Trimmers and Edgers: Are They Worth the Investment?

May 20, 2020

It’s essential to keep your lawn mowed and trimmed so that your home looks well taken care of. Keeping your grass mowed and the edges trimmed also keeps it lush, leaving you with a green lawn year-round. When it comes to doing edge work, you’ll have to pick between a trimmer or an edger. 

The following information can help you determine which is best for your lawn. 

The Right Tools for the Right Job

Some people by a trimmer and try to use it as an edger in hopes of creating a clean edge where their lawn meets a sidewalk, path, or driveway. Depending on your tool, you can even reposition your trimmer’s head to make it easier to edge. However, these tools serve separate purposes; although a trimmer is good for maintaining edges, a dedicated edger does an excellent job at creating edges. 

Find out more about the differences between trimmers and edgers in today’s blog. 

When Should I Use a Trimmer?

Trimmers are perfect for cutting around obstacles, such as walls, light posts, and other areas your lawnmower can’t squeeze into. If your tool’s head is repositionable, you can use it to maintain your lawn’s edges. Use a trimmer every time you mow your lawn to finish off areas your mower can’t reach and to trim the grass around your edges for a clean-cut look. 

Although there are different types of trimmers, we recommend you use a classic, string one. String trimmers use a string to cut grass, and you should only use them to maintain your lawn because they are more of a hassle to use when it comes to creating fresh edges. 

It’s important to note that some string trimmers run on electricity, so you’ll need to buy an extension cord if you choose to go this route. 

When Should I Use an Edger?

Most edgers come with a vertical spinning, metal blade that can cut through thick grass and roots. Since these tools are more heavy-duty than trimmers, they’re bigger and designed to be more stable on the ground. 

We recommend you go with a light-weight stick edger, which is the same size as a string trimmer; however, it’s more powerful. Using this tool will give you a straighter line, and you’ll get the job done faster. This tool works best for creating new edges on your lawn. 

If you select an edger, you should edge your lawn once a month, as long as the soil is dry. This tool digs deeper than a trimmer, which can create a separation between your lawn and concrete. 

Need to Upkeep Your Lawn? All Green Pest Control Can Help

Now that you know which tools to use to maintain your lawn, you can keep it looking luscious. But what if you don’t have the time to upkeep it? All Green Pest Control specializes in lawn care and pest control so that we can take care of your lawn. 

We’re a licensed, professional company that is dedicated to providing a positive experience for our customers. We serve Utah and Salt Lake counties. Reach out to us for a free quote