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Giveaway Fever: Win Black & Decker Outdoor Tools

April 10, 2012   //  Posted in: Free (For All), Supporting Sponsors, Tools   //  By: Emily   //  277 responses
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I hope I got you into the landscaping spirit with my recent post on testing Black & Decker’s new line of cordless outdoor tools in Arizona. We had a ball of a time putting the products through the rigors on an Angels training field, and I’m even more excited to begin jamming on our backyard which is only just beginning show signs of life again.

While I’m busy doing that home maintenance, Black & Decker has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway package of its new cordless, 36v lithium-ion battery operated hedge trimmer and string trimmer, and I’ve decided to award the package to one lucky reader (you-lucky-home-improvement-swooning-reader, you). These were my two favorite products out of sheer utility and total ease of use, so I think you’ll find them pretty swell also. High-five, low-five, around the side!

You'll also be RAGING with hedge trimmers if you enter this contest. So do it.

Two ways, two chances to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what needs help in your backyard.

or

2. Tweet/RT the message:

I’ve entered to win some #KICKGAS tools at #Merrypad! http://bit.ly/toolsthatkickgas

The contest starts now, and entries will be collected until this Saturday, April 14th at 11PM EST.

How you’ll know if you’ve won: The winner will be contacted by Sunday 4/19 via email from emily@merrypad.com or via twitter (depending on entrance method). Don’t stand me up on a response, because within 48 hours I’ll pull another number (randomly, from random.org, yo).

How to save more moolah: In addition to sponsoring the giveaway, Black & Decker also offers merrypad readers a 10% discount and free shipping on any outdoor products purchased online at blackanddecker.com. Just use the offer code MERRYPAD at checkout.* (Wahoo!)

*Legal would like me to mention that the offer is good for one purchase per customer. So if you need more items, have your friend/spouse/dog trainer buy them and have it shipped to their workplace, what, did I say that?

Happy disclosure: I’ll also be receiving my own free set of these products to use this summer, and I am totally squirmy with excitement about that. Can’t wait for them to get here so I can do some yardwork (and maybe offer to tackle my elderly neighbor’s 20′ out-of-control-in-all-directions shrubbery with those hedge trimmers, chop-chop).

*Thanks to everyone who entered! The contest has now ended.

Comments
  • Katie Dubois
    3 years ago -

    I have a dog yard/fence that needs to be removed, and the space converted to nice serene side yard beauty once I cut back shrubs that have grown THROUGH the fence. There’s that whole back left corner of my yard where shrubs, small trees, and hedges grow out of control and need taming. I really need to battle those. And my raised bed with retaining wall would look OH, so neat and clean with a decent trimmer! Not to mention the edges of my walkways and other garden areas. Sigh.

  • Wawa
    3 years ago -

    Oh jeez…what doesn’t need help? There are some lovely established planting beds in my back yard thanks to the previous owners, but all semblance of order dissapeared when we pulled down the back stairs. The grass and the beds of bulbs and perrenials have just merged together into one leafy mess. Edging has ceased to be optional.

  • maria sacco
    3 years ago -

    My kitchen herb/flower bed needs a total redo! I need to transplant some black eyed susans, day lilly’s, and my prized white heather looks like it just did not survive this winter. The other flower beds need major renovation as well!

  • Marc
    3 years ago -

    Early good weather this year means the grass around my fence is getting a bit out of control already. My gas trimmer died last summer, and I think my neighbors are getting sick of me raiding their shed to borrow theirs. A new battery-powered trimmer (and hedger) would hit the spot nicely.

  • kaitlin
    3 years ago -

    just got a new pup and need to repair/replace some of our fencing out back. don’t want the doodle running away!

    • Emily
      3 years ago -

      Doodle!

  • whitney
    3 years ago -

    Just bought a house with some nice shrubs up front, a huge deck in back, and some unruly bushes that need to be tamed. Would love the tools!

  • Stuart Long
    3 years ago -

    My wife and I bought a “new to us” home from 1926 with about 5 hedges that are starting to grow over the tops of windows and one even over my roof like some sort of leafy Godzilla. I need to get these trimmed back and remove and replant another row of screening hedges that are now unaccessible except by ladder. Oh and that’s in addition to keeping the yard trimmed and maintaining the stand of 20 year old roses which are absolutely beautiful when in bloom. Phew!

  • Patrick
    3 years ago -

    Just bought my first home! Have a large backyard, with a even larger ‘weed’ problem! I have attacked this problem from the first weekend I moved into the new home (3 weeks now) and cannot seem to get them all to disappear! My yard/lawn is something I am very serious about and have been reading a lot of different ways to take care of it, but to just catch a “break” would really make a great start to this spring and summer! Thanks a lot, and take care!

  • Dora
    3 years ago -

    Wow, great! really need that one with the summer around the corner! Thanks!

  • Mollie
    3 years ago -

    What doesn’t need help in the backyard!

  • Jolene
    3 years ago -

    I’m in the process of maybe, possibly buying a house. All of the options my boyfriend and I are looking at need a LOT of work- so I will need all the tools I can get!

  • Elisa
    3 years ago -

    We’ve actually got great success with our rose bushes and trees. But the grass needs some serious help! And now that I think of it.. the front bushes do need some taming. So if you could bring that hedge trimmer and those guns of yours over that would be great! Hah!

    • Emily
      3 years ago -

      Haha, I’m on a roll with the edging right now; if anyone in the neighborhood here asked for my help I’d probably take it on excitedly. Anything to be outside a little more this time of year!

  • Amanda
    3 years ago -

    I need some electric help with edging! I have been using scissors from the office….

  • Kristie
    3 years ago -

    We put in all new bushes and shrubs in our front yard two years ago. We bought plants that only needed to be trimmed once a year. Well, now that “spring has sprung” the time has come for that once a year pruning!

  • Shannon
    3 years ago -

    I need help building some furniture for my backyard. Plus I’m still slightly afraid of power tools and I bet that these tools will be the antidote to my fear!

    -Shannon

    • Emily
      3 years ago -

      The cordless options are way less scary – I think you’d be happy with them. Plus, no gas/oil containers to be worrying about, they’re the perfect alternative for me too.

  • Sam
    3 years ago -

    I have some really awful shrubs that are taking over part of my backyard! And it needs TLC in general, it’s a lovely yard but pretty barren.

  • Emily
    3 years ago -

    Where to start…there are bushes and vines that need to be tamed, bamboo to be removed and bare spots that need to be landscaped. There’s quite a lot!

    Good luck with all yours!

  • Julia
    3 years ago -

    Oh my god, everything needs help in my backyard! The fence that is falling apart. The gate that doesn’t latch. The door trim and the lawn and the out of control hedges (which is why winning the trimmers would be especially awesome). :)

  • beth
    3 years ago -

    We just cut down half of our single tree in the backyard – half was dead and now the tree looks quite sad. We are planning to plant and add a bunch to the yard this spring/summer – anything will be of assistance! :)

  • Gin
    3 years ago -

    What needs help? All those poor things that thought winter had ended and started growing way back in February! Silly, silly, silly plants.

    Even worse are all the weeds that are taking over where the mower don’t reach. I should get out the old corded string trimmer, but dang, it is such a pain. Such. A. Pain.

  • Karen
    3 years ago -

    My back yard needs love. It’s not terrible, but it’s very generic and bland. This summer, I plan to tackle as much as I can and make my postage stamp sized yard into a backyard oasis!

  • Maria Cartwright
    3 years ago -

    My pond area is overgrown! Going to rent a sod remover and clean up the whole area. I’m replacing the sod with river stones and attempt a bluestone walkway. But the flowerbeds need cleaned out and edged first…..I just don’t think summer will be long enough!

  • Megan E.
    3 years ago -

    My backyard, front yard, and side yards all need help. It’s going to be a long summer…

  • julie g
    3 years ago -

    My backyard really needs help. I hope to have it looking good for summer. I better get to doing some DIY projects.

  • Leila
    3 years ago -

    The entire backyard, we just bought a house!!

  • Rachel
    3 years ago -

    We’ve only got a few small bushes that could use some serious help! But the abandoned looking neighbor’s house could REALLY use some serious TRIMMING! (It’s for sale due to an illness she had to run off to take care of… 5 years ago.) The rest of the neighbor hood has been voluntarily pitching in when they’ve felt necessary. And we use the yard as a play space! :-D

  • Rochelle
    3 years ago -

    I need to trim back the wild growing, overgrown bushes in my backyard, and in the front of my house.

  • Pam
    3 years ago -

    Ohhh my yard is scReamingmfor some hedge trimming! Please pick me! Thanks for the chance.

  • Mark Winters
    3 years ago -

    I am always looking for efficient yard and gardening tools and the battery powered ones like these are really cool….would like to be in the running for any of them.

  • Linda B
    3 years ago -

    My front yard needs that hedge trimmer. I have some of those out of control 20′ hedges.

  • Erin
    3 years ago -

    Where do I start? The cedar hedges, the wildness that is my side yard, the once path between my flower beds . . . the list goes on and on.

  • Kirk Morrison
    3 years ago -

    Won’t I miss the hours of the meditative snip, snip, snip and the lovely two cycle cologne that I’m used to…Nah! Power me up so I can KICKGAS too!!

  • emily
    3 years ago -

    I would give it to my sister in law, whose yard really needs it!!

  • Kara
    3 years ago -

    My patio is the biggest culprit. The concrete slab is huge and not so stylish looking, and only looks clean for about a week after being power washed due to not getting enough breeze or sun to dry out very well. I’m hoping a staining will help it look a little less blah and dirty… I hate to think of the cost of the alternatives if the stain doesn’t help!

  • Roxanne
    3 years ago -

    Pretty much everything needs help!

  • Jessica
    3 years ago -

    My boyfriend and I just bought our first house, which is a charming 1950’s ranch. The back yard has some serious potential, but at the moment leaves much to be desired. We have grand aspirations of starting a vegetable garden in the back and putting in planting areas around our deck, but first we need to tame the overgrown shrubs that are taking over the yard. We have found ourselves with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the right tools for the job. Help us Merrypad!

  • Marylou
    3 years ago -

    I’m always looking for an easier way to keep up those hedges that we have on both sides of the house from sidewalk all the way back to the woods, plus the numerous other bushes that require trimming. But othe projects are: repaint & ” spiff up” shed like with a cupola & weather vane,, fix the gazebo (windows ,stain & maybe paint the roof a copper color),paint some metal furniture….I’m tired already thinking about summer now!

  • Barb
    3 years ago -

    We built a new deck last year so that’s looking good, but not much else is. We have wild raspberry bushes that sprout up all over the place (not nice to step on) and – I think I should win just for this – we have a fake tree planted in the back corner. It was on the deck all summer and we didn’t know what to do with it at the end of the season, so my husband dug a hole and plopped it in. I can’t believe that no one asked how we kept leaves on our tree all winter. :-)

    Emily, you had asked in your previous B&D post how long we have had our electric mower but I couldn’t figure out how to reply. It’s been about a year (and ours isn’t B&D, I checked afterwards) and we still love it as much as the day we got it. We have a small property so we never run out of power, and I have to say again that the fact it is so quiet is probably my favourite thing.

    Have a good day!

  • Blake
    3 years ago -

    I am buying my first house for my fiance and I. We have no tools of any sort for outdoor lawn care and will be having to buy them. I had never given much thought to electric lawn care until you post. I’m actually considering the B&D electric lawn mower.

    • Emily
      3 years ago -

      I liked the mower a lot when I tested it. If your lawn is <1/3 acre, it’d be great. Check in at dadand.com in the coming week; I think those guys are going to be giving one away!

  • Gwen
    3 years ago -

    The whole yard needs help! Just bought my first house and found some (surprise!) tulips growing in back. Other than those—it’s all got to go!!!!

  • Sarah Mills
    3 years ago -

    I am building my first home and my backyard needs a doggy fence!!

  • Tyler
    3 years ago -

    My wife and I have been renting since we first got married and have now moved to a place where we can finally garden and grow anything around the house! Since this is the first time we are able to plant and grow anything we’ll be using the hedge trimmer to clean up all the shrubs that are already in our back yard and keep our new stuff looking nice!

  • Sara
    3 years ago -

    I just bought my first house, in the Elmwood Village in Buffalo, and, as I cannot afford a private gardener or landscaper, I am in desperate need of some gadgets to help me get my yard under control! The house was vacant from September to January, so no leaves were raked all season, and the yard is overgrown with weeds/wildflowers/various unknown plants. As a matter of fact, if you also happen to be giving away a manual on how to tell a weed from a flower, I’d like to enter that contest too!

    • Emily
      3 years ago -

      I need that tutorial too! Although, if it blossoms, I’ve been leaving them grounded and just deciding to not call them weeds.

  • Staci @ My Friend Staci
    3 years ago -

    What needs help in my backyard? In short, EVERYTHING! I even posted about it today (which is why I waited to enter the contest until I’d have a link ready!) If I had to give specifics though, first we need a better fence, a deck, then better plants! I’ll probably be checking out your DIY deck posts for inspiration, of course ;)
    http://myfriendstaci.com/2012/04/11/backyard-boogie/

    • Emily
      3 years ago -

      Loving your action plan, that’s going to be one relaxing space. Also, our garages are twinsies. And you make floorplanner.com look so super easy :)

  • Valda Robertson
    3 years ago -

    My yard needs a trash bin (a big one!) to haul away junk.

  • Melissa D
    3 years ago -

    I have been shopping around for a hedge trimmer for ages! I’ve been trimming everything the old-school way with rusty analog shears since we’ve had a yard (7 years!). I have so many vines and hedges to knock back this year and I really wasnt looking forward to those rusty shears again!

  • Colleen Forrester
    3 years ago -

    I think it’s more what doesn’t need help in my backyard – everything does. Bought this 100 year old charmer in July 2011 after my marriage dissolved – did major necessary renos to the tune of 61K and have nothing for my backyard. :-( Hope you can pick me as your lucky winner! Thanks! :-)

  • Rita
    3 years ago -

    I need a power washer to clean up the back yard and my house!!!

  • LaVonne
    3 years ago -

    My husband does our yard work & he is always in need of doing something. We have trees & bushes that are needing attention & no way to take care of some of it at this point. Thanks for the chance!

    • Kathy Holman
      3 years ago -

      I have so many projects to do. Trimming trees, we are building a pond with a fountain. Building a shed and dog house. Also making more flower beds. I hope I win some…that would be great. Thanks.

  • Kimberly
    3 years ago -

    just moved into a house with a great yard but it needs updating! im on a tight budget (single parent) and would like to do something….but what?

    • Emily
      3 years ago -

      It’s overwhelming, isn’t it? This will be my 4th summer in this house and I’m still feeling like there’s a lot to do but not enough money. I started by widening some of the existing gardens (like the front edge in front of my house) and adding a little depth seemed to help me start to define how I could begin transforming the space… it is slow-going, that’s for sure.

  • Victoria H
    3 years ago -

    Everything needs help in my yard!

  • Ashlee P.
    3 years ago -

    I have some raised gardens that need help. Mostly, I need a way to keep the dogs out of what they should not be in.

  • Tom Mann
    3 years ago -

    Lots of saplings and small trees need to come down, too far from a power source.

  • Tanja H
    3 years ago -

    My backyard in general needs help. But this year, I have two goals: 1. planting a rain garden and 2. building furniture chairs and planter boxes for my herbs.

  • Debbie Lindsey
    3 years ago -

    our yard is soooo big we need all the help we can get, we like it to look nice !!!!

  • valerie wood
    3 years ago -

    the fence has to go or be repaired, ouch!!

  • mike cottrell
    3 years ago -

    I’ll build my wife a nice gazebo, a place to relax and unwind after she’s worked all day.

  • Candy Wolfe
    3 years ago -

    Just moved into my place and boy is it a mess. The first thing I would do is some serious edging !!! Then I’d have to plant some shrubs and a couple saplings. Make a walkway to the garage… a horseshoe pit would be nice… and definitely NEED an herb garden (somehow portable to be moved inside during the colder months!).

    OH SO MUCH WORK !! And we don’t even have a lawn mower, yet :)

  • chris slaney
    3 years ago -

    everything

  • Timothy Wright
    3 years ago -

    I have several hedges that require a long extension cord

  • brenda wilson
    3 years ago -

    I need tools I can handle tot do some tree trimming

  • phil snyder
    3 years ago -

    i need alot of help in my backyard my shed needs redone and want to fix wooden deck for pool

  • Stephen Martinez
    3 years ago -

    My original fence is falling apart at the posts. Hey I love women who love to work outdoors,my wife helps with all that stuff!

  • Kaley Davies
    3 years ago -

    Thanks so much Merrypad and Black and Decker for the opportunity to win this great prize! We have liked , shared and tweeted this giveaway! Good luck to everyone ! And we would love this prize because we have ALOT to improve on in our yard at home and at our vacation home lol:)

  • jimmie grimm
    3 years ago -

    i need a whole new backyard, it’s a mess

  • John W. Brown
    3 years ago -

    I need a lot of help with my Yard. Need better drainage for the yard and a lot of landscaping.

  • Wandalee Newell
    3 years ago -

    Well its not my backyard that neesd help its my mothers,she had a big dobberman dog who ate her bar-be-que and her swing and then finished off by eating her wood fence:( she now has no privacy and her backyard looks like it was hit with a huge storm! Anything to help to fix up her yard would be great,making mom happy makes me happy!

  • Patti Donath
    3 years ago -

    I need help with trimming my backyard, with tools a 62 year old women can handle, husband was just diagnosed with cancer and it is real hard for him to keep the yard up.. so it has been my job lately or I have to wait until I can find someone to help me.

  • Lance m
    3 years ago -

    Lots to do around my place after winter, so string trimmer and hedgetrimmer would both be usefulful

  • Shannon Orton
    3 years ago -

    Garden area needs help. We need trellises built, gardens and eating area. My husband is a teacher and thinks he is a carpenter and he is just a TEACHER. lol We need an entire backyard makeover basically.

  • amy
    3 years ago -

    I have this area that won’t grow grass. It get muddy when it rains and then my dogs are covered in mud when I bring them in!

  • John Clarke
    3 years ago -

    My picnic bench needs some tlc, sanding down and a new lick of paint.

  • Melody Sprung
    3 years ago -

    Our whole yard needs help…weeds are taking over the grass…

  • Christopher Sorel
    3 years ago -

    my shed needs help with the lawn around it. Never grows

  • Steven Pockat
    3 years ago -

    Need help with my deck in the back. Staining it or taking it down and doing stone instead.

  • Ken Cover
    3 years ago -

    Everything needs work in my back yard. From my vege garden to flowerbeds. Oh, did I mention the huge bare patch of dirt that is there from the swing set we gave away? Plus the fact that I have a couple of bushes that need trimmed and a fence that could use some weed whacking! And most important thing of all is my daughters graduation party on June 9th!!

  • frank
    3 years ago -

    every time I go into the backyard, guns and roses “welcome to the jungle” pops into my head, I could use some new tools to help Indiana Jones my way thru it.

  • Rodger
    3 years ago -

    I always need help with projects and depend on Black & Decker to do the job.

  • Christina S
    3 years ago -

    good garndening tools are a must for my backyard right now ! tools to help build an actual deck are needed as well !

  • Susan Ludwig
    3 years ago -

    My backyard is pretty dull, could use some sprucing up and landscaping would be the best!!!

  • Sonya McLaughlin
    3 years ago -

    One night after coming home from work my 3 1/2 year old came to me and said look what I did.. He took the lattice off the deck. He said he asked daddy if he could tear the deck apart and my husband not understanding what he said told him OK.. So Charlie went outside and tore the lattice off the bottom part of the deck. Now we need to get new material to fix the deck..

  • ryan gress
    3 years ago -

    my whole back yard needs a complete renovation!!

  • Regina C
    3 years ago -

    Wow where to begin, I guess with the old fencing that seems to be rusting so badly, and the plant beds need some work. I would also like to finish my back deck so that I can use it with friends and family.

  • quentin jeter
    3 years ago -

    My backyard needs a complete makeover. I often wish I could just cover it and hide it!

  • Scott Pollard
    3 years ago -

    Actually my whole back yard needs help! The yard is bare except for a few small trees, the above ground pool still needs a deck and a privacy fence, and the property line fence is not complete. The lawn has a slope to it and has no color, nor any focal point other than my neighbors “junk-yard”.

  • joe stollar
    3 years ago -

    my yard is mostly water run offs and very few spots to plant normally

  • mary ann dilloway
    3 years ago -

    Every thing needs help in my backyard!!!!! Even the shed..

  • sherry newman
    3 years ago -

    I need these becuase we have several neighbors and thier bushes always grow through the fence and they dont cut them down so im the one who has to cut it back.

  • michelle galante
    3 years ago -

    last year we poured the cement for the deck…. That was in July. Currently my sons old climber has wood on it to act as a stept so the dogs can go out the back slidding door to pee without the 3 foot drop to the ground. No lie
    Really would like to get the deck done this year.

  • Lance m
    3 years ago -

    Oh, and tweeted from. @Justtrash

  • John Garcia
    3 years ago -

    Fence,shrubs,Everything.

  • Gretta
    3 years ago -

    We need to landscape and make it look nice around the patio so we have a beautiful place to enjoy this summer.

    bamagv at aol dot com

  • Norma
    3 years ago -

    I could use these tools to fix my landscape ties, before I plant new veggies and flowers1

  • dee blair
    3 years ago -

    I need a ton of help with my flower and veggie gardens I have 23 acres of which 13 acres are clear cut and in need of constant care. I could really need a new garden -landscaping tool. I also do our church yard..mowing and weedeating for 20 acres..Yes i need to win! Thank You for the chance to win a great product

  • Karen Campbell
    3 years ago -

    I have an acre lot, with a 20’x50′ raised garden area that has gone to the weeds. i’ve had 2 $1000 mowers stolen from my backyard in the last 3 years. I need help fixing my shed to store my push mower and pressure washer and other outdoor items so no more are taken. I would also like to clear out the garden and start using it as we are both unemployed now and that would help a lot with the grocery bills.

  • Joe Tarwater
    3 years ago -

    Well where do I start.Trees are going to need trimed and the hedges to they about 6 foot tall .The grass in the fence is high has the Winne dogs putting up a rised gargen so need some help there.All so putting in some new trees this year allways need new trees have to keep up with that green thing you know and going to build some bird house for them.Hope you pick me I would give them tools a work out like tiebow style. Thanks Joe

  • anthony vitale
    3 years ago -

    want to take down a deck

  • Norma
    3 years ago -

    I could use these tools to fix my landscapeties before I plant new veggies and flowers

  • Florence Comstock
    3 years ago -

    My backyard needs a deck and picnic table and swing. The tools would be a great way to get started on all my projects. Love Black and Decker tools.

  • Roberta Packard
    3 years ago -

    I need a tiller. Mine has been worked on and probably made in the 1950s!! Would be nice not to have to hang on and be josheled all over the place when tilling my veggie gardens.

  • Peggy Lemos
    3 years ago -

    I have a concrete slab that I would love to change into a place to place a table and chairs. I also need to landscape it as it is a weed patch area right now.

  • Jessica Shaffer
    3 years ago -

    The fence in our back yard has been up for so long I tossed a ball at it and it knocked a part of it out. Our Dog has been escaping through one of the many holes in it.

  • Betty Darnell
    3 years ago -

    We need to redo a patio area or build a deck to make a statement in the backyard area. We also need to update landscaping by removing some very old plants and shrubs. Our ever growing family including five grandchildren and the blessing of having four generations able to visit and enjoy each other would really enjoy an updated outside area. We are blessed to have grandchildren from one to sixteen and my mom age 90 who all would rather be outside any day!

  • jim hardway
    3 years ago -

    I hate having the cord for the weedeater and chainsaw getting tangled around trees and other things. Love the battery idea.

  • danny r. maranell
    3 years ago -

    i have alot of work to do on my house. this would help.my house, yard all needs servere updating! i would like to get a deck built eventualy. or if i had the money a whole new house built!

  • jerry mccombs
    3 years ago -

    is that tool made for that?i have lots of bushes that need trimming

  • heidi
    3 years ago -

    We recently bought an old farm fixed upper from an older lady who was unable to up keep her yard. We need help everywhere. It seems never ending.

  • Dinah Halterman
    3 years ago -

    I really need some help in my backyard….I really need a string trimmer…I let the forest natural for all the birds and other wildlife…just need to be able to trim a little better around all of their feeders…need something easy to use. I can’t start the old one the hubby has :) Love yer website FYI…

    • Emily
      3 years ago -

      Thank you Dinah!

  • beverly paquin
    3 years ago -

    my grass need help.

  • Joanne Boustany
    3 years ago -

    We are planning on building a deck in the backyard. We could sure use some help with that :)

  • MELINDA STRABLE
    3 years ago -

    Our Deck in the backyard needs help, I would like to put a railing around it or enclose it!

  • Norma
    3 years ago -

    I could use these power tools to fix my landscape ties and before I plant new veggie and flowers

  • Chris M
    3 years ago -

    My flower beds need help, fence needs repairs, deck needs to be replaced, and, and, and on and on and on!

  • Millie Rojas
    3 years ago -

    I need help fixing my fence in the backyard that it is about to collapse and building some furniture for my backyard. I also tweeted. Thanks for a chance to win :)

  • robin rhoades
    3 years ago -

    I need grass. Something that will grow with little sun. I also need a fence for the kid and animals.

  • Andreas Rappl
    3 years ago -

    I need help redoing my back deck and stairs! It’s rather small and I would love to make it a bigger deck to relax on.

  • Robyn
    3 years ago -

    Our deck needs to be finished!!!!

  • brian
    3 years ago -

    everything needs help in my backyard, especially when i’m in it!

  • Dori V.
    3 years ago -

    We are going to be buying a house in the near future and this would be such a help to us. Thanks for the chance!!

  • Andy Erickson
    3 years ago -

    My backyard could use a tune up, a new shed, new steps and a bit of trimming…. curse you old tree…. lol

  • David Liles
    3 years ago -

    Too many projects to mention all of them. Working on cages in the aviaries, putting up siding on the observatory all spred out over 10 acres. It helps to not have cords to drag around. Looks like I picked a bad time to drop my 18v B&D drill driver off of the roof.

  • Barbara Edwards
    3 years ago -

    Landscaping our yard has been a wonderful experience for us and we are almost finished. It seems as if we have been concentrating on purchasing the plants, pathways. the deck and arbors, etc. Everything seemed so small or new and we never actually thought about maintenance of anything. Hence, no trimming tools etc. We would welcome any tools.

  • Bryan Young
    3 years ago -

    Backyard could use a new deck and shed, maybe a fence in the near future too

  • Jeff Schilleman
    3 years ago -

    My wife is relandscaping my entire back yard. By doing this, I get stuck doing the dirty work, (trimming, cutting, mowing etc). Certain tools work great while others are somewhat suspect. I am always looking for easily ways to accomplish a thankless job.

  • Heather Paakkonen
    3 years ago -

    We have moved into a beautiful older house and the yard as been neglected for to many years. The back yard is all over grown and there are massive weeds everywhere. What makes it hard for me to bring back to a beautiful yard is that I am handicapped and can only do little bits of maintenance at a time. I would love to be able to make my backyard a dream yard. I have so many ideas but I don’t have the stamina to be able to accomplish what is in my head, alone.
    Thank you so much for this opportunity.
    Heather Paakkonen

  • Eden Mancini
    3 years ago -

    I really need this! My husband has been on Workers Comp for over a year with an arm/shoulder injury, and cannot do any of the yard work. I cannot start any of the lawn equipment we have that uses a pull string to start, so the yard has been ignored for over 12 months. It’s literally a jungle out there!

  • Robert Clemmons
    3 years ago -

    I’ve got almost an acre and don’t know where to start in making it into a weekend retreat all we do is mow the grass and fight the shrubs these Black and Decker tools would come in handy.

  • ellen chevarie
    3 years ago -

    just about everything-our fence and what is left of our deck-oh yes and the little porch-HELP!!!!!

  • John Clexton
    3 years ago -

    I need a trimmer that wont keep breaking down. I can’t stand not being able to trim along the fence. With previous trimmers , your string gets chewed up and then trying to replace the thing is a nightmare.

  • Linda Leroux
    3 years ago -

    I soooo need help in my backyard with tearing down a falling down deck at the back of our house and replacing it!! Also need help in the garden we hope to put in this year!!!

  • linda depeano
    3 years ago -

    my deck needs alot of help!!! over the years it has taken a beaten from weather and storms, i sure could use these tools to do some repair to it and adding new planks, i would love to win,

  • Robert Coe
    3 years ago -

    I need help getting rid of ALL the poisin ivy…

  • Lisa D
    3 years ago -

    I am always looking for GREAT tools to help around the house. Always seems as there is something to keep up with or something to fix – and with the price of gas most won’t be getting done as quick – unless I will some KICKGAS tools.
    That woudl be a GREAT help!

  • Meeow Meow
    3 years ago -

    i need help with bush trimming and the tools to do it. have lots of garden space and plants that need a trim too. advice is always great too thanks!!

  • SS
    3 years ago -

    Need chain saw to cut down some limbs…

  • David Lamar
    3 years ago -

    My backyard needs help…..

  • Danielle
    3 years ago -

    My family has a trailer that my husband and I use in the summer. Unfortunately it is over 60 years old and although it is still usable, it is not in the best condition, and gets worse every year. With the intention to replace it within 3 years, I would really like to build a bunk house in the back yard for when the day comes that we can no longer use the trailer. I would also like to build some planters in the front yard and a multi level patio.

  • Mac Reichenbach
    3 years ago -

    Need to make something to hide my garbage container.

  • P.KOPEC
    3 years ago -

    my flower garden is only sparsely populated with flowers. I need an ecomomical way to fill the garden with blooms.

  • diane conover
    3 years ago -

    Our fence and patio needs some help.!!Also the roof over the patio is leaking because of the shutters ..So we need a lot of help Thanks.tweeted also https://twitter.com/#!/djc319/status/190443454051004416.I sure could KICKGAS with these tools!Liked and shared on FB also

  • Lorna Solberg
    3 years ago -

    Every spring my trees and shrubs need to be cleaned up!

  • Christopher McCabe
    3 years ago -

    With six kids and a 100 year old property, what doesn’t our backyard need?
    The wife and I are:
    Building our own step-down deck to patio
    Installing a ‘good neighbors’ fence along the property line
    Designing a cooking pit
    Bringing the original 100 year old ‘in town’ landscape back to useable
    … and that’s just THIS summer season

  • Mary Anaya
    3 years ago -

    What doesn’t need to be done in the backyard. We need to redo part of a fence and trim the trees. I would love to add a deck. :)

  • brian
    3 years ago -

    I got some major trimming to do in the back yard. Ive let it go for too long.

  • Carrie Macias
    3 years ago -

    We have a small run down shed in the backyard that needs some major work. We also several overgrown bushes and other general yard work that needs to be completed. These tools would help out this summer!

  • Tina
    3 years ago -

    What doesn’t need done in my backyard! I have so many trees that need trimmed back and apple tree that need pruned back. stumps from trees cut down that need removed and a riding lawn mower that can help me keep up with how fast my grass grows. My riding mowers are old and always breaking down,which is why I have 2. when one is down, hopefully the other is working. Seems I am always mowing the yard.I think maybe I should get some goats to take care of the grass. LOL

  • Karen Ellis
    3 years ago -

    My backyard needs a deck or patio . . . and some pathways. Once I get that done, I could sure use some help keeping all the growing stuff in line as well! I need a good string trimmer and haven’t found one yet. None of the ones I’ve tried are Black & Decker, however, so winning one would be perfect. Also, my entire back yard (which is over 200 feet wide!) is bordered in hedges that were WAY out of control when I bought the house. They’re a little better after some butchering with a secondhand set of hedge clippers, but wow, would a new set of hedge trimmers make my life so much easier! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Colleen Hughes-behler
    3 years ago -

    Well where do I start… Everything needs help in my backyard. Our weed wacker won’t start and I broke the gas mower last year at the end of the season. So that being said obviously my grass needs to be cut. Trees are overhanging the house and damaging the shingles. Porch needs replacing… I could go on and on. But my goal is to not replace gas mower with another one- I want to get manual or battery – and I’d love a battery sting trimmer!

  • stanley lavanda
    3 years ago -

    cut it up

  • Misty Hernandez
    3 years ago -

    The bushes in my backyard need major help. I also could use the string trimmer to get rid of some nasty weeds!

  • Margie
    3 years ago -

    We need a deck! Right now we don’t have one and with the summer coming, we need to get started on that project!

  • joanne ulbin
    3 years ago -

    my backyard needs help- we have a shed with no door and a fence that is screaming BLAH!!!id like to have it saying come on out back!!not run back in the house!! help!!

  • Von Taylor
    3 years ago -

    We are trying to buy a foreclosure…lets just say the yard wasn’t taken care of. We will have lots of yard word to do.

  • Carl Lujan
    3 years ago -

    Well lets see, it is more what doesn’t need help. Fences need repair, lawn needs some repair and up keep.
    Unfinished projects that could be completed with some nice new tools.
    So much to do and not enough free time, will just plug along but new toys give incentctive!

  • Edward M. Godshall
    3 years ago -

    My wife has planted much shrubbery around the house. this tool would be great to keep them finely shaped. Thank you.

  • Patricia B
    3 years ago -

    I love Black & Decker! My backyard needs so many trees and branches cut, as well as fixing up my garden, and my deck! The tools would be an AWESOME win!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Karen G
    3 years ago -

    what needs done in my yard…hmmmmmm. Everything would be a good start.

  • April Christianson
    3 years ago -

    Lets Start with our garage, i belive it could fall over any day and we do no have the funds to fix it right now. We could also use some serious landscaping. We have 3 dogs and put up a pool in the summer. We need to take that into consideration.

  • Tim Harding
    3 years ago -

    ooohhhh … I have blackberries that always need taming. These would be perfect! I hope I can win these!

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Amy Reynolds
    3 years ago -

    My backyard is becoming over run with thorn bushes and trees. A couple years ago I attempted to cut down the thorn bushes with a hand held hay sickle. While sharping the the blade I needed up at the ER. I ended up with stitches, but to this day I still use my sickle. My backyard would really appreciate these cordless black and decker items.

  • Dale Chisler
    3 years ago -

    Fence line and around the shed needs cleaned off. vines need removed from the trees.

  • Sue Michalski
    3 years ago -

    I have used Black and Decker products for over forty years and have loved every one of them. We are party central for all of the neighbors and friends and family. Our pool is a real draw for everything. I purchased the first cordless, battery line trimmer you put out and have loved it. Sadly I think it is on it’s last leg. I have lots of trimming to keep up with, grass, bushes, and shrubs. The lack of cord and being so much lighter than gas powered tools makes this the perfect tool. I should get a commission for all of the trimmers I have sold to all of the peoople that are out walking. Ha Ha. Help me please, it’s not easy for an old woman to run the community center.

  • Minna Rogers
    3 years ago -

    I bought an older house that has a beautifully manicured yard. I’m trying my best to keep it up like they did, but they had money to burn. Not us. It takes a lot of mowing and weed eating. and I want to make some wooden borders to put around trees and such. The house has such potential to stay beautiful. She has also dissed us around town and at my daughters work because we bought the house at such a low price. I cant let it go down hill and I wont anyway. Thanks to ya’ll for giving us the opportunity to fix something at our home. : )

  • Tina Lewis
    3 years ago -

    Thanks to the gale force winds I have a non-fenced in backyard with lots of kindling available. My husband tries to be a carpenter but he’s not. So the fence continues to lean or be removed and not replaced. I have mentioned lots of times that I would love a wooden pad out beside our pond where we could put the picnic table and it still has not appeared. HELP!!! New tools would help to inspire him I`m sure.

  • Lynda Mattera
    3 years ago -

    The Black & Decker 36v lithium-ion battery operated hedge trimmer and string trimmer would be wonderful for my yard and my parent’s yard. We take care of both yards. Easily I can throw them into my car and run over to my parent’s house and clean up their yard. Both yards need help. My parent’s yard has an overgrown grape vine arbor and needs to be cut down and another built for shading. We are doing that this summer. Our yard, we have a wonderful garden surrounded by beautiful hedges that require a lot of maintenance. Winning would help up out so much as we have to supply tools for both houses. Thanks for the giveaway! Love Black & Decker!

  • RICHARD J FANNING
    3 years ago -

    REBUILDING A PICNIC TABLE.

  • Desiree Holloway
    3 years ago -

    My back yard is a disaster! My deck needs reinforcement and the driveway is cracked!

  • Charlotte Mathews
    3 years ago -

    My whole backyard is in need of help

  • Fernando Cosso
    3 years ago -

    I need an angle grinder to cut a concrete dek

  • Bonnie
    3 years ago -

    my backyard needs a pond or other water feature nad flower beds need cleanup

  • DAVID SMITH
    3 years ago -

    My backyard needs just about everything, I cut the grass and thatsabout it. I have some trees but thats it. Just not sure what to do with it. It is a large area in a rural area. I would really like to have some color other than just green….perhaps a firpit someday.

  • juanita
    3 years ago -

    I love gardening and the honeysuckle smells so sweet but I really need those new tools to get it off my fence when it dies. Please pick me!

  • Johnny O.
    3 years ago -

    My yard needs to a complete makeover. From the lawn to the trees. I need to have a nice yard where my dogs can run around and just enjoy themselves.

  • Sue Farrell
    3 years ago -

    Too much died over the winter in our backyard—big patches of dead grass, a small dead treeand some perenials. I guess my brown thumb attacked.

  • jude
    3 years ago -

    This is the perfect combination for my small oddly shaped patches of green which are bounded by hedges and always fighting off colonization by leggy weeds.

  • Linda
    3 years ago -

    My backyard has places that normal tools just can’t get to. I need 500′ of extension cord to reach some of them, it’s just sad.

  • Rob Hiltner
    3 years ago -

    My girlfriends yard needs a makeover. Bare patches of dirt, more weeds than grass, you name it and it needs it.

  • Rachelle
    3 years ago -

    What can I say? Our whole yard needs help!

  • Stephanie Hager
    3 years ago -

    I started a tiered, mixed walkway/planter area instead of a porch. Now it’s only half-way done, and no one has a clue what it’s supposed to become…

  • Patricia Wagner
    3 years ago -

    I would like to build some raised flower and garden beds in my backyard. Also need to replace the borders on a couple of beds in front of the house.

  • Rachel G.
    3 years ago -

    I can’t say just one thing because my whole yard needs HELP!!!

  • Carl Eyler
    3 years ago -

    Daughter have been in the 4-H for a while. Purchased a 10 acre property and building a small farm raising dairy goats. Starting from scratch, we don’t even have a barn yet. Lots of work to do, building fences and pens

  • Ross Remenak
    3 years ago -

    Our back yard house wall needs repairing from years of a leaky gutter that has directed water behind the boards causing rot.

  • Alessandra Lucas
    3 years ago -

    The bushes in my front yard are bigger than I am. All I have is hand shears, and while they are pretty nice Fiskers, some power tools would make my summer yard work days a lot more enjoyable! Pick me!

  • Ron Syth
    3 years ago -

    What DOESN’T need help? After a long winter, everything in my yard needs major attention, especially the bushes and shrubs that I didn’t get trimmed last year! Does the phrase “Yard Domination” sound familiar? Thanks for any help you can give!

  • LORI STEWART
    3 years ago -

    WHAT I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE BUILD IN MY BACK YARD IS: A PLACE COVERED IN LIKE A GAZEBO WITH ALL SCREENS WINDOWS PUT IN CAUSE THE BLACK FLIES ARE BAD HERE WHERE I LIVE.THEY PUT MY HOME IN A SWARMED. AND SOME GRASS GROWING ON MY SIDE HILL BESIDE THE HOUSE WOULD BE WONDERFUL. BUT,THIS IS A DREAM TO ME BECAUSE I NEVER GET PICKED OR EVER WON ANYTHING IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. BUT I LIKE TO ENTER JUST IN CASE I DO.

  • Buddy Cassidy
    3 years ago -

    I have about four Bushes that hang so long over in My yard that I do not even have room to mow or weed eat around them!! I also need to trim about 6 trees, and cut up 2 trees that were twisted into about have the way up them by some recent Storms!!! I could also use a New Riding mower to mow our yard, the one I have is very old, and the deck has plenty of “J B WELD” holding it together!!! You Cannot Purchase these things on a Disability Check

  • Wesley Shane Winter
    3 years ago -

    My backyard could use another tree and an extension to our deck. My frontyard could use some landscaping around my windows, on the side of the house, and one more tree.

  • Julie
    3 years ago -

    I need help with setting up a family area.. table, chairs, patio… we have 40 acres and have a ton of space but Im just challenged when it comes to things like this.
    I have 4 kids and they all love being outside!

  • Kelly Coldwell
    3 years ago -

    I have a large yard that needs a majer clean up, what I really need are good power tools, because what I have now is old and always breaking down, last year my gas trimmer broke so I started trimming with scissers which left me with blisters, need help.

  • Gerald Baehler
    3 years ago -

    I need to landscape the creek banks.

  • Wanda MacDermott
    3 years ago -

    How great, not to have the weight of a gasoline engine dragging me down.

  • Dolores Inman
    3 years ago -

    My shrubs need trimming

  • Kimm Sutton
    3 years ago -

    In the backyard I need to fix the dog house, Why? well thats part of why I new tools, the dof have chewed everything including the cord to my tools. Need to fix there house so they stay out of my stuff.

  • Barbara Mayes
    3 years ago -

    What I need help with the most is turning my yard into a daycare playground.

  • CATHARINE R
    3 years ago -

    My backyard deck is in serious need of help. Need to replace a lot of boards and refinish the whole thing.
    ceriehl at gmail dot com

  • Frank Del Vecchio
    3 years ago -

    I need some privacy from my neighbors.

  • Jan Jolley
    3 years ago -

    The weeds are loving all the rain we’ve had lately, and they are taking over my yard. I could use a new trimmer and lawn mower.

  • debh
    3 years ago -

    Lots needs help in the backyard; like trimming and power washing and painting… The list goes on and on…

  • Brian hay
    3 years ago -

    My backyard needs a complete make-over for two gardens a small fountain, a larger patio to hold my new patio furniture and grill and smoker so I can entertain

  • Vicki Wilhelm
    3 years ago -

    I have a small backyard with a nice patio and pergola. The pergola needs some treatment. The yard is so covered with pine needles you can’t see the dirt below. Grass would be a plus. This is where our family gets together in the summer time for get togethers and barbecues. It would be nice to have beautiful landscaped area for all to enjoy.

  • Debbie Bryant
    3 years ago -

    Garden and Play area needed!!

  • Kristen Coleman
    3 years ago -

    Oh geeze, I don’t know where to start. We need to reseed the lawn, edge out flower area and garden, fence, new driveway (ours is dirt and rocks), a nice big garage and shed, a deck area, a built-in fire-pit, trim bushes, plant more trees, flowers. That may do it for now, but with 4 kids our needs are ever changing.

  • Mary M.
    3 years ago -

    I have a large yard with grass that needs to be cut, shrubs and fruit trees that need to be pruned and weeding that needs to be done. Then there is the problem with fireants and other insects. So much needs to be done that I cannot list everything.

  • marc Sanford
    3 years ago -

    I have so much to do,trim tree,deck,windows to repair,tools needed cool.

  • Romana S.
    3 years ago -

    The garden Needs help! I need to start planting some veggie seeds, but last week we had snow and frost so unless the weather looks up, It’ll be a late planting!

  • Steve Reece
    3 years ago -

    Need help with yar work

  • Heather
    3 years ago -

    We are still sorely lacking in all things outdoor tools, so this would come in mighty handy at our house this spring/summer. We have a bunch of shrubs that need some trimming, but no way to trim them yet.

    Too bad I never win anything, though! :(

  • Susie
    3 years ago -

    Everything- have a partial privacy fence ~would love a FULL one~that needs to be taken down or repaired, two tree badly need trimmed. I am just too old to repair most, but sure would give a try with the right tools.

  • Michele
    3 years ago -

    My backyard needs the help of Black & Decker!

  • Tom and Carol
    3 years ago -

    My backyard needs the help of Black & Decker!

  • Charlotte Nance
    3 years ago -

    We need a blower, we are both somewhat disabled and sweeping grass off the sidewalk and driveway are very hard. It would also be nice to have some small touches of landscaping that would not be hard to take care of. A perfect idea would be a small garden box to raise a few fresh vegetables that would allow me something to sit on as I go around the edges and work. Some outdoor lighting would be nice to assist us coming in at night.

  • kimberly jones
    3 years ago -

    oh wow where to begin..it would be easier to state what doesnt need done in our back yard.with no outdoor working tools here our yard is total disaster and really needs help so our dogs can enjoy it more and us be able to grill out.Since my husbands retirement from the army things have really gone down hill..he suffers from ptsd and other things.would love to get him into gardening or something with me to keep his mind on other things but not possible with our yard in the mess it is.

  • don squires
    3 years ago -

    Our backyard is nothing but grass and a few old trees. Nothing exciting or worth sitting and looking at.

  • lindsey
    3 years ago -

    My father in law is building a boat in gis backyard and we need to build a shed to house it in

  • Carol Ann
    3 years ago -

    Mike decided he needs a stone type path from the deck to the potting/lawn shed. He wants to make it about 15 inches wide and about 40 feet long. we will have to do some shopping for just the right kind of material.
    We will have a wonderful time in our back yard with or without it. the grass is growing fasst.

  • Ray Sheppard
    3 years ago -

    I have a small yard with bushes all around that could use a constant trimming, plus a lawn that is always in need of a good edging & trim.

  • Bridget Cairns
    3 years ago -

    My landscaping needs desperate help.. bought this property few yrs. ago and just starting to remove & move some of the plant matter – where the previous owners wanted things is not what I like 0r what I want at all.
    Thanks – hoping to win some new equip. to make the job easier.

  • Kevin Wrege
    3 years ago -

    I have a 4 small yard(mine and my 3 neighbors) with a few bush’s that always need a trim.

  • Bob Burch
    3 years ago -

    The neighbors behind us don’t do a great job of cutting down the weeds and they keep growing through the fence. Since I only have an electric trimmer, it’s not easy to get back there and cut down the weeds.

    Cordless landscaping tools would finally allow me to hop the fence and cut these weeds down once and for all.

  • cindy
    3 years ago -

    HELP!!!!! my back deck is falling apart

  • Janelle Vogelsang
    3 years ago -

    My family lives on five acres of land located in the high-desert. We have a very unique ecosystem here and the vegetation is designed to match the tough terrain. We tend a garden fenced within the backyard with herbs, fruits and vegetables that our children love and make all the work worthwhile. :)

  • Romana Ds.
    3 years ago -

    Tweeted the contest to all my followers! :) @littleredro

  • ANN*
    3 years ago -

    my flower beds – they are so full stuff of everywthing and not really organized right
    plus the pesty ground cover takes over to

  • Courtney Michielsen
    3 years ago -

    My husband and I are currently in the process of building a house. It will be our first time with a yard so we don’t have anything to help keep it in shape. This would be a wonderful addition to our new house so we can get ahead of the game and keep our yard looking beautiful.

  • Les Siewert
    3 years ago -

    I could use a rear-tine tiller for my garden…

  • Deanna
    3 years ago -

    Our yard is our mayor DYI porject this season, we are trimming up hedges, building retaining wall flower beds, a porch redo, painting, and building a fire pit. Lots of projects and these would be an amaizing help!! Love your blog, by the way!

  • Jolene Oligney
    3 years ago -

    My yard needs big help. I’ve always wanted a deck, so that would be number one on the list. It also needs a serious weed whacking and tree trimmimg, etc.

  • Richard Marion
    3 years ago -

    My garage is the biggest problem in the yard – it is an eyesore.

    I need to repair the roof and replace shingles, then I need to replace some of the boards and paint-paint-paint.

  • Brian Mikos
    3 years ago -

    It’s about time someone came out with a big lithium voltage battery. Now we can get the job done timely.

  • Tabitha
    3 years ago -

    My back yard is a mess. It’s so overgrown that wildlife is starting to come right up to the house…which in some cases (deer) is cool, and in other cases (skunks!) is not!

    I have saplings that sprang up over last summer, that could be taken down with the hedge trimmer. And the string trimmer would come in so handy in so many ways, from taking down the tall grass to whacking the vines.

    In this house, “To Do” has become “Gotta Happen” — and these tools would make it so much easier!

  • kevin jenks
    3 years ago -

    I need everything my backyard is a disater.

  • jim
    3 years ago -

    It’s supposed to snow here this weekend, so nothing needs to be trimmed quite yet. But, when Spring finally does arrive, I’ll have about 15 hedge bushes to trim. The tool would work great for that project!

  • Linda
    3 years ago -

    My garden structure in my backyard needs help.

  • Tamara Saunders
    3 years ago -

    Everything in my backyard needs help at the moment! We moved into the house in 2007 and haven’t touched the backyard other than to mow and fertilize. However the 36v tool that would come in most handy right now would be the weed trimmer! I am pregnant and my husband is sent out of town for work often, we have a gas weed trimmer now and its finally showing us its getting tired! When you are using it you have to keep it in full throttle…trying doing that with a belly…LOL

  • Karen
    3 years ago -

    I have a lot of trees in the backyard (and front) that are in desperate need of trimming. Winning these would be wonderful!

  • Bob
    3 years ago -

    My whole property is a mess. Trees in the front that need trimming, a 40′ long 12′ high hedge in the back that my dog went near and was lost for 3 days because it is so over grown. Since my wife passed away 2 years ago I just haven’t seen the need to keep on top of the landscaping, but time to get at it. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • Dragggon
    3 years ago -

    I have a almost brand new home(3 yrs old) and a very naked yard with drainage problums and a total lack of plants and shurbs.
    The back Yard is still mostly dirt(clay)
    So these tools could help out alot getting the yard safe for My disabled wife to enjoy.

  • wayne tidwell
    3 years ago -

    Have several bushes and shrubs to trim. Also, some benches and latacies to bebuild.

  • Beth VanVliet
    3 years ago -

    The beautiful flower beds that the previous owner planted have turned into my own private jungle. Anything that can cut, clip or trim would help my cause!

  • Jan Neves
    3 years ago -

    Help! neighbors on two sides of my yard have leaves and weeds and do not clean them up. I only have wire fencing there so the deer have access. What can I do to block the lower portion and keep the neighbors mess on their side?

  • Brett Clyde
    3 years ago -

    I’ve got a fire pit that needs to be laid and a deck that needs to be built in MY backyard. Cordless tools would definitely help with that and the rest.

  • Mary Coniglio
    3 years ago -

    Since my husband had major back surgery last year, and was prohibited from doing ANY yard work until a few weeks ago, our yard is a MESS! I work full-time, and don’t have the energy once I get home to do double duty to keep everything in shape. This year, we have to make up for lost time, but don’t have the tools to do it. We had a hedge trimmer, which was my mother-in-law’s. She passed away in 1999, and it didn’t last long. Our weed whacker bit the dust a few years ago. Anyway, that’s my story. Thank you very much.

  • Warren Hajde
    3 years ago -

    Backyard needs something very bare just a few flowers and bushes

  • Ashley @ DesignBuildLove
    3 years ago -

    lots of things! Mainly some serious side yard cleanup, veggie garden building, hardscaping behind the pool, etc…. too many projects to name! These tools would be awesome!

  • Jim Mullen
    3 years ago -

    I really need to trim back som shrubs growing through the fence from the neighbor’s yard.

  • Ann Pritchard
    3 years ago -

    Need help with yard work cause I had to mow the yard with only three wheels as one of the rear tires broke off while mowing at the end of mowing season last fall. Also my trimmer died-I think it might have been due to natural causes. Need help to put in small patio between garage and pool with a little overhead sun protection. Oh, heck, I’m just going to go for it and wish for an extra pair of hands to help with all the hard labor while I’m at it! I’d also like to do some repair work on the walls (outside) of my house, patch the cracks in the cement and put a different finish on them to kind of dress it up a bit. There’s more but I’ll be good and stop now. Good luck to everyone who enters!

  • Sandy
    3 years ago -

    This old lady needs help trimming some apple tree branches. I think I am going to have to learn to use a chainsaw. LOL

  • Paul
    3 years ago -

    I need to re trim the bushes that the deer have been having for dinner.

  • moose flager
    3 years ago -

    I have a mimosa tree that is taking over my yard, I have cut, pulled shredded and there is no end. The roots are shoots the at come out 20 or 30 feet out from the trunk that was cut, burned, and drilled but will not die. Then around the outside of my house i have New TREES!!!!!! :(

  • Coach
    3 years ago -

    Black and Decker tools rock! My B&D EdgeHog edger is great. Additional tools would be even better.

  • Susi Moffitt
    3 years ago -

    I just moved at the end of January, and our back yard needs a little help! There’s a huge pine tree with way too many branches hanging way too low … and there are at least 2 dips in the ground — I know this because I’ve already stepped into one of them while walking the dogs, and ended up needing physical therapy! (OUCH!!)

    With the right B&D tools, I could trim the tree, hang our birdfeeders and birdhouses, and — oh joy of joys! — build a small shed or lean-to for my lawnmower and snowblower. I love Black & Decker tools and used to own a bunch (but the ex took them when he left .. sigh)!

  • DAVID JOHNSON
    3 years ago -

    MY BACKYARD NEEDS NEW BACKPORCH STEPS

  • Robert Tatman
    3 years ago -

    My yard is 2 acres bordered by 1000 acres of national forest. Help me tame the forest.

  • Leone
    3 years ago -

    Oh my goodness, where to start? We are desperately needing to put up a fence in our back yard. It would make our dogs sooooo happy and it would also keep the pesky moose out.

  • MaryLou Mordecai
    3 years ago -

    My grass really needs help, but the weeds don’t seem to.

  • Corrie Hayes
    3 years ago -

    oh Emily, I wouldn’t know where to START! We moved into our home 2 years ago, and have been working on the inside since. We have just 1 more room to complete inside (which is our master bedroom-why we saved it for last, I’ll never know!) and once the inside renovation is complete, we are FINALLY beginning to work on the much much much needed outside of the home this spring. We live on a hill…literally up a big hill. Our front yard is the Erie Canal. When we first moved in, we did attempt to start on the backyard, it was full of stones and had NO grass…our neighbor came over with a smirk on his face and asked what we were doing with 2 rakes, we explained we were going to rake the stone and plant grass…he then informed us that the previous owner had stone poured as the backyard as to avoid grass, and as we quickly realized, the stone went on for layers and layers…probably dating all the way back to when the canal was dug up. I’m assuming thats why we are on a hill, it is the stone/dirt from the dig-awesome! So needless to say, now we have a toddler and want to spruce up the outside for her to play-we are in for quite an adventure! Wish us luck!

    • Emily
      3 years ago -

      Aw man. Can you dump loads of soil over the stones and cement and plant grass on that?

  • Corrie Hayes
    3 years ago -

    oh and we have a dead tree in the backyard that needs removal, along with a gigantic pine in the front yard that hangs over everything, including our neighbors driveway-definitely needs a sprucing up!

  • ashley
    3 years ago -

    would love the chance to try it out on my farm!

  • Mark
    3 years ago -

    My deck really sucks

  • Harper
    3 years ago -

    My deck desperately needs help this Spring. Chopped into pieces last Fall in order to access the crumbling foundation, it’s been sitting in my carport and begging to be put back together and enjoyed.

  • Maureen G
    3 years ago -

    I borrow my neighbor’s cordless hedge-clipper but he is moving & it will go with him.
    I would love one of my own!

  • Lowell Prewitt
    3 years ago -

    I need to trim my neighbors overgrown bushes and cut down a rubber plant!

  • JASON LEUNG
    3 years ago -

    Need to build a new and stronger fence.

  • Heather Heiberg
    3 years ago -

    Just love Black and Decker tools – we make windchimes and could not manage without them.

    There are two things that desperately need doing in our backyard :
    1. We would like to remove a rather large bottlebrush tree
    2. Our waterfall has a leak due to the roots of our neighbour’s tree growing under our boundary wall, so we can no longer use the waterfall – such a pity as it was beautiful. Unfortunately, our backyard is paved so this could be a major repair

    Keep up the good work and very informative page

  • Lee
    3 years ago -

    I’m getting too old for this stuff, I really need the power hedge trimmer. Or else we start removing the hedge bushes.