However, if you’re struggling to keep things neat you’re not alone! This common problem can be solved in no time with the right grass trimmer and some handy tricks.
During the warmer months you may find yourself cutting your lawn once a week to maintain a healthy appearance. There are several parts of a lawn, especially if your garden is a quirky shape, which can’t be reached with your everyday lawnmower.
Grass trimmers are a great easy way to keep your garden looking neat and tidy all year round. They are multipurpose so can be used to cut long, overgrown grass as well as to tidy lawn edges and trickier spots that can’t be reached with a lawnmower such as around plants.
Many of Flymo’s grass trimmers such as the Contour 500E also rotate its head by 90 degrees allowing you to cut vertically across the border which ultimately creates a neater edge.
Before you start firing up the trimmer there are a few things to consider such as the types of edges in your garden (including open and closed edges) and the type of grass trimmer you will need for your individual lawn…
Open edges are those that are exposed on one side such as those around soil, shrubs and trees. A closed edge is when a lawn edge ends and a surface appears on the other side such as a concrete driveway, brick work or a patio. Each type requires different approaches.
When considering which grass trimmer to buy, there are a number of key factors to take into account and options available.
There are three core types of grass trimmers available depicted by their power source and each with their own benefits;
Petrol grass trimmers are often more powerful, making them suitable for large gardens and thicker, denser grass. However, they are noisier and do require more maintenance than conventional electric grass trimmers. The electric grass trimmer is the most commonly owned trimmer in the UK and runs off the mains electricity found in your home. Eclectic trimmers are sufficient for small to medium sized garden and tend to be lighter in weight.
The third and final variety is cordless or - battery operated. When buying a cordless grass trimmer, consider the run time of the battery. The best batteries are lithium-ion batteries which keep their power right up until the run out and need charging. You will also need to know the span of the battery on one charge to ensure it has enough power to tackle your garden in one stint.
As well as keeping the lawn edges maintained there are a few things you can do to make them into features. Check out these ideas for inspiration;