If you have a mature garden, with plenty of established trees, shrubs and hedges, then a trimmer is a must. Petrol trimmers are very powerful, and they feature defined edges, clean lines and anti-vibration technology – well at least the quality ones do.
If your bushes are getting a little bit wild, then you need to take action fast with a chainsaw or a hedge trimmer. Hedge shears may do the job in some situations, but it makes the task longer, more difficult and actually quite exhausting. Some of the latest hedge trimmers include excellent manoeuvrability, so you can tackle tall, short wide and narrow shrubs easily, yet electric and battery options are available.
That said, it is important to note that these are not likely to be as powerful as petrol trimmers, and they may require more maintenance in the long run too.