Lowe's or Home Depot? Which is better for Gardening Tools/Supplies?
I'm wondering which of these two stores is better to go to for gardening tools and supplies. Someone help and tell me why!! :)
- DowlinggramLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Big box stores are not where I usually buy my gardening supplies, but I may buy a tool or 2 there is the quality and price is right. To buy good tools you need to look for the best price but the most important is the quality. Cheap poor quality tools just don't last. I found that out years ago after buying a new trowel just about every year. I splurged on a stainless steel one. I take good care of it and it has lasted 40 years.
I use 16 oz. disposable colored beer glasses for pots and I put holes in the bottom with a wood burning tool. @ $3 for 50 they are not even worth washing and sterilizing to use again. I also use plastic mushroom boxes and other plastic grocery containers for growing plants. The plastic biscuit containers make a good tray and humidity hood.
I buy my soiless pro mix at a local nursery and pay $30 for a 2.8 cubic feet of compacted mix. It is much cheaper than buying those small bags and as long as you keep it dry will last for years.
Many of my trays are from the grocery store garden center after they are finished selling flowers. They only throw them out anyway and are happy to give them to you..
My fertilizer may come from a big box store or anywhere else that has a good price.
To sum things up--buy quality tools--recycle anything you can and look for the cheapest price on the rest
- Anonymous5 years ago
Redcorn like Ye Old General Store most, but between two above, have to choose Home Depot.. Me likes the way their store is set up inside, better than Lowes.
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
Lowe's or Atwoods.I bought some composted manure from home depot and the bag was mostly clay and even had a six inch piece of 2x4 in it.I emailed Home Depot to complain and never got a reply.I won't go there again.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
They are comparable and have pretty much the same inventory. I'd just go to whichever one's the closest. I would pick one over the other if they happen to have a sale on something I want.Source(s): http://www.tigerfdn.com/
- 1 decade ago
,I would suggest Lowe's,the prices are better and its a much better store.Source(s): experience.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I suggest there is little difference.
- La Vie BohemeLv 71 decade ago
They are probably the same.