We all would like the grass in our garden to be neat and inviting during the spring and summer. Grass trimmers are ideal for cutting overgrown grass, which cannot be cut with a lawnmower, and also for tidying areas of your garden which you cannot reach with a lawnmower such as around plants and edges of the lawn. Before you go in-store to buy one, these are the things that you should consider.
Which type to buy?
There are three main types of grass trimmers available. The first type runs on petrol. These are often the most powerful and work best if you have a very large garden with dense grass, but they are often a lot noisier, and due to running on petrol, they need more maintenance. The second type is the electric trimmer. It is the most common grass trimmer in the UK, and it has a cord attached to it which allows you to plug it in like any other electrical device. The third type is the cordless or battery-operated variant. It is important that you consider how long the battery lasts. Will you be able to finish doing the whole garden before the battery runs out? Or will you have to buy spare batteries, so that one charges while the other is being used.
How expensive are the spares? (Spools etc.)
Every grass trimmer will require a new spool occasionally. Therefore, you should consider, how expensive are the spools for each different trimmer. Flymo strimmer spares are readily available on the Spares2You online store. They also have lots of other spares such as spool covers, trimmer lines, and replacement cables. Before you decide on the type of grass trimmer that you want to buy, you should do some research to find out how much the spares for that specific strimmer cost and other maintenance costs that you may need to pay for if you have a trimmer which runs on petrol.
What are the key features of the trimmer?
The final thing that you should consider are some key features which make the trimmer comfortable to use. The first thing to consider is that if you are tall, then you should invest in a trimmer that has an adjustable telescopic shaft. Secondly, you should consider whether to buy a single line or dual line strimmer. A dual line strimmer has two cords that cut the grass, and a single line only has one. A dual cord is more effective at cutting thicker and longer grass while also getting the job done faster. Thirdly, you should consider the cutting width, it may seem that it is better to buy a trimmer with a larger cutting width as it will get the job done faster but if you have a garden with lots of delicate plants and flowers to cut around, a smaller cutting width is better, to avoid damage to your plants.
When buying a new strimmer, the first thing to consider is how it will be powered. Each power source has its own advantages and disadvantages. Secondly, consider the cost of spare parts that your trimmer may need and also other related maintenance costs. Finally, consider the key features that each grass trimmer has, which make grass trimming simpler, faster, and more comfortable for you.