Guide About The Lawn Edger [ Electric | Manual ]

Since the lawn may be mowed, weeded, and fertilized properly with the utmost care, but no matter how perfectly maintain your lawn may be, it will end up looking messy if you don’t pay concentration to the edges of the lawn. 

When it comes to edging your lawn, your lawnmower just is not going to cut it. You need to get yourself a good lawn edger for better edging performances for your lawn. While spending money to afford the lawn edger, one has to choose the better according to the requirements of their lawn.

The perfect edges of the lawn are not only for the decoration part. They are more functional than a beautiful way to separate one segment of your landscape from another. The purpose is to improve the look of your lawn and make it easier to maintain.

No matter, how you do, edging a lawn is an easy and inexpensive way to give your lawn a well-organized look and add value to your property, also gives you a clean line for easy purposes of mowing and trimming.

You can use a lawn edger for the perfect edgings to the lawn. Now, it’s time to choose your edger—power or manual. They come up with different models and with unique prices also. Normally, Edgers come in models like wheeled and stick varieties. They are also available in between gasoline and electric models.

If you want a manual hand edger, you can control it according to your requirements of yourself. But choosing the best lawn edgers at an affordable price is one important thing to consider while buying. Here we discuss some of the best lawn edgers according to their performance and cost of purchase.

Features To Be Considered While Buying Lawn Edger:

1.Yard Size:

Lawn area containing large trees

For small type of lawns, an electric pole single-wheel lawn edger is appropriate for completing the work efficiently and quickly. For medium to large-sized garden with the several flower beds, and lot of areas to cover and having wide driveway paths, then it is better to consider and buy walk-behind multi wheel edger with battery operated or gas-powered model.

2. Blade Quality:

A lawn edger that comes with high-quality blades will give your lawn a perfect cut. Choosing the right model with at least three different blade positions and adjustable cutting depth will provide you a precise and clean cut. Different lawn edger models come with different quality blades according to the type of model.

lawn mower with rusted blades

Also, choose angled blades for different angled finishing cuts rather than straight blades that run perpendicular to the ground. When it comes to the size of blades, the standard blade size length is available from 7 to 9 inches and the width usually ranges from 1 ½ to 2 ½ inches. And the thickness of the blade ranges from 0.098 to 0.125 inches. Dull blades rip the grass instead of cutting it, reducing the health of the lawn.

3.Power:

whether the edger may be electric, gas or manual, you have to check the edger before purchasing them. The power of the lawn edgers can be represented in terms of horsepower and torque. When it comes to the lawn edgers at least they need amount of 4.75 torque and 3.5 horsepower motor to run effectively.

4.Weight:

Weight is another important thing to consider while buying the lawn edger, particularly if you have a large yard. The lawn edgers comes with less weight models with easy maneuver. Even though, a heavier model is more powerful and durable than the light lawn edgers but it is difficult to push them around while handing large lawn areas.

 When it comes to lightweight lawn edgers, it is easy to operate and store need less energy to complete the task. And also saves your energy and time efforts.

5.Lawn Edger Styles:

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get great garden edging. Based on the performance, the lawn edgers are divided into different styles which include pole, walk-behind, and string edgers. When comes to Pole Lawn Edgers, they are used for difficult terrains and for uneven lawns. And these provide more control and stability when compared to other edger styles.

Walk-Behind Lawn Edgers are similar to lawn mower and have 3 or 4 wheels.These type of lawn edgers have a large and more powerful engine with large handle type which is used for easy control of operations.

6.Maintenance:

Lawn edgers also need proper maintenance and care to preserve their efficiency and durability regardless of the power source. However, when compared with normal lawn edgers, the gas-powered models need more maintenance. Basically, all the lawn edgers need minimum maintenance for their performances. And finally, keeping a lawnmower in good working condition helps promote safety. This also saves your machine’s life span without affording your money.

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