When it comes to cutting down tall grass in difficult areas, there is nothing quite like the weed whacker. Because of its light weight and ability to reach difficult angles, no gardener should be without it. While weed whacking is pretty self-explanatory, it is also an art when you get down into the details. Here are some ways that you can improve your weed whacking skills.

Protective GearSafety Glasses

You may not be thinking about it but if you aren’t wearing the right gear, you can make all sorts of mistakes while weed whacking. For instance, you may not be wearing goggles or long pants and all of the sudden a rock flies up and hits an exposed eye or leg. For that instant you aren’t thinking about precision or where you are going to cut next, in fact that might be the last thing on your mind. Having the right gear can give you the confidence to make crisp lines and give your garden a beautiful look.


There is nothing like running a well-oiled machine. When you take care of your weed whacker, it will take care of you. Checking the trimming and all of the other functions of the head are crucial to having your weed whacker cut right. One of the biggest things that people forget is cleaning. You need to keep your machine clean if you want it to work properly each time.

The Motion

There is definitely a technique to weed whacking and sometimes it takes a little trial and error before you get it right. It is important to swing the head gently side to side while maintaining the height and level of the head from beginning to end.

The next time you step out on your lawn to do a little trim work, make sure you have the right gear and the right mindset. You will be taking on weeds and cutting crisp lines before  you know it!

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