mow, so alternate your mowing pattern each time to help
cause more upright growth.

Build those beds

Plant early-season annuals and perennials in tones that reflect your
personality and group them by color with small plants in the front and taller
ones in the back. Lowe’s offers regional varieties of plants that will grow
best for the conditions in your area.And if your trees, shrubs or perennials
somehow don’t survive their first year, we’ll replace them free of charge;
just bring the plant and receipt to your local store.

When landscaping, selecting the right tools for the job means less work and
ensures your plants will heal more quickly. Hand pruners work well for small
jobs while loppers tend to help with larger projects. Keeping your tools clean
and sharp will extend the tool life and make cleaner cuts, saving you time and
money. Lowe's launched new Fiskars product in 2013 with fully hardened steel
blades and our exclusive DuraSharp coating, which cuts with less effort,
making it 3x easier.

Follow these tips as you embark on your first excursion into the season and
your yard will be spring-worthy in no time. Visit the Lowe’s How-To Channel on
YouTube for more tips on getting your outdoors ready for spring. For more
inspiring spring ideas and projects, visit LowesCreativeIdeas.com, or download
the free iPad app in the iTunes Newsstand, and follow Lowe’s on Facebook and
Pinterest.

About Lowe’s

With fiscal year 2012 sales of $50.5 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a
FORTUNE^® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at
more than 1,750 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and
Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the
second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information,
visit Lowes.com.

Contact:

Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Tara Gudger, 704-758-4152
tara.gudger@lowes.com
or
Jaclyn Pardini, 704-758-4317
jaclyn.pardini@lowes.com
 
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