Most of all though I have to thank you for being a reader. Without your visits, shares, and comments on this blog and in social media it wouldn't have grown to what it is now. It is because of this that I love doing what I get to do next...give something away! The folks at Troy-Bilt sent me one of their newest products for the yard, the Jet Blower. They also told me that I get to give one away to a reader of Growing The Home Garden! For my 7 year blogging anniversary I thought that giving one lucky reader a Jet Blower would be perfect.
Here's a little about the Jet Blower from Troy-Bilt.
Before I review the Troy-Bilt Jet Blower, I think it is important to note that I have never used a blower for garden use before. I've always been able to manage with the mowers and weedeaters to take care of cleaning up leaves and debris from mowing. That being said I can definitely see some good uses for a blower. Blowers can take a lot of the work out of raking leaves in the fall. They can easily cleanup the grass clippings from the street which will keep the clippings from entering gutters and drainage areas. Back in the days when I was a band director our band kids and parents used blowers to cleanup the trash after football games. Blowers can definitely be useful!
Now you can have one of these for your backyard garden! All you need to do is comment here on this post and tell me what you do with your fall leaves? Do you compost them? Use them as mulch? Grind them in the lawn? Or blow them into big piles your kids (or you) can jump in? After 7 days (Nov. 4th) I'll draw from the names in the comments and one winner will be chosen. You need to be within the continental United States to win a Jet.
Thank you for reading, don't forget to follow on the Facebook page, and please share this contest with your friends and family. Who knows, maybe one of them will let you borrow the Jet if they win!