Lawn edges are a great way to finish a lawn after mowing. They’re versatile enough to fit around any soil bed and thanks to online companies specialising in these types of products, they are now more affordable than ever. But there is one major obstacle that you can expect to face when picking the right edger for your garden – and that’s knowing which type to choose in the first place!
Some are lightweight and can be held in two hands and stored without difficulty, others rely on complex mechanical components, while fewer still are electronic and even petrol powered. We know what you’re thinking… that’s one difficult decision that needs to be made. Sure, you could invest in a range of types to take full advantage of their features, but in reality they all do the same thing (edge lawns), even if they do so in different ways.
Tips on choosing a lawn edge
Why don’t we take a step back for a minute and see if we can offer a bit of helpful advice in your time of need? What have you got to lose – by the end of this page, you will likely feel a lot more confident about your decision. So, without further ado, let’s dive in and get to know what these types of devices offer!
Hand held edging tools
Sure, you might look a little old fashioned if you don’t make full use of a petrol (or electrically) powered edger; but we don’t mind, do you? These tools are great if you don’t want to spend more than $100 AUD – and they still get the job done. If anything they can allow a little more precision, as you’ll be in complete control. You could go for the shovel-type, but they are better suited to defining flower beds. Instead, manual edging tools are like a pair of long scissors, allowing you to align and then snip to your heart’s content.
Electric lawn edging tools
If you can’t stand the thought of having to stand there, align the grass blades and then cut – you might find that an electrical lawn edger might be more up your street. They are everything that their name might suggest, in fact they are fairly similar in nature to common electric strimmer tools, with a spinning edge that cuts through grass and weeds like there’s no tomorrow. They are pretty affordable as well, and just need to be plugged in with a cable to get to work.
Petrol-powered edging devices
For those of you that don’t like the thought of spinning blades running alongside cables (and we don’t blame you), you could choose a petrol-powered device instead. They can be a little bit more expensive than the two variants mentioned above, but boy are they worth it. Most come with a domestic warranty of 5 years (with commercial warrantees still being a comfortable 90 days, in most cases). The fuel makes sure that the edger can do what it does best and you could also minimise your efforts in the process by simply using the clutch controls to keep the machine in motion.