May May May. It is already May.

1/3 of the year has already passed by. We’ve had a great spring. Lots of water and enough sun, or is that enough water and lots of sun. Cooler weather. Looks like it is going to be a fantastic summer in Atlanta.

Let’s check out these 6 bargains of the month. That’s right… another 6 this month!

lopperTelescoping Handle Bypass Lopper or Hedge Shear

The first bargain is relevant for those of you who are wanting to do some clean up in the yard. You can choose either bypass loppers or hedge sheers. That’s Right! You can get 1 or the other… OR BOTH! For $17.99 you can choose between Telescoping Bypass Loppers or Telescoping Hedge Sheers.

Telescoping. Let’s talk about that word. Telescope is an optical instrument designed to make distant objects appear nearer, containing an arrangement of lenses, or of curved mirrors and lenses, by which rays of light are collected and focused and the resulting image magnified.

That’s it! You can get 1 or the other… OR BOTH!For $17.99 you can choose between Telescoping Bypass Loppers or Telescoping Hedge Sheers.

Wait a minute. That’s the noun version. I don’t think that is what Fiskars is trying to promote with their bypass loppers and hedge shears. I think they are trying to use the verb form of the word “telescope” – (with reference to an object made of concentric tubular parts) slide or cause to slide into itself, so that it becomes smaller.

charcoalKingsford Charcoal Briquettes, 16.7-Lbs., 2-Pk.

You’ve been working in the yard. Cutting the dead limbs with your lopper or managing that unruly hedge with your new tools. Your stomach growls. You’re hungry. If only you had started something on the grill.

Go oldschool with the Kingsford Charcoal Bargain of the Month. 2 bags of 16.7lb – Wait… WHY IS IT 16.7LBS!? Who in the Kingsford marketing department decided, “you know what we need 16.7lb bags… and let’s BUNDLE them as 2pks.

Alas, Thats what you got. 2 bags of charcoal for $12.99. Buy some. Now.

bbq-setGrill Zone BBQ Tool Set, Wood & Stainless Steel, 3-Pc.

And no grilling is possible without some BBQ tools to cook the food with. With this deal from Grill zone, you’ll get 3 pieces: a 4 in 1 spatula, tongs & basting brush. This set is wood and stainless steel.

For $9.99. This is a fantastic deal that you could get for yourself or as gifts for others. Think about all those summer weddings you’ll be going to and get your friends some BBQ tools.

155815New Orleans Hanging Basket, Black Wrought Iron, 12-In.

Our next bargain is a hanging basket for $14.99. This thing is twelve inches across. That’s a whole foot! You might not believe the excitement that w have with this. Also, this thing is obviously direct from NEW ORLEANS! and it is wrought iron! It is like you are hanging baskets, why wouldn’t you want a New Orleans version if it. It is so great, that I need to blow the picture up so that you can see the whole thing!

And did I mention that it is on sale for $14.99!

miraclegroMiracle Gro Plant Food, Water-Soluble, 24-8-16 Formula, 4-Lbs.

Miracle Gro, 4 LB, 24-8-16, Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food, Instantly Feeds Flowers, Vegetables, Trees, Shrubs & Houseplants, Double Feeding Action, Feeds Through Both The Roots & The Leaves, Safe For Your Plants, Guaranteed Not To Burn When Used As Directed, Starts To Work Instantly, Promotes Quick, Beautiful Results.

This box is on sale for $8.99 BUT… there’s a $2 mail in rebate also. Send it in and get $2 bucks back. Or don’t and still get a good deal.

4.75-Gallon Driveway Filler/Sealer

782542The final Bargain for May is Drive Seal. It is 4.75 gallons of filler and sealer for just $12.99. Now I don’t want to judge how you have been living your life, but if you need any more sealer than that for your driveway, it is time to reevaluate your life. But in the meantime we have your Drive Sealer here for a bargain.


Our commercial landscape customers know that our Gear Up sale offers the best prices of the year for them to get ready for spring. They are getting their older equipment serviced and ready for heavy use and they are purchasing new equipment that will help them keep and even grow their businesses. This Gear Up event typically happens in early February regardless of weather. There could be snow and ice on the ground, but Atlanta and North Georgia Landscapers are getting their equipment ready for spring!

But let’s face it, most homeowners just don’t plan this far ahead.

Even now, folks are cutting their grass for the first time in 2015 (and it looks like this weekend could be wet which will delay that even further.) It is definitely time for EVERYONE to get ready for spring! Spring is here. It has sprung. The back and forth of Rain and Sun makes it look like this year will be a GREAT year for lawns in Georgia.

So… it’s time that homeowners join the party this spring and get those projects that they’ve been procrastinating started.

Our April Sales Event is next week and on Saturday, April 25 we plan to have a party for everyone just like we had for our commercial customers on March 4 for Gear Up.

Here are a few exciting things that will be happening during the Kick Off Sale

Big Green Egg Demo Days

At both our Duluth and Oakwood store, we’ll be cooking out on the grills. There will be tons of food. At Duluth, Big Green Egg will be onsite with their team to give a taste of all kinds of food and at Oakwood, Steven Hartsock of Socks Love Rub will bring his love of food.

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We’ve got the best price on a Big Green Egg package in Atlanta, but on Saturday, April 25th only, we’re going to have a starter package that will beat even that price. (Can’t advertise it… you’re just gonna have to trust us.)

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At both stores, all Bonnie Plants will be Buy One Get One Free. Purchase any Bonnie Plant bio pot or retail pack and get another free. Limit 3 free items per customer and it will be while supplies last. This deal ONLY on Saturday, April 25.


Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 3.40.44 PMCabot Stain

If you’ve been waiting to take care of your deck or exterior wood project, you gotta try out our Cabot Stain Sale. Now through 4/30/15, you can buy 3 gallons and get a gallon free of any Cabot Stain product. Whether it be solid color decking stain, semi transparent, or maybe the Australian Timber Oil. Buy 3. Get 1 Free. Huge deal if you have that project on your todo list.


Benjamin Moore Paint

At our Oakwood store, we’re offering the same deal as the Cabot stain deal on any Benjamin Moore paint. It doesn’t matter if you have need for interior or exterior Benjamin Moore paint, or if you want to try some of their exterior products. Buy 3 gallons and get 1 free.

Power Equipment

Whether you need a zero turn riding mower or push mower or a lawn tractor, we can help you. Is it time to get a new edger or string trimmer. We can help you. Our power equipment sales team will be ready and excited to help answer questions and fit the best product to your particular need.

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No matter what your project is, Your reward is worth the effort.

Check out the full circular that should be hitting households this week. Click on the images below to see the full circular for your closest Howard Brothers store.   We actually created an Oakwood version (since they are now a huge Benjamin Moore Dealer for Hall County and the Gainesville area) and a Duluth/Gwinnett County Version.


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Oakwood Version

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Duluth Version













We look forward to seeing you in our stores. Bring your projects and questions and we will do everything we can to help you succeed with your projects



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Last year,  Howard Brothers held the 1st annual Pinebox Derby Grand Prix at our Duluth store. We were raising money for CURE Childhood Cancer. The turn out for the event was incredible. We really did not know what to expect, but we were overwhelmed by the response. First of all, we had a FULL store and had the opportunity to share a little bit about why we decided to do this race in the first place. Continue Reading…

Here’s a throwback Thursday for you. A couple years ago Chopper from the Gwinnett Braves stopped by our area at the Duluth Fall Festival in Man’s Corner. We were having a Makita Power Tool Triathlon, and he wanted to participate.

The goal was to do three specific tasks with Makita tools as fast as possible. You had to sand a chalk line off a board using a palm sander, drive two lag bolts using an impact drill, and last, switch to a cordless drill and drill some 1″ holes with an auger bit.

Chopper surpised us that he was able to swap the batteries out as fast as he did.

The Atlanta Braves are off to a surprising start after sweeping the Marlins, and the Gwinnett Braves start tonight. Go Braves!

Chopper Gwinnett Braves - Makita Power Tool Triathlon Duluth Fall Festival



Oh no. I just realized that we left off 3 of the True Value Bargains of the Month from our post from yesterday. Apparently, True Value decided to throw a curveball this month (see that baseball analogy I just threw in there) and double the items that are special bargain of the month items this month.

Check out the post from yesterday if you happened upon this post without having any idea what I am talking about.

Here are the forgotten three.

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YETI Ridicooler

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Check out this great new product from YETI.

YETI Ridicooler

Biometric Personal Assistant Popup ToasterGoClean Blender Solar Panel

Designed to blend YETI’s legendary durability with an array of built-in conveniences for the modern outdoor multi-tasker, the Ridicooler packs infinitely more punch than the average cooler. Push-button game calls tuned for everything from birds to predators and big game are guaranteed to be the envy of any hunting camp.

The Ridicooler measures a stout 30.5″ x 15″ x 16″ and as with any YETI cooler is guaranteed to keep ice for days. Additional stand out features include a shotgun rack, solar panel, blender, iPad mini, toaster, tape measure, and an industry first, breathalyzer to ensure proper judgment post use.


Yeti Redicooler

Yeti Redicooler


True Value Bargain of the Month April 2015 OilQuaker State Motor Oil

The first Bargain of the Month for April is Quaker State Motor Oil. You can get this bargain for 2.99 a quart while supplies last. We’re daring you to try out Quaker State and see if your car or possiblly even your small engine likes Quaker State better than other brands. We dare you to get down here before we sell out. We also dare you to change your own oil. Sure, you can get a competent mechanic to do it for you for a relatively low price, but we think you can do it. At this price, it’s worth a shot.  We are here for you. Think of the thrill of accomplishment you will have when you change your own oil.

True Value Bargain of the Month April 2015 Grill Brush

Grill Zone Long Handle Grill Brush

The next bargain is a long handle grill brush from Grill Zone for only 4.99. It is time for us to have a talk. Take a look at your grill. You see that carbon and burnt meat built up on the grill from your last cookout… That does not make the meat taste better leaving that on. Stop telling yourself it does.

Use this brush and scrape that grill clean before putting the burgers, dogs, and ribs on. It needs to be done and we are offering you the tool to do it right. You can’t beat the price. Try out this brush for 4.99 and then see how much better your food tastes when the cooking surface is clean.

True Value Bargain of the Month April 2015 miracle gro garden soilMiracle Gro Garden Soil

Our final bargain for April is a bag Miracle Grow Garden Soil… a whole cubic foot. And get this. The price is 3.99 plus an additional 1.00 mail in rebate bring your price to 2.99. We’re serious about saving you money on this bag of dirt. I know you are thinking that we’re just trying to sell you a bag of dirt and make it sound like a deal and we are. This is Miracle Grow. It is perfect for flowers and vegetables and has what you need to give your green thumb a helping hand. We would not lie to you about how awesome this bag of dirt is.

Dirt. For $2.99!

We know we have been tough on you. We are daring you to change your oil and then making you nervous that supplies won’t last. We called you out on not cleaning your grill. We may have even insulted the dirt at your house by saying it is not as good as our bag of Miracle grow dirt. Well, it’s not and we both know it. These bargains are for your own good and I think in time you will realize that and thank us for it. You’ll probably even invite us over for a great tasting burger off your clean grill as we look at the beautiful flowers. That offer to recycle your oil is still on the table, buddy.