Sometimes it may be necessary for you to remove a small section of overgrown grass, a task that would seem pointless to pull your lawnmowers out for. If you find the use of machetes, scythes or sickles to be dangerous or highly strenuous, you may be wondering whether you can use your hedge trimmers to get rid of the grass for you. In actual fact you can, and here’s how:
First, you will need to give the overgrown grass a thorough look over and remove any potentially harmful obstacles, like rocks and sticks. Then, put on the appropriate safety equipment (including safety glasses and long sleeved clothing). You may also like to put on knee guards, as you will be cutting the grass whilst kneeling.
Before cutting, you will need to ensure that you have firmly planted yourself on your knees in front of the grass you wish to cut, holding the hedge trimmers out in front of you. Turn the hedge trimmers on, being sure to grip the handles tightly, and slide it into the grass to one side of where you’re kneeling. Make sure that you keep the blade horizontal and parallel to the ground, bringing it through the growth in a steady motion.
Once you have cut all of the grass within your reach, turn the hedge trimmer off and set about removing the growth you have already cut. You can then reposition yourself (if you need to) to cut the next area of grass.
Keep in mind that hedge trimmers have been designed for cutting shrubs, bushes and hedges, so only an experienced gardener should attempt to use them for cutting anything else. Take your time and move at a slow pace, and you will be able to avoid unnecessary injury.