Hedge trimmers are essential pieces of equipment for people needing to tidy and landscape their gardens. Choosing an electric version will save you lots of time during the process and whilst they might be more expensive than manual hedge trimmers, it’s a good investment to make. Here are some things to think about when using a hedge trimmer:
- Consider the size of your hedges. How much work will they need? This will dictate the kind of hedge trimmer which you use. Some are more industrial and others will be better for use on smaller of younger hedges.
- Do you need a cordless hedge trimmer? This might be more useful if you have hedges in hard-to-reach places. However, they might also be more expensive.
- Think about whether you will be able to handle a hedge trimmer yourself. If not, you may prefer to hire a gardener, landscaper or tree surgeon to help you out. Remember that hedge trimmers are power tools and might be heavy.
- Put some thought into storage. If you don’t have a garage or shed, can a neighbour look after a hedge trimmer for you? Alternatively, could you borrow one from a neighbour?
- How much power do you need and how big should the blades be? This will largely depend on the thickness and size of the bushes you need to trim back.