Check out the Giveaway below!
I hate weeds. There I said it. I know. I am the green garden girl but weeds just pop up in the most absurd places making me a little bit testy since they are hard as heck to pull out. Plus, who has the time? I’m sorry. I just don’t buy that weeds are unloved flowers.
Personally, I want to say to all them. Bite me. Yeah, you heard me. And what do I back up my bold threat with? A Black and Decker 24 volt battery cordless string trimmer/edger.
Now you all know I am not the Round-up type of girl. Or getting out the boiling water and spreading some hot water love on my ever aggressive weeds. But I can tell you that using my battery operated cordless string trimmer by Black and Decker let’s me tell those weeds a thing or two about life. Honestly, I felt like Henry the Eight, when he said off with their heads. Weeds just bring out the nasties in me. My apologizes, Mother Earth.
How Green is this Bad Boy?
Of course the greenest way to get rid of weeds is the old bend a knee and yank but often time (heck most of the time) you don’t pull out the whole weed. Or perhaps use a weed tool, which I have never been good at. Perhaps, as I mentioned above, boiling water is supposed to do the trick but I would be firing up the kettle for hours since weeds just love my property. As for the vinegar trick, tried it. Not only have I tried regular vinegar, I have also tried a commerical vinegar product called Burnt-out but the perennials weeds just laugh at me, and asked, “is this the best you can do?” (See here about my review of Burnt-out.)
So, if time is not your friend, the Black and Decker 24 volt battery cordless string trimmer can cut those weed/trimming grass time in half. Okay, way less of the time. What I like about this weed wacker is it is not powered by electricity or gas. However, it does needs to be recharged. I can’t forget that you have to replace the string wire too so this can be wasteful as well. But like always, it depends on how green you want to be.
And before I forget, please recycle the battery at the end of its life.
So, how did it perform?
Check out the below video as my husband trimmed around the pool equipment. The weeds think that this area is a weed only party area. The weed block under the pavers just packed up and left since it just couldn’t contain the weeds. He also trimmed the walkway too.
As you can see in the video, he trimmed some taller grass and accidentally cut a branch of the wild raspberry plant. All cordless mind you.
He liked the machine but wished the battery had a longer life. When you cut tall grass or cut close to pavement, the machine works harder, and the battery deplete quicker. Generally, you could only trim for about 20 minutes. He recommended that you buy an additional spare battery and string trim wire too. However, you can’t beat the convenience.
Additionally, I like that you don’t need to worry about the gas fumes or cutting an electrical cord. Priceless, in my opinion.
I gave the cordless string trimmer/weed wacker a whirl and had so much fun I wanted to cut my neighbor’s tall grass. However, one thing I want to mention, at first, I found the machine a little heavy but once I got use to it, I was fine. (Note, I have a small frame.) My husband thought it was light and easy to use.
Black and Decker thinks I am the next best thing to the gardening world as compost. Yeah. They really do. They love reading my gardening drama posts. Yeah, they really do. I better end this article quickly because I see a bunch of white men with a straight jacket coming down the hallway yelling, “get the jacket guys, Anna is delusional again…” So here is the giveaway.
Black and Decker will be giving one lucky Green Talk reader a 24 volt battery Black and Decker operated cordless string trimmer (aka weed wacker and slayer of all evil weeds and unwanted grass.) It is for real people. I know you all are going to love this cordless string trimmer.
Here are the rules:
- You must be over 18 and live in the US.
- Leave me a comment here telling me why you need this cordless string trimmer.
- To double your chances consider joining my Weekly Email Newsletter or subscribe to my RSS feed. (Don’t want to be too bias, but I would join the Newsletter which tells you about all the discounts and giveaways for the week.) Be sure to come back and leave a separate additional comment to tell me which one you joined. If you are already a member, just say so.
- To triple your chances of winning, twitter about this contest. I now have a plug-in the automatically detects your tweets!
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- You must enter by August 12, 2010, 6 PM EST time to win. A winner will be chosen at random on August 13, 2010. Good Luck everyone!
Even if don’t win, you got to have one of these string trimmers. Take your yard back from the weeds and out of grow grass.
Note, you buy the string trimmer, extra battery and string at Green Talk’s store! As a disclaimer, Green Talk benefits by your purchases. Help us keep bring you great content. Plus, so you know, Black and Decker gave me this cordless string trimmer to review free of charge because they think I am awesome. (*Blush.* It is hard to admit, but it is true.)
8/16/2010: Congrads Roxann Trexel. She won the trimmer! Roxann, don’t forget to let us know your thoughts about the trimmer. Thanks, everyone who entered. I love reading your comments.