How to Get the Most Out of Your Weed Eater

What are the best uses for weed eaters? We explain. Read how to use weed eaters to easily edge and trim lawns and tidy up yards.

Weed Eaters: How to Use to Easily Clean Up Yards

You have a yard. You need to maintain it properly. You bought an advanced weed eater that is best suited to your needs and preferences to maintain it.

Now what?

Maintaining yards can be a difficult task in itself. You need to know what you’re doing and then there’s the investment of time and effort. By using weed eaters you can do your yard maintenance task be more efficiently and quickly. This, however, depends on your ability to move about it. First things first, you should know exactly how your weed eater works. This is how you will be able to get the most out of your weed eater.

Also, we have made a list of tips and tricks that you can use to make you get the most out of your weed eater in a simple and even enjoyable way.

Why You Should Figure out the Direction in which your Weed Eater Spins

To put it simply, if your weed eater spins in a clockwise direction you should cut grass from the left side. This way the debris would be discarded on the right side. And obviously, if the weed eater spins anticlockwise, cut grass from the right side as the debris ejection would be the left side.

Basically, you should not be struggling with your weed eater. Just go with the flow in which it spins by observing the direction. Also, take care to not harm yourself or the people around you.

Why to Take your Weed Eater Out on a Bright, Sunny Day

A weed eater operates at its full capacity when the grass blades are dry. There is also less strain on the tool as well. Avoid trimming your yard when it is raining or when the grass is wet. Wet grass can create resistance which can damage your weed eater permanently.

This is also safer for you as there are high chances for you to slip and fall on wet grass than on dry grass. You may even injure yourself severely. So for your safety and the longevity of your weed eater, skip rainy days.

How to Make the Required Adjustments to your Weed Eater

Most of the weed eaters come with adjustable handles. Carefully adjust these handles to your height. You can also use shoulder harnesses so as to not feel the extra load of the weed eater. Next up, set the trimming speed of the weed eater. The speed should be just high enough to cut the grass. Choose the full-throttle option only when you need it. You can even refer to the user’s manual to go about the tool.

How to Determine the Most Effective Cutting Technique

There are predominantly four cutting techniques – edging, tapering, screeding, and scything. Choose the edging technique when your grass is just adjacent to the pathway or driveway. Tapering and screeding is best for when you want to get the edges of the yard along with fences or trees and get rid of weeds in the pathways or pavements respectively. Whenever you come across any barrier while cutting grass, you should switch to the scything technique. Hence, every technique serves a specific purpose. It’ll take time to master these but once you do, you’ll be able to get a yard with the desired results.

How to Store Your Weed Eater Properly After Use

Once you’re done with your task, take the necessary steps to clean your weed eater. Remove grass bits or stuck debris by using a brush and then finally give it a good rinse. Wipe the tool with a dry cloth and store it properly. This will help to keep your weed eater in a good condition which, in turn, will increase its longevity and durability.

As mentioned above, you need to buy a good quality weed eater before you start with yard maintenance. There are so many companies selling different weed eater models every other day. Of course, the wide array of choices that you get is appealing. But, with more choice comes more confusion. Try to select a weed eater with which you and your yard are compatible with.

First, figure out the type of weed eater that you want. There is the gas-powered weed eater, battery-powered cordless weed eater, and corded electric weed eater. Each of them has its pros and cons. Second, figure out the power rating that you want. Third, find out the right shaft for you. Whether you want the straight shaft or the curved one - it is your choice completely. And lastly, choose a weed eater keeping in mind your lawn size and the structures on it.

Resources— Huaju Industrial, Daily Gardener

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