Aim

To cut long grass around trees, fence lines and other objects.

How it’s used

A strimmer is a powered handheld device that uses a flexible monofilament line or a blade for cutting grass and other plants near objects. It consists of a cutting head at the end of a long shaft with a handle or handles and sometimes a shoulder strap.

Timing of use

Anytime apart from when there is frost or snow.

Effects of incorrect procedure

Scalping of the ground and damage to tree bark.

Equipment needed

Can be electric, 2-stroke or 4 stroke (oil petrol mix).

Practical Tips

Wear protective equipment as debris flies back at the operator and make sure people are well away from the operator when in use.