Maintaining the edges of your lawn is an important part of keeping it looking great. Edging helps provide definition between different areas of your yard, and it can also help prevent weeds from growing near your home or foundation. You may be wondering how to edge trim a lawn without spending a lot of money on expensive tools.
Fortunately, there are several ways you can do this for a reasonable price.
Use a lawn edger.
Use a lawn edger to trim the edges of your lawn. Edgers are tools used to create clean, tidy lines around plant beds or between the lawn and a patio, driveway, pathway or public space. A blade of an edger creates a little gap between the turf and the area that needs to be cleanly divided from it.
Use a string trimmer.
When it comes to edging your lawn, a string trimmer is the most effective tool you can use. A string trimmer has greater power and versatility than a lawn edger and cuts more precisely than other tools like electric hedge trimmers or manual shears.
For example, if you have a lot of grass growing in along the edges of your home or around trees, using these types of tools will be difficult because they don’t cut as close as string trimmers do—and sometimes not even at all!
When deciding which model is right for you, consider these features:
Clean up the edges.
If you have a lawn edger, use that instead of your weed eater to trim along the edges of your lawn with more precision (and less mess). Set the blade depth to cut just below soil level and follow along the edge of your lawn without damaging any existing turf or plants growing nearby.
Trim away overhanging branches from trees at least once per year by using either a string trimmer or power washer depending on how thick they are—the thicker they are, the more effective an electric string trimmer will be at cutting through them and leaving behind clean lines.
Edging is often used to make your lawn look neat and tidy. It’s a quick and easy way to keep your lawn looking good, especially around flower beds and pathways. The process of edging involves trimming the grass at the edge of your lawn, which can be done with a lawn edger, string trimmer or even a lawn mower. Edging helps give shape to areas of different heights in your landscape, like beds filled with plants or raised garden areas.
If you are looking for the right tool to get the job done, check out our line of STIHL Trimmers & Edges we offer at American Power Equipment.