Grass trimmer (electric/rechargeable battery)Print
If you have a garden, you don’t need to go to the gym or on holiday. Is there really any truth in that statement, though? While the part about going on holiday is up for debate, there’s a lot of truth in not needing to go to the gym! Gardening can be the perfect back workout, since it is very varied – and getting exercise in the fresh air isn’t just good for your body, but also for your mind too. But you should be sure to use tools that make gardening easier so that it doesn’t become a pain.
Nowadays, maintaining even large gardens is an absolute breeze thanks to modern lawn mowers or robotic mowers. But what about those green spaces that these lawn mowers can’t reach? There are lawn trimmers and cordless strimmers designed exactly for this purpose! They can handle even hard-to-reach areas with ease. What makes this so advantageous for you is that you no longer need to stoop down or get down on your knees to do the work – which is particularly good for your back! Lawn trimmers can also be hugely helpful along the edges of paths or on paved areas.
Relieve the strain on your shoulders, arms and wrists
To ensure that gardening is a painless experience for you, you should be sure to use a back-friendly handling method to take the strain off your shoulders, arms and wrists. The difference is particularly noticeable when you use gardening tools for long periods of time. It is important that you hold lawn trimmers close to your body during use. Changing the position of your arms also helps to avoid monotonous postures. A powerful rechargeable battery gives you cordless freedom in every corner of your garden. Not only does this grant you maximum flexibility; it makes work much quicker and easier too.
Adjustment is absolutely essential
Depending on how big the lawn trimmer is, its dead weight can quickly amount to between 3 and 5 kgs. What one person might find relatively lightweight might be genuinely challenging for someone else – and their back – to carry. It is helpful in this respect if you don’t just have to carry the load exclusively with your arms, but instead shift it to your shoulders using an adjustable, padded shoulder strap. As with other back-friendly tools, individual adjustability to one’s height is very important in this regard too. Make sure that the carry strap, the handle and the position of the shoulder strap can be adjusted to suit your needs. You will have found the perfect setting if you feel the tool is well balanced in a comfortable working position and you can reach all of the desired areas without a great deal of effort.
Of course, operation itself is key too. It is a prerequisite for ensuring that all of the settings can be made easily and intuitively. Both right- and left-handed users must be able to reach all of the switches easily and safely. A secure hand position on the lawn trimmer is ensured through the likes of rubberised grip surfaces. Even if your hands get a little sweaty on hot days, you should have everything safely under control.
Another tip for all plant lovers: it is recommended that your future lawn trimmer has a plant guard too. So you can rest assured that the tool will stay a safe distance from all the flowers you’d still like to enjoy.