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Choosing the Right Weed Whacker

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

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Weed Whacker


The weed whacker is one of the green thumb's most powerful tools. But how can you be sure that the weed whacker you buy is right for you. Let' talk about the things you should keep in mind when selecting a weed whacker for your lawn.
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  • Eliminate patches
  • Less weeds
  • Make it thicker
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As any property owner knows, weeds can overtake your lawn in a matter of days. Left unchecked, the weeds in your lawn will squeeze out the nutrients from healthy grass blades and turn your yard into a mess. The weed whacker comes in a variety of types that should be carefully considered before you make such an important purchase.

The weed whacker can be an expensive investment, so it is important to know exactly what type you need for your particular property. Keeping these simples ideas in mind will ensure that you choose the best weed whacker for your purposes and needs.

Death to All Weeds

Some of the characteristics that you should be on the lookout for as you shop for a quality weed whacker are power, durability, and price. Finding the right combination of these will ensure that your weed whacker will stand up to the challenge of the most troublesome weeds. If you ignore just one of these qualities, you run the risk of choosing a weed whacker that just does not get the job done when you go to crank it up.

A great resource for finding out the details of the weed whacker that is on your mind is your local hardware store or home improvement center. They will have more than enough information on your weed whacker to help you make an informed decision.

Characteristics of the Weed Whacker:

  • Power. You will want to make sure that you get a weed whacker that is powerful enough to handle the toughest jobs.
  • Size. The weed whacker you choose should have an adjustable neck so that it will fit the shortest and tallest of users.
  • Price. Finding the right price for the weed whacker you want is certainly an important aspect to consider.


About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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