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I am 65 and find cutting grass edges quite tiriing. I am about to renew my garden shears and wonder if anyone can give me advice about the best shears to buy. I cannot get along with the long handled ones as they are too heavy. I see single handed shears are on the market but don't know much about them. Any advice from anyone would be much appreciated.
Spikey, I had the same problem as you although I had the best long handled shears. One day whilst using a strimmer with a swivel head I decided to try it on edging the lawn it worked a treat.In time I learnt to put a plank down and walk along strimming the edge, this kept it straight and also cleaned the edge leaving soil instead of grass, no more problems after that.I still use the long handle Spear and Jackson shears on weed and even bushes no bother at all.
Frank. Thank you for your advice. I may give the long handled shears another try. I think strimmers are excellent. I can't use my husband's heavy weight strimmer that he uses for rough grass but a light weight electric one could be the answer.