Being that this is my first season I feel weak when it comes to trimming. I would like to master my trimmer, but at this time I have not. I took off the shield so I can see better. The problem I'm having is that I keep eating off the ends of the string. I use crossfire .95 I use a stick edger for the walkways and have noticed that the grass along the walkway is higher. I've tried to trim it so that it blends in with the grass but, have not mastered this tech. Do you lay the head on the ground and walk along the edge? or hold the trimmer at a angle? Can someone explain how you feather? I've been trying to find a tech that works and all I end up doing is chewing up the grass.I have read several posts on trimming and understand you have to go a certain direction, also I've learned not to play with the throttle. Me biggest weakness is when it comes to beds. For some reason I have not been able to make it look to hot. I know speed will come with time but I have to figure out how to make it look good first.