String trimmers have made lawn maintenance easier while providing a professional appearance. Trimming under bushes, next to retaining walls, on a steep incline and cutting an edge along a driveway are tasks that are made easier with a string trimmer. Weed eating can be accompliished in a timely manner without having to constantly bend over.
Eventually the trimmer line will run out and need to be replaced. No matter how nice your weed eater may be it will not cut weeds without line. Trimmer line can be purchased at most hardware stores. Before purchasing a package of trimmer line it is advisable to check your weed eater to verify what size of trimmer line your string trimmer uses. My string trimmer uses a .080 inch (2 mm) line. This diameter line will fit most gas and electric trimmers.
When replacing trimmer line be sure to insert the line so that it is wound in the same direction as the line that is already loaded in your weed eater. This will allow the automatic feed feature to work properly. Be careful when opening the trimmer line compartment so that you do not lose any of the hardware.
Always wear safety glasses when operating a string trimmer. While the rotating head may cut weeds in a snap it can also dislodge rocks and debris.