Lowe’s Buying Guide: 5 Products to Elevate Your Landscape
Over the past year, our homes have become our oasis as we’ve navigated living through a pandemic. With being at home more, outdoor spaces have become the “escape” we didn’t know we needed. If you’re ready to improve your outdoor living space even further, these 5 landscaping products will refresh and add value to your home as well as turn it into a more functional, enjoyable area.
Whether you’re looking to completely transform your outdoor space or make a few adjustments to make it more comfortable, Lowe’s has a variety of products available to liven up your outdoor living. We’ve put together a list of 5 Lowe’s products to help you spruce up your landscape and make you the envy of the neighborhood.
1. Did You Say Glowing Rocks?
Yes, that’s right. We’re talking about glowing rocks! These Glow in the Dark Stone by Nature Spring are a fun way, albeit out of the box, way to light up your garden beds. They start out white during the day, absorbing the sun’s UV rays (note they can also absorb Fluorescent, UV or LED light). Then as the sun sets and turns into dusk they begin to transition into a subtle blue glow. These rocks can be placed anywhere in your landscape but their stand-out uses are defining pathways and as ground cover in garden beds. There’s two different approaches to explore when it comes to actually implementing these glow in the dark pebbles. You could go all in on the magical aesthetic and use solely these beautiful stones in your landscape. Or you could mix these rocks in with traditional river rocks for a subtle wow factor when the moon is out. Either way, this unique product is a crowd-pleaser.
2. Put a Ring On It
Having a full and luscious tree is every homeowners’ goal. It’s not easy to keep a tree healthy so if you’ve found the magic combination of care, stick with it! But the catch-22 of a mature tree can be found at the shade-covered base’ bare ground. When sunlight can’t filter through the dense leaves, your grass may suffer. One option for hiding that sparse area is ground cover held in place with a steel tree ring.
Tree rings, like this Colmet Green Powder Coat Steel Landscape Tree Ring, help you create a bed around the base of your tree while defining your trees in a modern yet functional way. The pre-curved design helps you seamlessly connect to other sections and get the job done right. Installation is a breeze. Helpful hint: ask a store associate to show you the wider range of steel finishes online and create a special order! Once your tree ring is installed, fill the area with your choice of ground cover; consider mulch, flowers, or pebbles.
3. Decor With Purpose
If you’re looking for something that is functional yet beautiful to look at (plus add curb appeal), then look no further. The 17-in Blue Ceramic Barrel Garden Stool is the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal. Who doesn’t love a product with dual purpose? We recommend using this stool as a multipurpose piece in the entryway of your home near your landscaping.
Eye-catching focal point aside, this ceramic barrel can be used as a chair for removing muddy shoes before going inside, a resting place for groceries as you finagle your house key into the lock, or provide an excellent hiding spot for all the packages being delivered to your house. This is particularly helpful given that 2020, the year of the pandemic, drove more shoppers online, meaning more packages delivered to our front doors. Furthermore, statistics are showing that the ecommerce habits we’ve adopted to compensate for social distancing are here to stay. You can fight porch pirate temptation and elevate your entryway with this single addition to your landscape.
4, Sleek Steel for Your Space
When you hear “steel”, what do you think of first? Infrastructure? Appliances? Building materials? Steel is one of the most widely used metals in the world and used to create an incredibly varied range of products. This is because steel is a versatile, durable, and flexible substance. One of the areas in which steel shines is landscaping, specifically edging!
You know that every landscape needs some type of edging but the 8-ft Black Powder Coat Steel Landscape Edging at Lowe’s is an absolute showstopper. The black powder coat finish really pops and lasts for years; no need to worry about color fading or changing over time. Plus, this steel is specifically designed for easy bending and shaping while being rigid enough to form straight lines. The sky’s the limit when it comes to using steel edging to shape your landscape.
While we are partial to the black textured finish, this steel edging is available in many different colors and finishes. Ask your Lowe’s associate to help you place an order for one of the exclusively online colors or Find Colmet Steel Edging at your local Lowe’s Home here.
5. Add A Water Feature
There’s something about water that is entrancing; it’s why we can stare out at an ocean without blinking; it’s why rain feels good for the soul. Adding a water element to your landscaping can bring this serene feeling of calm to your everyday life. Lowe’s carries one of our all-time favorite outdoor water fountains, the Teamson Tiered Outdoor Fountain. This fountain features multi-tiered design in a deep red with a black gradient finish. But the real unique factor with this garden decor is the built-in LED lighting that shines through the pools of water. This simple touch creates a tranquil ambiance that holds your attention. The gently splashing water, from tier to tier, gives off relaxing, rhythmic sounds.
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The right landscaping can boost your home’s curb appeal and provide an outdoor escape that enhances your life. Your landscape design has endless possibilities. Whether you’re a fan of the modern, the classical or the contemporary, this collection of landscaping products from Lowe’s can elevate your landscape.