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6 tips to take your spring DIY projects from weeds to blooms

(BPT) - The spring is a great time of year to start tackling the DIY projects you've been putting off all winter. If you plan to roll up your sleeves this season, you're part of a growing trend. DIY projects top many spring to-do lists this year and outdoor projects are a big priority for individuals across the nation. Home improvement leader Lowe's has found that 34% of customers plan to take on projects related to outdoor living, from adding plants, flowers and seasonal décor to updating their patio furniture. Additionally, 40% say they plan to focus their time and efforts on their home's exterior - including maintenance and lawn repair.

And now, DIY projects just got even easier thanks to DoorDash's new partnership with Lowe's. With over 1,700 Lowe's stores available nationwide directly on the DoorDash app, you can now shop your favorite Lowe's items from the comfort of your own home! This means less time running errands and more time making your dream home a reality.

Seasoned DIYers know that whether it's freshening up your patio with a coat of paint, planting new blooms, or landscaping the backyard, there's a right way and a wrong way to do the project. Most have learned from experience that a little planning at the outset can save you time and money in the long run.

Here are six tips from DoorDash and Lowe's for making your outdoor DIY projects go smoothly.

Make a plan and prioritize. Before you start tilling up the yard and pulling out the weeds, sit down and create a detailed plan for the project. This should include a list of what projects you want to tackle, the tools and materials you need to get the job done, a realistic assessment of whether you can do it yourself or if you'll need a pro, and roughly how long it's going to take from start to finish.

Remember the little things. How much household disruption is the project going to cause? Do you need to send the dog to daycare while you dig up the lawn? Have you called the city about hidden power lines? Will you have to turn off the water, and if so, have you filled a gallon jug or two to get you by? Little things like this can derail a project if you don't anticipate them beforehand.

Set a budget. It can be very easy to accidentally exceed the scope of the project - and the cost - if you're not careful. First you're simply sprucing up the garden, but a few bags of mulch and a pile of pavers later, you're creating a whole new patio complete with a brand new outdoor furniture set. Avoid this landslide by deciding how much you can comfortably spend on the project, and stick to that number. Be sure to take advantage of promotions and deals whenever you can to help you stretch your budget. Lowe's offers a lineup of great spring products at an outstanding value! From now through April 14, customers can get $20 off their first order of $45+ from Lowe's with code LOWES20 on DoorDash.* Plus, DoorDash users can enjoy even more savings, with Lowe's biggest annual SpringFest deals available nationwide, now through May 1, helping customers save on all the essentials needed to tackle spring - from power tools and lawn care to appliances and décor.

Keep the DoorDash app open. DIYers, rejoice! DoorDash's newest partnership means the end of running to Lowe's in the middle of the project when you inevitably find you forgot a crucial piece of the puzzle. Get everything from tools to garden supplies, to paint and much more delivered through DoorDash directly to your doorstep in an hour on average** - thanks to everyone's favorite on-demand delivery platform. And, all participating Lowe's stores will also be available on DashPass, DoorDash's membership program that offers members a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fee on eligible orders from thousands of restaurants, grocery and convenience stores nationwide.***

Break it down into tasks. You know what they say, a long journey starts with a single step. This also applies to DIY projects. An enormous undertaking can feel overwhelming, but a series of smaller tasks? That's doable. The best part? You can now schedule the delivery of all your essentials so that they're at your doorstep before you start your project!

Ask for help. Bit off more than you can chew? Don't have the expertise to do the job right? Circle back and get the help you need, whether it's the handy guy down the street, or a licensed professional.

Follow these tips and your DIY projects will go quickly and smoothly, leaving you with more time to enjoy your spruced-up nest this spring and beyond.

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*Offer valid through 04/14/24 on your first order placed at participating Lowes locations. Valid only on orders with a minimum subtotal of $45, excluding fees and taxes. Maximum value of discount is $20. Discount applies to subtotal only; does not apply to fees, taxes, and gratuity. Not valid for pickup. Limit one per person. Fees, taxes, and gratuity still apply. Use promo code LOWES20 to redeem. See full terms and conditions at

**Based on average delivery time. Delivery times may vary and are not guaranteed.

***DashPass benefits apply only to eligible orders that meet the minimum subtotal requirement listed on DoorDash for each participating merchant. Other fees (including service fee), taxes, and gratuity still apply. After signing up for DashPass, you will be charged the then-current renewal price (plus applicable taxes) automatically on a recurring basis until you cancel. DashPass terms (including how to cancel) here.

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