Give Your Beds and Borders a Sharp Edge With The Ryobi 40V String Trimmer & Giveaway

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40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer, 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger Included

Hey there!

We're finally witnessing the results of all the hard work that we've invested into our yard these past few weeks. The grass is green and growing nicely, all those bald spots that we had on the lawn at the end of winter are almost completely covered, and the plants are growing nicely with many of them full of flowers.

Our job right now is keeping the yard looking good, and that mainly consist of cutting the grass and trimming the beds and borders.

Taking care of the yard is a team effort in our household, the
mister cuts the grass, although my teen boy is the one in charge of mid-week trims. They both love how easy is to do that job with the RYOBI 40V Lithium Brushless Lawn Mower. No gas to deal with, a powerful, self-propelled and light-weighted machine that does a great job cutting the grass.

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I am the one in charge of giving those beds and borders a sharp edge. Because, really, doing the trimming is that extra step that makes your lawn look SO much better!
40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer, 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger Included
I always use a string trimmer for this task. I was using the Ryobi  One+ 18-V the past couple of years, but here comes an upgrade to this trimming job with the new RYOBI 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer, with a 4.0 Ah battery and charger.
Assembling it was very simple, specially because the mister did it! :D
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Guys, this string trimmer is powerful!  It uses a 40-Volt battery, the same type we use to operate the lawn mower. For us, this works like a charm, but if you're new to the 40-Volt and you only use the batteries on the One+ system, this might be an inconvenience.
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Operating the trimmer with this powerful 40-Volt battery was a bit tiresome for me. My right hand felt the weight of that battery. Now, keep in mind I'm a petite person. It would be awesome if it came with a holding strap to help support its weight.

HOW TO GIVE YOUR BEDS AND BORDERS A SHARP EDGE

In one of my previous posts about yard-work, I showed you how to create the edge on this flower bed in our front yard.
You can use one of those half-moon edgers, but I used what I had at hand, a flat edge shovel.
Mark a line you want to follow, you can even use a water hose as a line to follow. Then, using your edger, dig straight down onto the ground, removing that piece of grass/dirt you just dug.
Continue all along that line.  I already had a line, I was just giving it a sharper edge.
After adding mulch this is how it looked:
However, with the grass growing that nicely, that line didn't look sharp after mowing the lawn and that's when the Ryobi string trimmer is needed.
For this type of bed I do two passes with the trimmer, I first go cutting the height of the grass on that edge. I call it the horizontal trim, the trimmer head is flat above the grass.
The second pass is done on the vertical, all along that edge, trimming those grass blades that stick out onto the flower bed.  Changing the trimmer to a horizontal or vertical position is easily done by simple rotating the handle.
This is my easy way to keep this sharp line. ;)
40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer, 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger Included
However, that wasn't my only task. I also went all along the fence, deck and around the house, trimming those long grasses that didn't get trimmed with the lawn mower.
You can see the difference, here outside this flower bed.
Around the deck.
And around those flower pots.

40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer, 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger Included
RYOBI 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer
The other great thing about this Ryobi string trimmer is the attachment capability, which means you can remove the trimmer head and replace it with other yard tools like a mini-cultivator, pole saw, snow thrower, straight shaft edger, blower, hedge trimmer, etc. Each sold separately.
|  mini-cultivator   |   blower   |   straight shaft edger   |   hedge trimmer   |  pole saw   |


40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer, 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger Included

Gas-like power you want, attachment capability you need. The RYOBI 40-Volt X Expand-it Trimmer delivers power like a gas trimmer, with none of the hassle of mixing oil and gas. Attachment capability means you can add on RYOBI Expand-It attachments, saving you time, money and space. The RYOBI 40-Volt X Expand-It Cordless Trimmer comes with premium 0.080 in. twisted line and the REEL-EASY bump-feed string head for faster reloads, usually found only on gas trimmers. The cutting width is adjustable for longer run time or wider cutting width. This trimmer is recommended for yards up to 1-Acre.
40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer, 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger Included



GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Hey guys, it's time to give that yard some TLC and this Ryobi 40V - X String Trimmer plus two attachments might be the starting point to a beautiful outdoor space.

Six easy ways to enter - GOOD LUCK!
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a Rafflecopter giveaway



Other Ryobi Tools you might like:

RYOBI lawn mower
RYOBI Self-Propelled Walk Behind Mower w/6.0 Ah Battery and Charger 

RYOBI ONE+ 18-V Cordless Fogger/Mister - 2.0 Ah Battery and Charger Included






*Ryobi Tools were given to me to try out, 
I love them so much so that they are the tools I use for my every day projects. 
All stated opinions are my own.*
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44 comments :

  1. I love Ryobi products! Will have to look at their edgers.

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  2. I like the blower and the straight shaft edger!

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  3. Oh my gosh! Love all you do. Thank you for this raffle.

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  4. I bought a Ryobi 40 volt a few weeks ago. It works great but I agree that it would be nice if there was a strap to distribute the weight better. Holding it is a good arm workout but that also cuts down on how long I can use it before I'm worn out!

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  5. Your yard looks great! My favorite attachments would be the edger and hedge trimmer. I currently have corded versions of each and I'm always afraid I'm going to cut accidentally cut the power cord. A Ryobi 40V cordless trimmer with different attachments would be a dream come true.

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  6. Love this! The edger and pole saw would definitely get a workout at my home!

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  7. I think I would like the pole saw and edger attachments. I have a ryobi gas backpack blower that works well.
    Liberty at B4andAfters.com

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  8. The edger and the cultivator are my two favorite attachments. I don't have either one of those.I just use a trimmer in place of an edger, but the edger would give ita cleaner look.

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  9. My two favorite would be the pole saw and and edger. We love Ryobi tools we have converted to all Ryobi cordless. We have about 10 or their 18 volt tools they are all awesome.

    sallstun
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  10. The edger and the pole saw attachments are my favorite.

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  11. Mini cultivator and edger

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  12. The Mini cultivator and the blower would be my two faves!

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  13. My favorite attachments would be the hedge trimmer and edger.

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  14. a long life battery. I like cordeless tools, but hate when the expensive batteries die.

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  15. I would want the pole saw and hedge trimmer attachments. I've got some pear trees that need some real tlc.

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  16. My favorite would be the blower and the hedge trimmer. I have a huge hedge in front of my house that's a beast to deal with!

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  17. I like the pole saw and the blower.

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  18. The border edge trimmer attachment is awesome and a great way to perfectly trim without struggle.

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  19. The edger and the pole saw would be my favorites!

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  20. The two attachments I would choose are the hedge trimmer and the blower.

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  21. Hedge trimmer and the pole saw

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  22. It would be hard to choose between the blower and pole saw.

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  23. The cultivated and the blower

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  24. I would pick the hedge trimmer and edger!

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  25. I like the mini cultivator attachment and its tough but I think the pole saw

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  26. The mini tiller and the edger. This is a great contest! Ryobi products are the best!

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  27. My favorite attachments would be the blower and the mini cultivator! Both are super useful in lawn care!

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  28. The blower for sure and the pole saw.

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  29. my favorite attachments would be the hedge trimmer and blower

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  30. I like the edger attachment and I think that it would be great.

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  31. I think that the edger is cool!

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  32. For me I think the two attachments I'd use most would be the Pole Saw and the Cultivator.

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  33. Definitely the edger and the cultivator (this was a surprise/awesome option I had no idea about). Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  34. The edger and the cultivator.. I do a lot of gardening to help feed the homeless, and these options would be an amazing godsend!

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  35. This would be great for our lawn in Southwest Louisiana!!!!

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  36. Such a versatile tool. I'd choose the hedge trimmer and edger, we currently have corded versions of each and the cords are a pain.

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  37. My two favorite attachments: mini-cultivator and hedge trimmer.

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  38. My two favorite attachments would be the blower and the trimmer.

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  39. The edger and the pole saw would be my two favorites!

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