How to Protect Fence Posts From a Weed Eater
Trimming weeds and grass around fence posts with a trimmer can cause significant damage to the bottom of the posts over time. To prevent this damage, many people avoid getting too close to the post, however there is a more effective option. Metal fence post protectors can be fastened to the bottom of each post to protect it from grass and weed trimmers. The protectors typically come in a variety of colors and sizes to fit a range of fence post sizes.
Brush off the bottom of the post with a utility brush to remove any dirt or debris from the wood surface.
Align the metal post protector at the base of the post on the side that you most often trim along. If you trim along both sides, then you can apply protectors on both sides.
Drive the provided screws through the mounting holes in the sides of the plate into the fence post with a screw gun. Continue this process until all of the posts have been protected.
- Select a protector in the color that will best blend in with the post.
- Wear eye protection when operating power tools.
Jonah Morrissey has been writing for print and online publications since 2000. He began his career as a staff reporter/photographer for a weekly newspaper in upstate New York. Morrissey specializes in topics related to home-and-garden projects, green living and small business. He graduated from Saint Michael's College, earning a B.A. in political science with a minor in journalism and mass communications.