Learn how easy it is to make your own compost by signing up for a FREE hands-on composting class. Compost is a crumbly, nutrient rich soil amendment that is great for your plants, lawns and gardens. In partnership with Denver Recycles, Denver Urban Gardens offers free classes in composting typically on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., May 5 through October 12— with one Sunday session on May 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. [Read more…] about Learn to Compost for Free at Denver Urban Gardens
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Veldkamp’s Flowers (9501 W. Colfax Ave.) in Lakewood blooms every day with a Happy Hour promo Monday through Friday from noon to closing and all day Saturday and Sunday. During these times, loose stems are buy-one-get-one FREE (of equal or lesser value.) Mix-and-match your favorite flowers for a very unique bouquet or suprise a loved one with a few stems.
If you love fun, cute and quirky gifts and home décor, the shop sells more than just flowers. The front of the shop has lots of whimsical gifts for kids, pet parents, dinner party hosts and more. Plus, they have a great selection of candies, greeting cards, candles and soaps/lotions.
Did you know they’ve been family-owned and -operated since 1959?
Tools can be very expensive. Unless it’s part of your trade, it’s often not cost-effective for “do-it-yourself-ers” to buy tools for quick repair jobs around the house or on a car. Thanks to Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool, there’s no more need to pay for tools you need temporarily. Using the FREE service is easy — simply leave a deposit when you pick up a tool. When you’re done with the job, return it for a full refund of your deposit. Even better, you can borrow the tool for up to 90 days — perfect for those of us who procrastinate. (Not me, of course.) You can pick-up tools in-store or order them online. Thanks to the generous program, there’s no better reason to start “tooling around” the house and fixing those nagging repairs yourself.
I love sending flowers to friends and family for special occasions or just as a surprise for no reason at all, but I don’t always love the expense — especially when you tack on delivery and handling charges. That’s why I’m a big fan of the The Bouqs Co. online flower shop.
Not only do bouquets start at a reasonable $40, but orders always include FREE standard shipping — just create an account. Plus, it’s an easy three-step checkout — no annoying upsells with every click. (No, I don’t want to add a teddy bear or box of chocolates for $15!) The company cuts the flowers from its farms and delivers them directly to your loved one, so they get the freshest bouquet possible. (This means delivery occurs just 2 to 4 days after their cut. Other places may take up to two weeks.)
First-time customers can use this link to receive a $15 credit with their first order. I have used the service several times and my recipients have always very happy with the flowers…our wallet was happy, too. Remember, the promo is only available to first-time customers.
If you’re building or remodeling, the place to shop is ReStore, Habitat for Humanity’s retail outlets for surplus and reusable home improvement materials, fixtures, furniture, appliances, cabinets, windows, doors, plumbing, lighting, tools, lumber, insulation and more at half the cost (often up to 80% off retail). Aurora now has it own convenient ReStore location. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ReStore also accepts donations of used furniture, appliances, cabinets and more. To schedule a pick-up, go here or call 303-421-5300. You’ll find a list of all metro ReStore locations here. 1640 S. Abilene St., Aurora, 720-904-6739.