How To Use a Strimmer: Give Your Garden a Fine Finish

Strimmer in use on lawn
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You’ve finished mowing the lawn and now you need to know how to use a strimmer to get rid of long grass and weeds in those inaccessible and annoying areas that your lawnmower won't reach. 

A lawnmower will give you a well-manicured lawn but hidden away in the corners, along fence edges and around borders there will be untouched grass and weeds spoiling the look of your lawn.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.