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Trimmer Technique: Getting the Height Right

A string trimmer can strip a lawn bald if held too close to the surface. Keep the string head about 2 to 3 inches off the ground, just like a mower blade, and sweep the machine side to side in a steady motion parallel to the ground. Don't worry if you don't get it right the first time; we all make mistakes, and it will grow out—just like a bad haircut.
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