Get Your Garden Growing with $2 Mulch and a Mint Julep Tea Rose Plant

By Joshua Nichol-Caddy, dealnews contributor

After the coldest March on record, we are happily embracing 60-degree weather again! And accordingly, it's finally time to put our green thumbs into action. To help you cultivate a beautiful backyard and green garden for spring and beyond, we've rounded up some hot garden deals that include Ace Hardware's Red Hot Buys sale, a lovely Mint Julep Tea Rose Plant, and an assortment of $2 bags of mulch.

  1. Ames 4-Cubic Foot Lawn Cart
    Store: Home Depot
    Price: $19.88 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $71

    Is It Worth It? Avoid making constant trips between the rose bushes and the tool shed — or the house and the pool — with this lawn cart, which can carry up to 250 lbs. in its 4-cubic-foot scoop. It is available through this Editors' Choice deal for under $20, which ties our mention from last year.

    Don't live near to a Home Depot? Ace Hardware also offers the Smart Cart 4.5-Cubic-Foot Lawn Cart with in-store pickup for $29.99 (a low by $10). It also has a payload capacity of up to 250 lbs.

  2. Craftsman CX Series 21" Rear Wheel Drive Lawn Mower
    Store: Sears
    Price: $344.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $5
    Expires: April 13

    Is It Worth It?: The 3-in-1 deck and six variable speeds of this lawnmower will certainly make cutting your grass easier. Even better, this power mower arrives fully assembled and for the low price of $344.99. Just sign in to your Craftsman Club account to see this price. (Not a member? Click here to sign up for free.) The deck design of this mower allows for more precise trimming and edging, and it can cut any lawn or grass type at six different lengths, ranging from 1.25 to 3.75 inches.

  3. Scotts Earthgro Mulch 2-Cubic-Foot Bag
    Store: Home Depot
    Price: $2
    Lowest By: $1

    Is It Worth It?: Mulch for less money! Head to your local Home Depot to pick up this Editors' Choice deal. Made from 100% shredded wood, this ground cover is available in Brown or Red, and is a great way to put the finishing touches on any garden.

    Also available is Premium Hardwood Mulch 2-Cubic-Foot Bag in Brown for $2 with free in-store pickup. And if your plants need more than mulch to thrive this growing season, Miracle-Gro Garden Soil 1-Cubic-Foot Bag is available for $2.50 (a low by $3). (Lowe's charges the same price.) Its mix of forest products, sphagnum peat moss, and manure is just what the botanist ordered.

  4. Mint Julep Tea Rose Plant
    Store: Collections, Etc.
    Price: $12.99 with $3.94 s&h via coupon code "3P11C1C"
    Lowest By: $5

    Is It Worth It?: This beautiful rose bush can grow up to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide, and is perfect for staying on budget next Valentine's Day. This tea rose bush is a hybrid that produces large, fragrant blooms that predominantly Yellow and tipped with shades of Lime Green and will blooms throughout the summer and into fall.

  5. Ace Hardware Red Hot Buys Sale
    Price: From $3.99
    Shipping: Free in-store pickup
    Expires: April 30

    Is It Worth It?: If this summer is as dry as last year, that gorgeous rose bush won't bloom long without a steady water supply. Make watering your garden plant easier with the Suncast Hose Mobile Hose Reel Cart (pictured) for $24.99 and an Ace Flexogen 5/8" 100-Foot Garden Hose for $24.99 via $10 rebate. These garden necessities are a part of Ace Hardware's Red Hot Buys Sale, which is discounting a variety of yard tools and accessories to a number of price-lows. See all of what the Ace Hardware sale has to offer here.

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Miracle grow-Lowes has it cheaper, its on sale. i got the miracle grow garden soil yesterday (1 cubic ft.) for $2 each. only bought two b/c i didnt need it at the time but anticipating planting a small tree soon. pretty good price, but they were running low already.