If you want to know how to edge your lawn with a string trimmer, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll show you everything you need to know to get the job done right.
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String Trimmer Basics
A string trimmer, also known as a weed whacker or weed eater, is a powerful and versatile tool that can be used for a variety of lawn care tasks. From trimming grass and weeds to edging your lawn, a string trimmer can do it all. In this article, we’ll show you how to edge your lawn with a string trimmer.
Choose the right string trimmer
Now that you know the basics of using a string trimmer, it’s time to choose the right one for your needs. String trimmers come in electric, gas and battery-powered models. Each has its own set of pros and cons.
Electric string trimmers are lightweight and easy to maneuver. They’re also the most affordable option, but they require an extension cord, which can be a hassle.
Gas-powered string trimmers are more powerful than electric models, so they’re better for large yards with thick weeds. They’re also more expensive and require more maintenance than electric models.
Battery-powered string trimmers are the most expensive option, but they offer the convenience of cordless operation. They’re also lightweight and easy to maneuver.
Select the right cutting line
Not all cutting lines are created equal. In fact, there are three main types of cutting line to choose from: circular,
square and Serrated. Each type has its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages that you should take into account before making a purchase.
Circular Cutting Line: The most common type of cutting line, circular line is inexpensive and easy to find. It also offers good cutting performance and wear resistance. However, it can be difficult to load onto the trimmer spool and is not as durable as some of the other options.
Square Cutting Line: Square line is less common than circular, but it offers a number of advantages. It is easier to load onto the trimmer spool and provides a more precise cut. It also wears down more slowly than circular line, making it a good choice for heavy-duty applications. The downside is that square line can be more expensive and difficult to find.
Serrated Cutting Line: Serrated line is designed for tough cutting jobs like thick weeds and grass. It cuts quickly and cleanly, but wears down more quickly than other types of line. It can also be more difficult to find and load onto the trimmer spool.
Prepare the trimmer for use
Before you begin, you’ll need to do some basic preparation. Read the operator’s manual for your trimmer, and become familiar with the controls. You should also check the trimmer line to make sure it’s not frayed or damaged in any way.
To start the trimmer, first make sure that the control lever is in the “off” position. Then, press the priming bulb a few times to get fuel flowing into the carburetor. Next, turn on the choke lever and pull the starter cord until the engine starts. Once it’s running, you can move the choke lever to the “run” position.
Edging Your Lawn
Edging your lawn is a great way to create a clean and well-defined boundary between your grass and your flower beds or sidewalks. It also gives your lawn a neater appearance overall. You can use a string trimmer to edge your lawn, and it’s actually not that difficult to do. In this section, we’ll show you how to edge your lawn with a string trimmer step by step.
Mark the edge of your lawn
Before you start edging, it’s important to create a clean line that defines the edge of your lawn. You can do this with a garden hose, by painting a line with landscape marking paint, or by setting a row of bricks along the edge. Once you have a clear line to follow, you’re ready to start edging.
Start the trimmer and begin edging
Start the trimmer and begin edging along the perimeter of your lawn where the grass meets pavement, sidewalks or driveways. Use a slow and steady back-and-forth motion, overlapping each stroke by about an inch. Keep the string trimmer at a consistent height to ensure even cuts.
Move the trimmer slowly and steadily
Edging your lawn with a string trimmer is a great way to create a neater appearance and defined border between your lawn and garden beds. It’s also an effective way to control the spread of grass into flower beds or other areas of your yard.
To edge your lawn with a string trimmer, start by moving the trimmer slowly and steadily along the edge of your lawn. Be sure to keep the trimmer level so that you don’t accidentally remove more grass than you intended. As you move the trimmer, keep an eye out for any rocks or other obstacles that could damage the blade.
Once you’ve gone all the way around your lawn, go over any areas that need a bit more attention. Once you’re satisfied with the results, clean up any loose grass clippings and dispose of them in your compost bin or green waste bin.
The last step is to go back over the entire lawn with the string trimmer to get any missed spots and to make sure the lawn looks even. Be sure to go slowly so you don’t miss any spots. Once you’re finished, turn off the string trimmer and put it away.
Finish edging your lawn
Assuming you’ve already gone around the entire perimeter of your lawn, you’re now ready to finish up. To do this, start by edging along the sides of your lawn where your lawn meets garden beds, sidewalks, and driveways. You can also use your string trimmer to create a clean edge between your lawn and these features.
Be sure to go slowly and be careful not to damage any plants or other features as you edge. Once you’re finished with this, you can move on to trimming any areas of your lawn that need it. When you’re all done, congrats! You’ve just completed a perfect job of edging your lawn.
Clean up the trimmer
Be sure to clean up your trimmer before you put it away. Get rid of any debris, such as grass clippings, that may have accumulated on the trimmer. Also, wipe down the trimmer with a clean cloth to remove any dirt or grime.
Put away the trimmer
Once you’ve edged the entire lawn, it’s time to put away the trimmer. Be sure to unplug the trimmer first, then remove any bump feed line that may be left on the spool. If you’re using a gas trimmer, run the engine until it runs out of fuel. This will help prevent clogs and other issues next time you use it. For electric trimmers, remove the battery or cord before storing. Wipe down the trimmer with a clean cloth to remove any grass clippings or dirt. Once it’s clean, store the trimmer in a dry, safe place until next time.