Hedge Trimming Safely
To help protect yourself from debris:
•Wear protective safety glasses. •Wear long pants. •Wear closed shoes. •Wear gloves and keep both hands on the trimmer. •Always follow your instruction manual. •Keep others away from any debris as it falls.
Do a periodic yard check to take stock of what needs to be picked up or removed.
•Remove twigs and branches. •Pick up and store outdoor toys. •Make sure pet items such as shelters, bowls and toys are clean and well-maintained. •Remove dead plants from flower beds, planters and window boxes. •Rake leaves and debris from flower beds, shrubs and around trees.
Remove leaves, grass clippings and other lawn debris from sidewalks, decks, driveways and other hard surfaces with Black & Decker's 36 volt Lithium Cordless Sweeper Vacuum. Its Power Command® controls speed for run time or power and easily converts to vacuum mode when you need it.
Taking a little extra time to put the finishing touches on your yard pays off. You'll boost your home's curb appeal and make your yard something everyone can enjoy. Learn more about lithium-ion battery powered tools at www.blackanddecker.com/recharge.
More Easy Finishing Touches
•Add decorative edging to flower beds. You can use hardscape materials such as brick, stone, plastic or steel, or you can plant living edging with attractive ground cover plantings. •Mulch around trees, shrubs and flower beds. Not only does mulch keep weeds in check, but it can give those areas a neater appearance. Look for natural materials such as wood chips or cocoa hulls. While there are a variety of colored mulch options, keep in mind that dark, earth-colored mulch will put the spotlight on your plants, while brighter colored mulch will draw attention to itself. •Keep hoses neatly stored with hose reels. You can find wall-mounted reels, covered boxes, or even attractive pots to keep hoses from cluttering up your yard.
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