The Black & Decker LST1018 is an electric string trimmer. Powered by an 18-volt battery, it offers a 12-inch cutting radius. You can find this model for an average price of $100. Keep reading to learn about some of the features that it offers.
Once your hole is dug, you can add fertilizer. All plants need fertilizer to thrive, but too much and you will burn the leaves or kill the plant. Follow the package directions on the type of fertilizer you purchase. A good choice is slow release fertilizer, available from garden stores. Over-fertilizing can result in growth that is too fast. This growth might not be very strong or well formed. Practical guidance on sensible products for toro weed wacker. More is not better.
So what happens when the battery will no longer take a charge? All things do eventually wear out. The 24 volt battery on this lawn mower will take approximately 500 charges. Black and Decker already has that covered. The battery can be changed out at an authorized dealer/service center. They also have a recycling program for their batteries, 18 volt and 24 volt alike. I haven’t evaluated the cost yet since my lawn mower is less than a year old.
The Ryobi P2002 string trimmer sales is powered by an 18-volt Lithium-Ion battery. It is designed to hold its charge up to four times as long as standard Ni-Cad batteries. Also, the Lithium-Ion technology doesn’t have hazardous materials like their Ni-Cad counterparts. You can also use the included battery with the other One+ tools in your collection.
The Poulan XT114 is designed to be used as both a trimmer and an edger. You can switch between the two functions via a simple push button. The tool’s shaft twists into position whenever you need to use it as an edger.
My decision to buy a cordless trimmer came down to two things. First, I’ve always had issues with gas trimmers and, secondly, I don’t have an extension cord that is long enough to reach every part of my yard with a normal electric trimmer. When I saw I could buy the Black & Decker brand for under $60, I did.
Select plants that are suitable for your region. Your local nursery should be able to help you choose varieties that will thrive. European varieties do well in the Western United States as they need a long warm growing season. Muscadine and Scuppernong are good choices for hot and humid areas of the Deep South. Other popular choices are Thompson Seedless, Golden Muscat and Reliance. Make sure to choose rootstock that is healthy and not dried out. If you are unable to plant immediately, rootstock can be placed in a bucket of water for one day (longer will promote rotting) or alternatively buried loosely with soil in shallow trenches to prevent drying out. These are temporary solutions only. Grape vines are long-lived lasting for decades or in some cases over a century.
Handheld leaf shredders are ideal for lawn maintenance. Most of them have quick release latches for easy conversion. They can work on tough lawn chores, tight areas and hard surfaces. Most handheld leaf shredders also feature comfort control grip and extension cord lock.