Step 1: Mow the grass right
A quick mow can transform your yard from unkempt to uniform in no time. As long as the grass is not too wet from a recent rain or morning condensation, it should be the first step in your last-minute yard cleanup. Be sure you wear protective eyewear and clothing, and never cut more than 1/3 of the grass height at one time. The BLACK+DECKER 17 in. Electric Lawn Mower with Comfort Grip Handles lets you adjust cutting height quickly with a single lever. Also, since it’s electric, it won’t leave gasoline odors or fumes in your yard at party time. And the handles are designed for comfort and ease of use.
Step 2: Trim and edge the lawn
After mowing, trim and edge your yard to give it a clean and finished look. A dual-purpose tool like the 20V MAX* EASYFEED™ 12 in. String Trimmer/Edger will save you time because it can be used to both trim grass anyplace your mower can’t reach and create a clean edge along flowerbeds, sidewalks, and patios. Simply flip the cutting head from a horizontal position to vertical. With both capabilities in your hand at once, you can get the entire yard spruced up faster.
Step 3: Clean the patio and beautify the flowers
Finally, you’ll want to use a blower to clear any remaining debris or clippings from your patio, deck, and sidewalks. This extra touch is what sets a professionally landscaped yard apart from the rest because it completely clears the surfaces where your guests will spend the most time, giving your yard a truly manicured look.
A leaf blower like the BLACK+DECKER Electric Axial Blower will make this step quick and easy. And with its 2-speed control, you can select your power level to make sure it’s just right for the job.
As a finishing touch, consider watering your flowers to make sure they look lively for your party. The BLACK+DECKER ZeroKink™ Garden Hose makes this last step quick and easy.