Whether you're a gardening expert or a beginner, a quick and easy way to make your lawn look special is to trim the edges with a grass strimmer. There's a huge number on the market so read on to find out which one’s right for your needs. Here at GardenLines we’ve put together our guide to the best strimmer buys based on user reviews and popularity.
Petrol strimmers are arguably the most popular type of strimmer. Petrol strimmers are suited to both domestic and professional use. They have a large range and are not tied to a power source. Here are a couple of our best petrol strimmers:
Handy THBC26 Petrol Grass Strimmer
This is very popular as it offers fantastic value for money. It also comes with a harness for operator comfort.
Hitachi CG22EAS (SLP) Petrol Grass Strimmer
Available to buy with a number of different attachments, which make this a really handy multi purpose tool suitable for all sorts of garden jobs.
Electric strimmers are a great choice if you do not like the fumes and mess of a petrol trimmer and suit smaller gardens. They are easy to start and as most are made mainly of toughened plastic they are lighter than petrol trimmers. Electric strimmers have the same power as petrol strimmers so you don’t lose out on any cutting capability. Our customers like these electric strimmers:
Ryobi RBC1020 Electric Grass Strimmer
It is easy to put together and is straightforward to use - people note how easy the instructions are to follow.
Flymo Contour 600HD Electric Strimmer
This electric strimmer is another top buy. It is a low cost option but still provides great performance. This strimmer is particularly lightweight which is good when you need to get at those hard to reach areas.
Cordless strimmers are a good choice if you are working away from a power source as they use a rechargeable battery. Our customers have been impressed with the length of the charge life on cordless strimmers. Also, some people have commented on how useful a cordless strimmer is on an allotment where often there is no electricity supply. Another pro of a cordless strimmer is they are lightweight and easy to handle. Here are a couple of our most popular models:
Bosch ART23 Accutrim Cordless Grass Strimmer
This is well made and is powered by an 18 volt Nickel Cadmium battery and can trim up to 800m on just one charge.
Flymo Contour 500XT Cordless Strimmer
This will strim for up to 30 minutes on one charge. It also features a plant guard - ideal for protecting over-hanging plants.
Once you have picked your strimmer do not forget the extras like safety goggles, ear defenders, replacement strimmer lines and a harness (if one is not supplied). Try our Handy Trimmer Safety Kit which includes a visor, ear muffs and sturdy gloves to make sure you are safe while on the job. As with any garden machinery, GardenLines recommend you read and adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions. Why not read our Lawn Care Calendar article for more tips on how to keep your lawn looking great? View our full range of Strimmers and Strimmer Accessories.