As grass around your driveway, garden beds and sidewalk grows, it slowly builds up and creeps over these paved surfaces. A string trimmer is a common yard appliance that is used to trim and edge grass along driveways, garden beds and sidewalks. Without the convenience of a string trimmer, the grass would have to be removed by manual means, which is more labor intensive and takes more time. The string trimmer will keep your yard looking well-maintained and it is very easy to use.
Put on the appropriate safety gear including long pants, shoes, gloves and safety glasses.
Check to see that there is gas in the gas tank if you have a gas string trimmer or plug it in if you have an electric trimmer.
Start up your string trimmer. Make sure you keep the string away from objects as it will rapidly start rotating when you start it.
Position the string 90 degrees to the area that is to be edged. The string should be spinning vertically so that you can form a nice edge.
Move the end of your string trimmer slowly from left to right along the edge of your driveway, garden bed or sidewalk. You should notice a nice vertical edge being created as the string cuts through excess grass and debris.
Turn off the string trimmer when you're done. Sweep up the grass and debris with a broom and dispose of it with your other yard waste.