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Lowe’s SpringFest sale is one of the best Lowe’s sales all year. If you’re looking for mulch, Miracle-Gro, outdoor power equipment, or other lawn and garden needs, SpringFest is a must-shop for the best savings of the season. Not only is it one of the best mulch sales (even better than Home Depot’s), but the deals on annuals, perennials, and hanging flower baskets don’t get much better. You’ll even find discounts beyond the Garden Center, like up to 40% off select patio furniture and deals on top tools.

Don’t forget to check out the SpringFest Steals featured in each wave of the sale. In 2023, Lowe’s even ran a SpringFest Sweepstakes through April 26 where you had the chance to win up to $500 in gift cards. From the best SpringFest deals to freebies and easy $10 coupons, this is everything you need to know about Lowe’s SpringFest sale this year.


1. Lowe’s SpringFest 2024 sale will likely start on Thursday, March 28.

a person picking out flowers at lowes

We predict the next Lowe’s SpringFest sale will start on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

Lowe’s used to kick off SpringFest on the first Thursday in April. But in 2023, the sale started a week earlier, on Thursday, March 30, 2023. This gave Lowe’s an immediate edge over Home Depot, who started their spring sale two weeks later. We think they’ll hold up the same pattern for the next sale, too.

You can expect SpringFest to last for about a month, with different deals and sale prices featured in each weekly Lowe’s ad. The best offers are in stores (usually at the Garde Center), but Lowe’s will also have select deals online.

Related: Want to know how Home Depot competes with Lowe’s SpringFest? Here are all the Home Depot Spring Sale details you need for 2023.


2. Lowe’s released three waves of deals during SpringFest 2023.

Someone holding a printed ad for Lowe's Springfest 2022

Lowe’s broke up their SpringFest sale into three waves in 2023, with deals running from March 30 through May 3. But some deals will only be available during the first or second wave of the sale. Others are available for the full length of the sale.

Here’s how Lowe’s SpringFest sale 2023 broke down:

  • First Wave: March 30 – April 12, 2023
  • Second Wave: April 13 – 26, 2023
  • Third Wave: April 27 – May 3, 2023


3. The best SpringFest 2023 deal were the $2 bags of wood mulch.

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

Lowe’s brought back their “5 for $10” deal on premium wood mulch in 2023, which brought your cost per bag down to just $2 (regularly $3.98). Usually, you don’t need to buy five bags to get the $2 sale price. You’ll still pay $2 per bag even if you pick up just one or two bags. As always, SpringFest is one of the best mulch sales you’ll find all year at Lowe’s.

Related: We dug into the battle of Lowe’s Garden Center vs. Home Depot Garden Center to show you which store is cheapest!


4. Get a coupon for $10 off $75 purchases if you attend Lowe’s workshops and events.

a Lowe's coupon for $10 off $75 purchases from attending a Spring Fest Garden Tour at Lowe's

Lowe’s runs multiple workshops and events through April. If you attend, you can easily snag a $10 off Lowe’s coupon. You can also attend any of Lowe’s Kids Workshops to earn a $10 coupon.

All you have to do is register online and attend the event at your local store. Lowe’s will email you a coupon for $10 off your next $75 purchase, which is good to use on all the incredible SpringFest deals this year!

TIP: In 2023, you’d get the same coupon if you registered for Lowe’s Mother Day giveaway and picked the free flowering annual up on May 14!


5. In 2023 some of the best plant deals were on 1-pint annuals, 2.5-quart perennials, and Bonnie veggie and herb plants.

A hand holding up an 11.7 oz Bonnie Vegetable Plant at Lowe's during the spring sale

Naturally, Lowe’s drops prices on a variety of plants for SpringFest, but the best deals are always in stores. If plants are what you’re after this year, head to your nearest Lowe’s Garden Center for the biggest savings.

In 2023, Lowe’s dropped a bunch of bundle deals on annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, and hanging flower baskets. One of the best SpringFest 2023 deals was the “4 for $5 annuals” offer (giving you a price of $1.25 each).

Top Lowe’s SpringFest Plant Deals of 2023:

  • 4 for $5 Annuals – $1.25 each (reg. $2.28) *in stores only
  • 3 for $12 Bonnie Vegetable & Herb plants – $4 each (reg. $5.48) *in stores only
  • 2 for $12 Perennials – $6 each (reg. $8.48) *in stores only
  • 2 for $20 Hanging Flower Baskets – $10 each (reg. $15.98) *in stores only


6. Shop Lowe’s SpringFest Steals online for limited-time weekly savings.

lowes char broil grills

New to the 2023 sale is Lowe’s SpringFest Steals, aka short-term deals on a bunch of individual products for spring. The steals include grills, ladders, pavers, fertilizers, and more. You can shop for the below SpringFest Steals online, but some items (like plants) are in-store only.

Best Online SpringFest Steals from 2023:

  • EGO 56-volt 15-in Telescopic Cordless String Trimmer – $199 (reg. $219)
  • Char-Broil Performance Series Gray 4-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill – $199 (reg. $229)
  • Craftsman 20-Volt Max Cordless Power Equipment Combo Kit – $99 (reg. $149)
  • Oldcastle 8-in x 6-in x 8-in Tan Concrete Retaining Wall Block – $2.50 (reg. $3.38)
  • Free Gift With Purchase ($36.98 Value): Scotts Triple Action Weed & Feed Fertilizer – $34.98
  • Allen + Roth 9-ft Black Auto-tilt Market Patio Umbrella – $79 (reg. $89)


7. Save up to 40% on outdoor patio furniture, lighting, and grills during the sale.

Patio furniture on display at Lowe's

The first two weeks of the sale are when you’ll find the best deals on all things outdoors, like patio furniture, outdoor lighting, and grills for the summer season.

Last year, select patio furniture and accessories at Lowe’s were 40% off, plus outdoor lighting will be up to 35% off through April 5.

Select grills and accessories were also up to 35% off, with deals running through April 12.



8. Expect to spend at least $45 online to get Lowe’s free shipping during the spring sale.

a laptop with the lowes website pulled up

Lowe’s doesn’t usually lower their standard free shipping minimum for their spring sale. So if we can expect the same for 2023, you’ll have to spend at least $45 online to qualify for Lowe’s free shipping. But don’t forget — you can always buy online and pick up your order in-store for free.

Some deals will be online only, like up to 20% off Floor and Wall Tiles, through April 5. But for the most part, the best SpringFest deals at Lowe’s are almost always in stores. So instead of spending more to reach the free shipping minimum, stop by your local Lowe’s to pick up bigger savings for spring.


9. Enter Lowe’s SpringFest Sweepstakes for the chance to win a Lowe’s e-gift card for up to $500.

A Lowe's SpringFest 2023 sweepstakes sign in store at Lowe's

Lowe’s gave away $150,000 in e-gift cards from April 17 – 26, 2023. To enter, you can either make a purchase and upload your receipt online or mail in a form (without ever making a purchase). You also have the chance to score three bonus entries and increase your chances of winning.

We have all the details and the official 2023 rules right here: Lowe’s SpringFest Sweepstakes: Enter for the Chance to Win Up to $500.


10. Return your dead plants to Lowe’s for up to a year after you buy them.

a person standing in line holding a plant waiting to return it at Lowes

Lowe’s return policy gives you a whole year to return plants, which is super handy when it comes to your SpringFest buys.

For all trees, shrubs, and perennials, Lowe’s gives you 365 days to make your return — just as long as you hold on to your original receipt. They’ll accept your return and give you a refund for all plants in this category, dead or alive.

All other plants fall under their 90-day return policy, which is still plenty of time to get your money back. If you’re like me and struggle to keep your plants alive, this policy is pure gold.


11. Lowe’s hosted an online SpringFest scavenger hunt on Easter (with the chance to claim a promo code for 80% off).

A screenshot of a Lowes.com banner during the Golden Gables scavenger hunt online

Lowe’s made SpringFest even bigger in 2023 with a 1-day-only online scavenger hunt. The online event took place on Easter Sunday (April 9, 2023) while Lowe’s stores are closed for the holiday. All you had to do is hunt for the Golden Lowe’s Gables across items on the Lowe’s site. If you found one, claim it to get a promo code for 80% off that item. You just had to shop and use your promo code that same day!

How the Golden Gable Hunt worked:

  • Starting at 2 p.m. ET on April 9, Lowe’s added a “golden Lowe’s gable” to 25 items for sale on Lowes.com.
  • The first 50 customers to find and claim a Golden Gable item on Lowe’s.com got a promo code for 80% off, valid that day only.
  • The Golden Gable Hunt ended at 11:59 ET the same day or when all promo codes were claimed (whichever came first).
  • The 80% off promo code only worked on the item you found the Golden Gable on.

Golden Gable Hunt rules:

  • You must have a Lowes.com registered account to participate.
  • Promo codes were available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
  • A total of 1,250 promo codes (50 for each Golden Gable item) were available.
  • There was a limit of one (1) promo code per Golden Gable Item per person.
  • Winners could only use their 80% off promo code on April 9, 2023.
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