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 most popular petrol strimmers:
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.
McCulloch TrimMac Petrol Grass Strimmer 25cc
This model offers great value for money backed by a trusted gardening machinery brand. At only 3.6kg a very light machine with a tap'n'go head.
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:
Bosch ART23 Easytrim Electric Grass Strimmer
This is one of our lightest models but still has the power to get the job done with a 280W motor. The unique pro-tap spool prevents the line becoming tangled when changing the spool.
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:
EGO Power Plus String Trimmer EGST1200E
With the latest battery technology the EGO Power Plus String Trimmer can run for up to 45 minutes on one charge of the 2.0Ah battery. With the convenience of the interchangebale battery system of the EGO range.
Greenworks G-MAX 40V String Trimmer
This light weight machine is ideal for small gardens. 90 degree rotating head with edging wheel for walk behind edging for versatile use.
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.