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Lowe’s Spring Sale — also known as SpringFest as Lowe’s started calling it in 2021 — is one of their best sales of the year if you’re looking to get materials for DIY projects or upgrade your garden, grill, and patio. Not only that but it’s one of the best times of year to buy mulch. Expect Lowe’s mulch sale prices you can stock up on, plus some insights about how to figure out how much mulch you need for your project.

I dug into four years of Lowe’s Spring Black Friday sales data, and the history has a lot to teach us when we’re looking to score the best deals.

The information below is everything you need to know to get the most out of the Spring Black Friday deals at Lowe’s — starting with when we’re expecting to see the next sale:

 

1. Lowe’s Spring Black Friday sale begins on the first Thursday in April.

A graphic showing the predicted start date of the Lowe's Springfest sale of 2023 to be April 6th

Lowe’s Spring Sale began on April 7 in 2022. In fact, every year since 2019, Lowe’s has kicked off their Spring Black Friday sale on the first Thursday of April, and it’s lasted exactly two weeks. In 2022 it lasted twice as long.

Watch for Lowe’s Spring Fest to run for almost a month in 2023, starting Thursday, April 6.

 

2. Expect Lowe’s Spring Black Friday sale, or Spring Fest 2023, to run for almost a month.

Someone holding a printed ad for Lowe's Springfest 2022

In 2022, for the first time, the Lowe’s Spring Sale lasted for a full four weeks from April 7 – May 4, 2022.

The best Lowe’s Spring Black Friday deals, like $2 bags of mulch, are only available during the first week of the sale. Plan to shop right when the sale begins.

 

 

3. This is the best Lowe’s mulch sale of the year — $2 a bag during the Spring Sale.

A bag of Premium brown mulch sitting on the ground in front of a pallet full of more bags of mulch in the Lowe's Garden Center

A 2-cubic foot bag of mulch at Lowe’s normally costs about $3.50 each. But we see the lowest mulch price of the year during Spring Black Friday. The sale price will be something like five bags for $10, bringing the price per bag down to $2 each. You can get this mulch price online or in the store during the first week of the sale. After that, prices will go up to $2.98 per bag, still cheaper than full price but not as hot as $2 per bag!

Wood mulch is always cheaper than rubber. Aim to pay no more than $1.70 per cubic foot. The mulch price during Lowe’s Spring Sale is certainly in that range at just $1 per cubic foot.

If you’re trying to figure out how much mulch you need to buy during this sale, use this mulch calculator. You can buy up to 25 bags per transaction during Lowe’s Spring Fest.

Find out more about how to save on mulch.

 

4. Expect Lowe’s Miracle Grow to be Buy 3, Get 3 Free during Spring Fest 2023.

Bags of Miracle Gro garden soil stacked on a pallet in the Lowe's Garden Center

In 2021 and 2022, Miracle-Gro at Lowe’s was marked down to a little over $2 per bag. In 2022 it was $2.29 each when you bought six bags. This was thanks to a “Buy 3, Get 3 Free” sale.

Miracle-Gro all-purpose potting soil at Lowe’s normally costs $4.58 per 0.75 cubic foot bag. Plan to stock up for the whole season during this sale, since you have to buy six bags to get the discounted price anyway.

This deal has historically only been available in stores.

 

5. In 2022 Lowe’s hanging flower baskets weren’t marked down as much as usual.

flower baskets hanging at lowes garden center with yellow and purple flowers in them

The 1.5-liter hanging flower baskets usually go for around half-price during Lowe’s Spring Black Friday. But in 2022, for the first time, they were only 20% off. Still a discount but not quite as exciting as in years prior.

You could get these baskets for $12 (regularly $14.98) during 2022’s Spring Sale. We looked at hanging flower basket prices at Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Walmart, Costco, and more.

And if you love flowers, watch for 4-packs of annuals for $2 (regularly $2.98) during the spring sale too. See this week’s best Lowe’s deals on KCL.

Watch for a sale price like this or one on 6-pack annuals during Lowe’s Spring Fest 2023.

 

 

6. Take advantage of Lowe’s price match policy if you miss any Spring Black Friday deals.

A person looking at a Blink video doorbell inside Lowe's

Didn’t find the deal you were looking for during Spring Black Friday? Lowe’s price matches tons of competitors, including:

  • Amazon
  • The Home Depot
  • Ace Hardware
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Best Buy

Just show proof of the lower price (a local ad or smartphone browser image) and they’ll match an identical item as long as it’s not part of a seasonal promotion like a Spring Black Friday or the like.

 

7. Return all dead trees, shrubs, and perennials within a year.

A person standing in line for the customer service desk at Lowe's, holding a dead plant.

Did the plants you got from Spring Black Friday meet a tragic end? Lowe’s plant return policy eases the pain — you’ve got a year to return any shrub, perennial, or tree that’s died. For any other plant, you’ve got 90 days.

 

 

Best Lowe’s Spring Black Friday Deals From 2022

Bonnie Plants vegetables on a display outside of a Lowe's
  • Bonnie Select Vegetables and Herbs, 19.3 oz, $4 (regularly $4.78)
  • Style Selections Oakdale 4-Piece Wicker Patio Conversation Set With Cushions, $498 regular price
  • HGTV Home By Sherwin-Williams Showcase Satin Interior Paint + Primer, 2 gallons, $76.46 (regularly $101.96)
  • Oldcastle Planter Concrete Retaining Wall Block, $2.50 (regularly $3.38)
  • Portfolio White Outdoor LED Edison String Lights, 24 feet, $34.98 (regularly $39.98)
Lowe's Spring Black Friday Dates, Strategies, and Stock-Up Prices