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Edges. Blasted edges.

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wakemeupbefore Sun 10-Jun-18 22:05:09

I have a mile of edges that seem to sport particularly speedy grass [sounds odd I know]. We can do the lawns and under shrubs etc with mowers but by the time that job's finished, bloody edges are all ugly and tufty. Again.
Been using the long handled edge cutter, good tool, that, but I just can't keep up.
Could anyone recommend a nice little edge do-er, either a manual mower ( as lighter and won't chew up drive) or a miracle gadget that makes an easy job of it.

GingerKitCat Sun 10-Jun-18 22:53:42

I share your pain, it's one of my least favourite garden jobs.

I use something like this (I think mine were from Wilko). Reviews seem good:

Interested in any other suggestions! I find long handled shears cumbersome and my hedge shears make my arms ache grin

Grasslands Sun 10-Jun-18 23:01:26
This type does an amazing precision job

wakemeupbefore Mon 11-Jun-18 08:14:19

GingerKitCat, thank you, have similar in my 'kit' but need something more of an 'industrial' capacity sad.
Grasslands, thank you, that's more like it but DH will moan about yet another expensive garden gadget... hmm. But I need them all you know.....

chemenger Mon 11-Jun-18 08:15:52


MissCherryCakeyBun Mon 11-Jun-18 10:27:38

@Grasslands the links not working and I'm praying it's a wonder tool that helps I can't kneel down ( lots of knee surgery) so struggle to do the edging too

NanTheWiser Mon 11-Jun-18 11:14:26

Definitely a strimmer, I have a cheaper one than the above link, and it's brilliant! I can do my edging in about 10 minutes instead of half an hour using shears, and it gives a neat, clean edge.

Grasslands Mon 11-Jun-18 11:43:02

Sorry about the link
Honda as well as Black and Decker and a few other companies do make a professional grade powered lawn trimmer.

Grasslands Mon 11-Jun-18 11:44:17

Try looking up; power edger or electric edger.

MissCherryCakeyBun Mon 11-Jun-18 12:20:03

Thanks off to have a google x

wakemeupbefore Mon 11-Jun-18 12:20:22

We have a Husqvarna petrol strimmer, but the edges strimmed do not look 'naice' sad, I want crisp lawn edges. Crisp and even [pouts].

PurpleWithRed Mon 11-Jun-18 12:30:37

consider investing in Everedge. Depends on the size of your garden but it does a fantastic job of keeping the grass from growing into your flower beds and a quick trim with whatever shears you have available restores it to magazine level sharpness in minutes. They usually have a good offer around garden shows so if you want some come back and ask for the Hampton Court code someone will have it. link ink{\]]k}

PurpleWithRed Mon 11-Jun-18 13:10:33

Before and a few snips after, obviously a very quick job for the photos but you get the gist

PurpleWithRed Mon 11-Jun-18 13:12:18

oops here's after

HelenCurrier Tue 12-Jun-18 08:19:08

I wouldn't bother at all! I recently got artificial grass installed by Maze Grass UK and my life has never been easier! Instead of mowing and worrying about edges and regrowth, I can just sit and enjoy my garden whenever! Have you thought about doing the same?

MissCherryCakeyBun Tue 12-Jun-18 10:25:45

I do agree @HelenCurrier it's wonderful stuff and we love it in our current garden we are moving to a house without it but it's a much larger garden so maybe in a year or 2 when funds allow

wakemeupbefore Wed 13-Jun-18 08:19:22

PurpleWithRed, thank you, looks impressive, unfortunately the sheer distance it has to cover makes the venture very expensive. However, am plotting to use it in one of the central island-borders which is driving me potty.

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