Using a string trimmer is not as easy as it looks. There are a few things that one needs to understand before using a string trimmer.
Here, are a few things that one needs to understand before choosing a string trimmer.
The string trimmers are of two kinds. Both these kinds have their specific usages and suit different types of users. These are.
• Straight Shaft Trimmers
These trimmers have a long and straight shaft that makes it most suitable for people with good height and the best trimmers for cleaning up areas under shrubs and bushes.
• Curved Shaft Trimmers
The curved shaft trimmers are a little shorter in height and suit all kinds of user builds. The best applications are cutting the corners and round areas near trees.
After choosing the right trimmer, here are a few guidelines that can increase your efficiency manifolds while using a trimmer.
1. Spin Direction
Check the spin direction of the blades; mostly it will be anti-clock wise, making the trimmer throw all the wastes on the left side of the trimmer. So, the user must provide ample space on the left side for the trimmer to eject the materials. If you make the trimmer throw the materials on a wall it might get dirty, the blades might get damaged, etc. So, keep the spin direction in mind.
2. Taper on the Edges
When you trim the ends of the lawn, you should taper the trimmer. That is tilting the trimmer at some angle. It will give a better look and a more precise cut to your lawn. When you give a tilt, you give a closer cut to the edges, giving a cleaner look to the lawn.
To give a great and close finish to the corners and the edges of the grass where it meets the fence, driveways, etc. you can use the trimmer vertically. It creates a very great looking clear divide between the two different parts of the lawn. It should be done very cautiously, as dirt, rocks and other debris is expected to come your way.
Instead of simple trimming, in a lawn with thick grass and obstacles, it is recommended to do scything instead of trimming the grass. Scything removes all the grass and other weeds with a lesser effort. In order to get a closer shave, you can overlap the multiple scythes.
5. Cleaning Up
When you are cleaning up an area with presence and absence of grass like sidewalk, driveways, etc. it is recommended to tilt the trimmer at an angle and move along the whole driveway. If you selectively try to trim the areas with the trimmer you might leave spots, and if you follow the areas one by one it will take time. However, if you treat as if the whole area has grass and weed and cut the whole at once at an angle, there would be no weed or grass left and it will also take much less time than any other method.
These are the special methods in which one can use the trimmer and clean up their lawn. If a person uses the trimmer as per the conditions, one will get the desired result as there is no standard method to operate the trimmer. Click here for more