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Amazon.com Launches Lawn & Patio Store

Move over Lowes and Home Depot. Amazon.com has launched a new Lawn & Patio store, featuring thousands of products.

The new store features outdoor grills, patio furniture, birdfeeders, lawn mowers, garden tools and decorative ornaments from more than 50 brands, including Weber, Fiskars, Rubbermaid, Rain Bird, Melnor/Gardena, Gilmour, Ryobi, Echo, Weed Eater, Corona and Miracle-Gro.

Shopping categories include: birds and wildlife, clothing and gear, decoration and lighting, furniture, outdoor cooking, ponds and structures, pots and planters, power equipment, seeds and fertilizer, storage and cleanup, tools, watering, and weed and pest control.

The Lawn & Patio store offers product buying guides, candid testimonials and ratings from customers who have bought and used the products, and expert reviews.

Links placed strategically on product pages help customers discover related merchandise such as books, videos, software or accessories. Shipping is $4.95 per order, regardless of size. (Yes, that applies to the 500-pound lawn tractors, too.)