how to avoid hitting things in front of your with string trimmer?

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Hello I just picked up ST1521s trimmer from HD and I have a stupid question :)
How do I avoid hitting things in front of me with a string?
So far I managed to hit one of my downspout extensions and it started leaking.  So I need to replace that.
Also I hit Belgian blocks and my raised garden bed.  Is there a front guard available? or something else I can use?

thank you 
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Bryan is right,
 Practice makes perfect, after 25 years I can zap little shoots off of the trunk of a tree without scratching the bark, eventually you just know where the end of the line is, and that is what you want to be cutting with primarily. It's an art-form.

 In the meantime, just try to keep a reasonable distance away from such objects, and gradually trim closer as you become more proficient and confident, and be sure to always wear safety glasses.

Bob