Aim:

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

Method:

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:

Can be used in any conditions apart from frost and snow.

Effects of Incorrect Procedure:

Scaling of the ground and damage to tree bark.

Equipment Selection:

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

Practical Tips:

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