In response to a comment on my post about my reel mower I mentioned the shears that I use to trim in places where my mower can't reach. I figured that I may as well write a quick review of these as well...
I'm no aficionado of gardening shears. This is the first set that I've used since using my parents 15 years ago. I must say however that the Fiskars Power-Lever Grass/Hedge Shears are a pretty nice set.
I had originally thought that I might get a gas powered weed-eater type of setup. However, while browsing the isle at Canadian Tire I came across these beauties. I decided to do the eco-choice and give them a try.
They are pretty pricey for a manual tool(I think I paid $45) but they are cheaper than a weed-eater.
I have been absolutely impressed with them. They have telescoping handles and adjustments that make it very comfortable to use. I thought that it would take me longer than using a weed-eater but I have been impressed at how efficiently I can get the job done.
The best part...I can trim the grass in shorts and sandals. Try that with a weed-eater! I am quickly becoming a fan of Fiskars.