How to use a gas hedge trimmer

How to use a gas hedge trimmer: 10 steps of Hedge trimming

How to use a gas hedge trimmer: If you have a beautiful hedge or garden around your home, office, or any other residential area then you have to take care of your hedge or garden regularly. Maybe you have to do that work every day or regularly two times in a week or once in a week means four times in a month.

In order to perform the duty, you need to clipping, trimming, and arranging your hedge in beautiful shapes and sizes as well. And In order to complete those tasks expertly, you should have a hedge trimmer especially a gas-powered hedge trimmer and you need to be experienced enough as well as you should have some basic knowledge to operate the machine.

Well, if you bought a gas-powered hedge trimmer as your demand and looking for some directions then the following article should be compatible for you. Although acquiring experience from your own industriousness is far better than any kind of example. In spite of that, we will suggest you some ideas which will help you to achieve at least minimum basic knowledge for handling a gas hedge trimmer. And remember a thing that any unwittingly wrong step could bring very bad consequences and serious damage to your garden as well as to yourself. So, in order to complete the project safely, you need to be patient, well learned, and skillful enough.

How to use a gas hedge trimmer

The gas-powered hedge trimmer has some extra benefits with a few limitations. As it is a portable machine that allows you to handle easily but containing a fuel capacity tank it is comparatively heavier than an electric-powered hedge machine. So you need to handle it at a trimming moment very carefully.

1. Examine weather before you go

It is seriously risky to perform this type of work such as trimming, cutting, clipping on a rainy day. You should avoid the day for working your own if the weather is not clear enough or have any possibility of raining. It will make your bush, hedge, or tree slippery, and the soil as well. Performing your job on such type of weather is nothing but ruin your day only.

2. Clear the ground area before you start

If you are sure enough that the day is clear enough to work then you can be ready to go outside with your appliances.  The area where you will stand should be clear and free from any type of branch, rotten twigs, fallen leaves, roots, etc. That could be slippery and can be the reason for any accidental incident as well. The ground surface should be dry enough to get enough gripping during your work time.

3. Test your machine first

Before going to trimming your hedge or garden you thyself should first check the machine once to ensure only that your trimming machine is ready to rock. You need to look at the power system whether they are connected well to the power supply or not. You should look also whether the blades of your trimmer are sharp enough to cut branches, limbs, and stems, or not. Including all of the fittings and other additional needs if you are confident enough about all of the things then you should go for the next step.

4. Evaluate the shape and size of your hedge

Before trimming you need to figure out the shape and size of your hedge. It is totally on your demand that how you as a homeowner want to see your hedge or garden. Which type of view you would like to give your hedge. It will be easier to think for you if you make an estimate of your hedge before trimming.

5. Lubricate the trimmer

Generally, a trimming machine mainly performs its activities with the help of blades. The sharper and the smoother blades it has, the easier abilities to trim the hedge it gains. So you should use some lubricants, oil, or grease to the machinery parts prior to every use including blades, engine, chain, etc.

6. Start from the lower part

If you try to trim branches, twigs, or stem of a tree then you should go through the region underneath of the tree. Cutting the lower part first will help you to bring in the good shape of your tree as well as your hedge. If you don’t trim the lower side first then it will distract you to cut the branches of the upper part.

7. Work slowly

You should operate the gas-powered hedge trimming machine slowly. It will help you to get a nice trimming and your desired shape of that hedge as well. It is always better to do any type of work with a slow and steady movement. It enhances your experience and makes you more skillful. Keep it in mind that performing the task in order to finish quickly can bring any accident to you or to your hedge.

8. Give your trimming machine periodic breaks

Always give your gas hedge trimmer a periodical break. It will help your engine from being overheated and the motor itself will be cool enough to work again. It will help you also in break time to recheck your trimming line whether you are going right or not.

9. Clear your trimmed wastage

When you trimmed some of your hedges then you should throw themselves into the garbage dump or to the compost heap. You can have all of them in a bundle placing inside a wheelbarrow to dispose of as well.

10. Clean your trimmer

When you finish your trimming then you should clean your trimmer well. You can use a soft cloth or brush to remove particles from your machine and clean up fully.

That’s how you can treat your best commercial gas hedge trimmer to operate like a professional. A gas hedge trimmer helps you in saving your times and struggles and is much better than a manual one. You should also perform a maintenance issue regularly in order to keep your machine perfect.

Abraham M. Johnson
 

Abraham is a professional gardener and his hobby is indoor and outdoor gardening! He has been gardening for the last 5 years and he loves to decorate the home by gardening as well. Based on his experience with different types of gardens; he is sharing his thought and opinion about various gardens care tips and tools so that a beginner can get started right away. Find him on twitter here. Happy reading!

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