There are a lot of people that don’t have a need to trim grass, but they do have a bunch of weeds growing all over their yard and along fences that they would like removed. One of the best uses of a grass trimmer is to eat weeds, and for many people, this weedeating is the primary task of their trimmer.
Low quality grass trimmers are not very good weedeater trimmers, especially if the weeds are in tighter spots, like along fences or walls. A good weedeater trimmer needs to have a lot of mobility and power. It must allow you the flexibility and ease to put the trimmer cord in tighter spots, like at the very base of a fence or wall. It must also allow you to cut thought the larger bundled weeds without having to keep changing the cord due to it breaking or grinding down to nothing.
Many people buy the lower-end grass trimmers that they find on sale in their local department stores thinking that they won’t have any problems cutting down that dense weed growth along their fences and walls. Unfortunately, they’re usually very surprised to find that the trimmer cords that come with the trimmer are so fragile that they need constant replacement after 10 minutes of use. After going through 5 or 6 cords to complete a lousy trim job, many don’t look forward to getting it out again.
How can you control weed in your lawn
Weeds can be loosely defined as plants that are growing in the wrong place. Many weeds can be easily controlled and do little more than cause a nuisance to a gardener or landholder.
Here are some methods for controlling weeds:
Use of a Stirrup Hoe – The best method for controlling weeds is to use a stirrup hoe to cultivate the ground at least once a week. It doesn’t take much time to go out and work your hoe down each row, and by doing this, no weeds can grow because seedlings are uprooted or cut off before they have a chance.
Use of a Pitchfork – By using a pitchfork in a new and/or large bed with little or no existing plants, you will be able to get most of the roots of long rooted weeds.
Vinegar or Boiling Water – If you spot a weed growing in the sidewalk cracks of your sidewalk or in your driveway, try pouring boiling water or vinegar over them.
Mulch – Use lots of mulch. As long as mulch is applied thick enough to keep sunlight from reaching the soil, it will keep new weeds from sprouting.
Hand Picking – The best way to control weed is to hand pick them. Try to pick them before they flower to prevent them from going to seed and seeding themselves all over the yard. Also, be sure to get all the roots; as the weed will more than likely be back in a couple of weeks.
Choosing the best grass trimmers
Weed Eaters are common both in the Landscape Industry and in the home environment and should be utilized within manufacturer’s recommendations. All weed eaters basically have the same design, but come with a variety of power sources. Not only that, but they also come in different power ranges, sizes and prices.