Grass Strimming Tips & Tricks
If you want to keep the grass in your front and back garden well-trimmed, forget the mower, get your strimmer out – great for grass, weeds and all those difficult bits a mower just isn’t the right tool for. They’re lightweight, easily manoeuvrable and as we said, can get into those little nooks and cranny’s, so the best strimmer for your needs would be a great addition to your shed.
There isn’t heaps of information out there, so we’ve done the hard work for you and used our experience to come up with a few tips and tricks to get the best out of your strimmer and leave your lawn looking fantastic.
Walking backwards whilst strimming is possibly the best tip out there, for one you stop the head from potentially clogging. Also, walking backwards whilst strimming allows a continuous cut without any uneven lines from human error, it essentially allows for an easier, straighter line – whilst not walking all over freshly cut grass.
Make Sure It’s Dry
You rarely want to work on your lawn when it’s wet, it can potentially leave it looking scruffy and muddy which isn’t our desired affect. Strimming your lawn in the dry allows for a cleaner, tidier cut – whilst it’s also a lot easier to clean up the trimmings in the dry, stopping you from getting wet and muddy too!
Strim In Stages
For the ideal outcome, strim in stages. Whether it’s only trimming off half of the amount you think, taking a step back and re-evaluating your progress (you should never cut grass too short). If times an issue though, as you walk backwards strimming, with the left motion take off half your desired length, and when you move back to the right take off a little more – it takes some practice but the results are fantastic.
Choose the Right Strimmer
There are a lot of strimmers out there, so many different designs, shafts and different levels of power. So make sure you do your research when selecting yours, check out strimmer reviews and see what experiences other users have had.
Note: Thank you to http://www.beststrimmer.co.uk for the article.