Tips on Choosing a Weed Trimmer
Use this advice from DIY experts to choose the best weed trimmer for your lawn.
Gas-powered trimmers: These trimmers have powerful motors and are efficient cutters. Different attachments for different applications, such as edging and cultivating, make these trimmers versatile tools. Each attachment has a handle for hanging when not in use, and the trimmer attachment has a blade inside to cut the string it if gets too long. When first using the trimmer, keep the string long so you get the longest cutting path available.
Mower and Trimmer
Battery-powered lawn mower with trimmer attachment: A switch on the handle allows the user to change tools easily. This is a good choice for a smaller yard.
Lightweight electric weed trimmer: The cord loops around the back to prevent this tool from becoming disconnected. A hook conveniently allows a shoulder strap to be attached. This trimmer is also a good choice for a small yard.
Tips for using a trimmer:
- Remove yard debris before trimming.
- Move the tool in a side-to-side motion. With taller weeds, start trimming at the top of the plant and work your way downward (this prevents weeds from wrapping around the head of the tool and causing it to overheat).
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