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Lawn edging

 

Long handled lawn shears
It is likely that your lawn will need tidying up around the edges and there are a few tools that can help.

Lawn shears tend be unpopular because they can be heavy and too short in length, which can cause back and neck strain. There are models which are lighter and longer, and details are on this website.

Electric grass trimmers are good for use on small lawns, overgrown lawns, and areas of long grass next to walls and around trees. Most are powered by mains electricity and cut the grass with a nylon cord. Here are a few general points on electric grass trimmers that you might want to consider:

  • Some models cut the vertical edges of lawns and therefore replace traditional lawn edging shears.
  • Basic models work only on flat areas and some of the lighter models can be used with one hand but have a smaller cutting capacity.
  • Heavier duty models (and cordless versions), are usually fitted with an auxiliary handle. This gives more control, however many trimmers are unwieldy to use.
  • If you are a strong wheelchair user, you may be able to use a lighter electric grass trimmer, but only use it for short periods to avoid straining your arms. 
  • A common problem with electric grass trimmers is that the nylon cord becomes jammed in its cartridge and is very difficult to remove.


Long-handled lawn shears

Long-handled lightweight lawn shears

These shears feature light aluminium handles with rubber grips for comfort in use.

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Lightweight telescopic lawn shears

Lightweight telescopic lawn shears

These lightweight shears have adjustable handles so you can trim or edge the lawn without bending. Each handle can be adjusted separately to suit each arm.

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One-handed lawn shears

One-handed lawn shears

The blades can be adjusted to cut vetically for edging the lawn and horizontally for trimming the grass. These shears can be used with one hand.

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Grass collector for lawn shears

Grass collector for lawn shears

A handy device that collects the cut grass staight from the blades of your shears.

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Battery powered shears with extension handle

Battery powered shears with extension handle

These shears can be used with a telescopic extension handle for trimming the lawn, and without the handle for trimming hedges. The blades rotate from horizontal to vertical.

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Lightweight auto-feed trimmer

Lightweight auto-feed trimmer

This model is light enough to use with one hand, and the on/off switch is easy-to-use.

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Battery powered grass trimmer

Battery powered grass trimmer

Well balanced and suitable for use with one hand, this battery powered grass trimmer can be used to edge the lawn of trim the grass surface.

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Lightweight grass trimmer

Lightweight grass trimmer

Light but powerful in use, this grass trimmer has a fixed cutting head and two handles.

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Cordless grass trimmer

Cordless battery powered grass trimmer

A powerful battery, rotating cutting head and a telescopic handle make this a versatile tool.

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Long handled lawn edger

Long handled lawn edger

Also known as an edging iron, this tool cuts clean edges into your lawn and the handle is long enough to save most people from bending.

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Electric grass trimmer with built-in roller

Electric grass trimmer with built-in roller

The roller attachment helps maintain an even cutting height and makes the trimmer easier to move at ground level. The telescopic handle is ideal to save you bending.

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