When we have a choice, we generally chose Lowes over home depot. We find that Home Depot has less associates available to help you, and less products to chose from. The prices are generally the same. They do have a great tool rental section where we got everything we needed for our move, including dollys, straps, and other tools. The garden section is ok, but best to go in the middle in the summer because in the spring it is a little spare.