Download Logo Seize the Day and Pave the Way: Enjoy Fall Outside While Prep Winter’s Arrival Lowe’s equipped with essentials for fall projects outside and in 09.16.2009 – MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Summertime is winding down, but the approach of fall doesn’t mean outdoor fun has to end. Gear up to keep your lawn Twitter Pitc well groomed and the edible garden your family enjoyed all summer in tip-top shape Fall has arrive prepare your for continuous fall entertainment. Consider a few tips from Lowe’s to reap the full weather http:/ benefits of fall in your outdoor space and then cross off some home preparation chores as cold weather moves in. News Facts Fall leaves a Carpe Day-Em deprive the l that gives it t Daylight hours are shortening, so get outside to complete a few lawn projects and There are pl enjoy the fall weather before winter arrives. Fall leaves are beautiful, but they can vegetables t September. deprive the lawn of air and sunlight that gives it that healthy green color. 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About Lowe’s With fiscal year 2008 sales of $48.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 14 million customers a week at more than 1,675 home improvement stores in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com. ### Short URL: http://pitch.pe/25750 About Lowe's About Loweâ€™s With fiscal year 2008 sales of $48.2 billion, Loweâ€™s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNEÂ® 50 company that serves approximately 14 million customers a week at more than 1,675 home improvement stores in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Loweâ€™s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com. Contacting Lowe's Lowe's Customer Care P.O. 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