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If you have a yard with a lawn and bushes, you know that the trimming and upkeep to maintain curb appeal can be a lot of work.  Trimmers are designed to cut the maintenance time.  While there are several different types of trimmers, they all have their unique advantages.  Here are the main types of trimmers and why they can help you keep your yard looking like professional gardeners just left. There are three main types of trimmers, gas, battery and corded.  While each different kind of trimmer can be used for any of your trimming jobs, each of the trimmers is geared towards different types of work.

Gas Trimmers

Gas trimmers are perfect if you have a more spacious yard with bigger bushes and hedges.  They are more powerful than their electric and battery powered counterparts, so they are a fantastic option when there is more yard to cover. Their power allows them to do quick work out of big jobs.

Electric and Battery Operated Trimmers

Electric trimmers are typically the best choice for most homeowners, and consist of both the battery operated and corded variety.  The corded trimmers will need to be plugged into a power source during use, most requiring an extension cord to reach an outlet at the house. Corded trimmers aren’t ideal for large yards. However, battery-operated trimmers are the other type of electric trimmer; they just need to be charged before each use.  Corded and battery powered are usually more affordable and quieter, as well as easier to start than other types of gas models.  The downside, however, is that they typically have less power so larger jobs may take a little longer.

Now that you know trimmers can either be gas, corded or battery powered, here are some of the various types of trimmers and how they can help you in the yard.

Hedge Trimmers

Hedge trimmers are best used to trim hedges and other types of bushes. While they can also be used to trim the edges of your lawn as well, there are better options out there for that particular job.


String Trimmers

String trimmers, also known as weed eaters, are great for cutting greenery and are designed to be able to get right up against rocks, fences, trees, etc.  They can do this because they utilize a plastic line that is whirled around in a circle at an extreme speed. Some are even able to have metal attachments added to them as well.

Walk Behind Trimmer Mowers

Walk behind trimmer mowers are just that, a trimmer that you walk behind to move and navigate.  These will benefit you when you have a larger area that needs to be trimmed, as they are generally much larger when compared to other types of trimmers.

While there are many different types and brands of trimmers available on the market today, like everything else, they are all not created equally.  The top quality hedge trimmers, string trimmers/ weed eaters, battery-powered trimmers and walk behind trimmer mowers, are continuously either an Echo, Cub Cadet, Shindaiwa, or a Dr. Power & Toro trimmer.

These four brands are not just high quality, but they are designed with you in mind. From the ease and durability of use to the quality of the design and craftsmanship of the trimmer, when you go with an Echo, Cub Cadet, Shindaiwa or Dr. Power & Toro trimmer, you will not be disappointed.

When you are ready to turn your yard into the jewel of the neighborhood with some crafty trimming work, be sure to contact Placerville Polaris. They will be able to answer any questions and help you choose the best trimmer for your projects.

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