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lvssushi 273 38 April 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM in Home & Home Improvement More Lowe's Deals
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I was at Lowes today and saw that the Preen Mulch Plus Weed Barrier is on sale for 3 for $10 ($3.33) through 4/16. I have been looking at mulch waiting for a sale on the brown or black. Not the best price I've seen (think it was 4 for $10 last year), but for those who need to get mulching with the early spring this year not a bad deal.
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It was 4 for 10 last year.

If I recall it was something like 3 for $12 of the Scotts at HD. Then it was 3 for $10 for the Scotts at Lowes.

Then HD matched the 3 for $10 on the Scotts and Lowes gave them the middle finger and went 4 for $10 of the Preen.

I'm torn as to whether I should hold out for the 4 for $10 deal again. It's not a lock or anything that it'll happen and 3 for $10 isn't bad. Last year I needed about 150 bags of the stuff. This year I think I could get away with maybe 15-20 just to top off some areas.

Both my Preen and Scott wood chips that I put down have held up nicely. The coloring of the chips really makes them keep their color for awhile, compared to non-colored ones that grey out quickly.

Only problem is my stores aren't carrying any of the Preen. It's this "Premium" mulch crap...
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It was 4 for 10 last year.

If I recall it was something like 3 for $12 of the Scotts at HD. Then it was 3 for $10 for the Scotts at Lowes.

Then HD matched the 3 for $10 on the Scotts and Lowes gave them the middle finger and went 4 for $10 of the Preen.

I'm torn as to whether I should hold out for the 4 for $10 deal again. It's not a lock or anything that it'll happen and 3 for $10 isn't bad. Last year I needed about 150 bags of the stuff. This year I think I could get away with maybe 15-20 just to top off some areas.

Both my Preen and Scott wood chips that I put down have held up nicely. The coloring of the chips really makes them keep their color for awhile, compared to non-colored ones that grey out quickly.
yeah my brown preen from last year still looking good, holding out for 4 for 10 or bust.
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If I were to buy it at a good sale price and not open the bags until needed by storing them in the garage, how long would this stuff be "good" for?
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If I were to buy it at a good sale price and not open the bags until needed by storing them in the garage, how long would this stuff be "good" for?
I had 4 bags in my garage for several months. Just make sure you put it away dry and keep it dry and I think it'd be good for more or less indefinitely.

I could be wrong, but the stuff I pulled out was as good as new from what I could tell.
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I missed out on the 4 for $10 last year...ended up buying the "premium" mulch from Lowes. That formally black premium mulch is now a dark grey. I bought 30 bags today. Need about 100 more bags......maybe I'll wait through the weekend and see if any "price matching" happens. If not, then this isn't bad.
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I missed out on the 4 for $10 last year...ended up buying the "premium" mulch from Lowes. That formally black premium mulch is now a dark grey. I bought 30 today. Need about 100 more bags......maybe I'll wait through the weekend and see if any "price matching" happens. If not, then this isn't bad.
If you need about 100 bags why aren't you guys just ordering a truck worth. I got 10 cubic yards last year for $270. That's about $1 for a cubic foot... (a bag is generally about 2 CY)

Support the local economy, and get a little work out since you'll need a wheel barrel or something to move it around....
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If you need about 100 bags why aren't you guys just ordering a truck worth. I got 10 cubic yards last year for $270. That's about $1 for a cubic foot... (a bag is generally about 2 CY)

Support the local economy, and get a little work out since you'll need a wheel barrel or something to move it around....
Since you asked, to each his own.

I payed about $1 per CF last year at Lowes in late April 2011 ($2.10 per 2 CF bag; 64 CF total) for preen mulch and I didn't have to buy/rent/borrow a wheelbarrow and purchase preen. I imagine that I could have got it cheaper with a coupon. In addition, I personally feel that spreading bagged mulch saves time vs. dumped mulch.
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Since you asked, to each his own.

I payed about $1 per CF last year at Lowes in late April 2011 ($2.10 per 2 CF bag; 64 CF total) for preen mulch and I didn't have to buy/rent/borrow a wheelbarrow and purchase preen. I imagine that I could have got it cheaper with a coupon. In addition, I personally feel that spreading bagged mulch saves time vs. dumped mulch.
I agree!! I used mulch by the truckload for 2 years then went to using bagged mulch....MUCH easier to use the bagged mulch!!!
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Will this kill Japanese Yews (bushes)?
Yews spread fibrous roots close to the surface to get air.
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Will this kill Japanese Yews (bushes)?
Yews spread fibrous roots close to the surface to get air.
Here is the link for the checker to verify if our plant is compatible:
http://www.preen.com/products/preen-mulch-plus

According to that site, you can use it around yews.
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I had 4 bags in my garage for several months. Just make sure you put it away dry and keep it dry and I think it'd be good for more or less indefinitely.

I could be wrong, but the stuff I pulled out was as good as new from what I could tell.
Thanks for the advice. The first few bags I had purchased a couple weekends ago were very "wet". I'm not sure if it was because of the type I purchased, or what. How would I put it away dry if it comes wet?
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Thanks for the advice. The first few bags I had purchased a couple weekends ago were very "wet". I'm not sure if it was because of the type I purchased, or what. How would I put it away dry if it comes wet?
That's kind of the problem. Once it's wet I don't know if it really dries until you put it out. You could try leaving it in the sun and make sure the bag is open in a few places so the moisture can get out.

I brought home some wet stuff and put in my garage. Some water leaked out and that spot in my garage is still stained a bit brown EEK!

Try pulling from an inside area. More likely to be dry. I don't know if it being wet would truly cause a problem but I wouldn't want a wood product to be wet for an extended period of time (months) just to be safe.

It's crazy but the wet bags felt like they weighted 50 lbs while the dry bags weighed 5-10 lbs. You should be able to easily figure out which bags are wet and which ones aren't.
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Thanks lyssushi.
If I type "yew" it says it's NOT compatible.
If I type "japanese yew" it says it's compatible.
Will they plant rows of 30+ year bushes for me if it kills them?
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