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Most of the guys up here in S.E. Michigan know the new fences in the subs the one's with all the bars in them. Well I don't know if its just me but it seems like they eat up my trimmer line way to fast, does any one else is this.
I have a property with and natural stone retaining wall along the edge of the whole back yard, the lawn grows right up to the wall so there are many nooks and crannies where i have to trim plus the foundation all around the house. So i go through alot of line, just try not to "jam" it way in because it will wear out unnecessary trimmer line.
I have seen some LCOs use roundup on fence lines. If done right, I think it looks fine.
I don't have much problem eating up trimmer line except with the chainlink fences. I TRY to skim as much as possible to avoid it, but seems I always end up "catching" the line in the fence and eating it up.
If you use better trimmer line it will last longer. I am always on the search for better line. Last year I found some stuff at a local hardware store that lasted a real long time. Havent found it again. I currently use Stihl green line .095 and it is all around good. Some lines also split at the ends and require refreshing more often. Stay away from these. I go through about 30-40 ft a day as compared to 50-70 ft of cheaper lines. This incudes a lot of vertical and stone/wall trimming. $0.02