If you do not have that big of a yard for a lawn mower, grass trimmers can get the job done quickly and as neatly as a mower does. Can you imagine having to trim the grass manually using shears? We can’t, either. And here at Outbax, we put a lot of value in getting your gardening work done as quickly, easily and as convenient as possible.
In years gone by, mowing the lawn involved hours of pushing a heavy, loud, and sometimes temperamental mower up and down the property, and making use of a spade to get crisp edges. It was not only cumbersome, but the fumes and noise could be almost unbearable, for you and the neighbours.
Today, not only have lawn mowers come leaps and bounds, but we have more powerful, reliable and easier to use petrol and battery grass trimmers available to us that makes maintaining lawn edges a cinch. But with so many different models on the market, it can be challenging to work out which type is best suited to you and your needs.
Grass Trimmers vs Lawn Edgers
Before we get into the difference between petrol and battery powered grass trimmers; first, we need to tackle a very commonly asked question. What is the difference between a grass trimmer and an edger?
And the answer is, both a grass trimmer and a lawn edger serve a specific purpose.
A lawn edger is ideal for cutting precise, sharp, clean edges around the border of your lawn where it butts up against a hard level surface such as a driveway or footpath.
And while a grass trimmer can also take care of your lawn’s edges, they really offer the freedom and manoeuvrability to trim along undulating garden borders or structures, between trees, shrubs and even veggie gardens, with precision and accuracy.
Another key difference between the two is that a garden edger typically uses a fixed wheel to guide a vertically mounted cutting blade along the lawn’s edge, while a grass trimmer is typically fitted with an adjustable trimmer head that provides a more delicate cut using a consumable nylon trimmer line.
Some grass trimmers also have the added benefit and versatility of being able to swap out the cutting head with other accessories and attachments; such as a grass blade, pole saw, blower, sweeper, hedge trimmer, edger, dethatcher or bristle brush.
Why Choose a Battery Grass Trimmer?
There are many different reasons why professionals prefer a battery-powered grass trimmer. Firstly, they’re perfect for working in built-up residential areas with neighbouring properties close by because they’re quiet. They do not emit exhaust fumes and with advancements in lithium battery technology, they now offer the power and run-time of a similar petrol driven model.
Another benefit is that battery grass trimmers don’t use any fuel. No fuel means no fuel spills. No need to carry spare fuel and jerry cans, or incur the cost / mess of mixing two-stroke oil.
Battery-powered grass trimmers tend to be easier to operate, too. Starting the motor typically involves the simple push of a button. They’re often lighter than petrol powered models, and well balanced, which makes regular use a much simpler task for property owners who may not have much upper body strength. Also, they don’t produce the same fumes that a petrol grass trimmer can, therefore there is less impact on the surrounding air quality.
If you already have a grass trimmer at home and need the right accessories for it, we have just the thing here at Outbax. Our high quality blades for cordless grass trimmers are guaranteed tough enough to withstand even the toughest garden work. Not sure yet what other garden equipment to get for your home? Give us a call today at 02 888 10 333 and let us help you get your garden equipment needs sorted right away.