Not many people get a huge kick out of taking care of their lawn, but everyone does get a huge kick out of looking at a gorgeous lawn and garden. Which means, whether we like it or not, we’ve got to get out there and do our landscaping to ensure such a gorgeous lawn and garden — or pay way too much to get someone else to do it. Of course, in order to do this properly, you’ll need the right equipment. Let’s take a look at one of the best pieces you can consider to get this work done right, the Black & Decker 3 Piece Lawn Care Center.
- Features a 28cc 2-cycle engine which powers the 17 inch (cutting width) trimmer head
- Trimmer engine runs on a mixture of unleaded gas and 2-cycle oil (2. 6 oz bottle is included, see bottle for mixing instructions)
- Easily release new trimmer line as you work by tapping the trimmer head against the grass to activate the Tap 'N Go line release feature
- Have no worries when it is time to replace the trimmer line - the T25 trimmer head is designed for simple and easy line reloading
- A translucent fuel tank allows you to visually monitor your fuel level as you work
Lawn Care Set
To start, realize that you need a trimmer, an edger, a sweeper, and a mower, at least, to do good landscaping work. Unfortunately, it costs a lot to buy one machine for each of these tasks — at least a hundred dollars each if you go that route — but, fortunately, you don’t have to buy four tools for four tasks. Rather, you can buy a so-called “lawncare center” or “multi-tool”. These can be transformed from one tool — say, an edger — into another — commonly, a trimmer. This allows you to do a whole lot with just one tool, and saves you a lot of money and time in the long-run.
The Black & Decker LC3K220’s main feature is the fact that it is a lawncare center. That is, it you’ll have, for one price, three tools: A trimmer that converts to an edger, a hedge trimmer, and a sweeper. This covers about 90% of the landscaping tasks you’ll have to take care of to ensure a pretty, presentable lawn. This also saves you a lot of money in the long-run, as we discussed above.
Additionally, each of the tools is cordless, powered by a 20V Li-ion battery. These batteries charge quickly, and allow you to work for the whole day without needing to be charged again. On top of that, they don’t need to be replaced for many years, allowing you to work with a practically new machine for quite awhile before the need to upgrade or do maintenance arises.
The hedge trimmer features a 22” blade, so you can reach further than you would with a machine that offers just the standard 13” or so. This puts you in a pretty powerful position to do quite a bit of trimming from a distance without needing to set up a ladder or just accept that this or that hedge will remain gnarly because it’s out of your reach.
Finally, you’ll use the sweeper to clean debris you generate from all this trimming and edging from the ground around your house with no trouble at all — having a machine dedicated to this purpose is a boon, and makes your job a whole lot easier, as it brings out the beauty of your landscaped home immediately.
Motor: 11A 2.25 HP
Dimensions: 47.5 x 10 x 12.5”
Time to Full Charge: 4 hours
The major benefits to the LC3K220 include its extreme versatility, a consequence of its including a standard edger and trimmer combination, sweeper, and extended-reach hedge trimmer; its ability to hold charge for a long time; the fact that it is a cordless piece, allowing you to work as far away from the walls of your home as you wish, or need; and its light weight, which ensures you won’t fatigue as you are working or have to take time to get used to the new piece of equipment in your hands.
In addition, the lawncare center is extremely durable. It is known for being able to take quite a bit of abuse, and customers praise it for lasting much longer than most similar pieces of equipment can boast.
How to Use
Using the LC3K220 is a cinch. All of the cords are strung when it arrives, so all that is left for you is to plug it in, let it charge for four hours, put on your goggles and safety gear, carry it out to the work place, pull the ripcord, and get to landscaping!