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 4 through October 8— with one Sunday session on May 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. [Read more…] about Learn to Compost for Free at Denver Urban Gardens
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Gardeners are sure to dig this freebie! Have you ever wondered what Starbucks does with all of those used coffee grounds? Well, guess what? The ubiquitous café just gives ’em away for FREE. as part of its Grounds For Your Garden program. Participating locations simply bag ’em up for customers in need of them for their garden or compost pile. [Read more…] about Gardeners Will Dig Free Coffee Grounds at Starbucks
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. [Read more…] about Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool Service Offers Free Tool Rentals
Trees are good for humans and the environment. They provide shade, help with air quality, keep the ecosystem thriving and more. But sometimes it feels as if we are fighting a losing battle. Between Emerald Ash Borer and other diseases, as well as pollution and development, we’re losing our green canopy. Denver property owners have three ways to qualify for free trees that you can plant on your property in the public right-of-way. [Read more…] about 3 Ways Denver Residents Can Get Free Trees
Gardening doesn’t have to be expensive thanks to the Longmont Public Library’s Free Seed Library, which returns for another growing season. The collection includes unopened, commercial seed packets no more than five years old and is available for FREE to library patrons. It offers a broad assortment of fruit, vegetable, and herb seeds, so every gardener can discover something fun to grow. [Read more…] about Get Some Free Seeds. Grow Some Stuff. Check Out Longmont Free Seed Library
Flower power! If you’re looking to brighten your home or show someone you care, there’s no better way than with flowers. Family-owned and -operated since 1959, Veldkamp’s Flowers (9501 W. Colfax Ave.) in Lakewood blooms every day with a Happy Hour special Monday through Friday from noon to closing and all day Saturday and Sunday. (The offer is not valid the week leading up to and including Valentine’s Day.) [Read more…] about Veldkamp’s Happy Hour Blooms With BOGO Free Flowers
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). [Read more…] about Aurora Gets New Habitat for Humanity ReStore
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.