Keeping your garden bushes and hedges all looking neat and trim is no longer as labor intensive at it once used to be. Gone are the days of manually giving those garden hedges and bushes a trim using shears. These days, all you need is the right hedge trimmers to get the job done safely, easily and quickly. After all, you should be spending more time enjoying the beauty of your garden, and if you can do it without both your arms feeling like they are about to fall off, the better.
Hedge trimmers allow you to get your hedges and shrubs looking just right without it taking up too much time or energy. The right hedge trimmer makes the work efficient, safe, and fast. If you’ve realized it’s time to invest in a hedge trimmer, or you’re ready to replace one that’s getting old, here are the main things you need to know to find the right one for you.
Survey Your Yard
The first thing you need to do before starting your search is to really give your yard a close look. Finding the right hedge trimmer for you will require having a good idea of:
The type of hedges you’ll be using it on. The height and thickness of those hedges. How accessible they are – are they close to walls or the fence, for instance? The size of your yard.
Types of Hedge Trimmers
Hedge trimmers can have one of two power sources: electricity or gas. Your first big decision in choosing a hedge trimmer is which type of power you prefer.
For most home users, electric hedge trimmers will be the best choice. They’re more lightweight and thus easier to use. They’re more affordable. They’re quieter. And they’re easier to start and maintain than gas models. The main area where electric hedge trimmers fall short is when it comes to power, for especially big or tough trimming jobs, the work will be slower and more difficult than with a gas hedge trimmer.
If you have a larger yard with big hedges, then a gas hedge trimmer may be worth the buy. They cost more, weigh more, and are harder to use (especially for beginners), but they can take on tougher jobs faster.
Factors to Consider When Buying Hedge Trimmers
Once you’ve determined the needs of your particular yard and figured out the best type to go with, you’re ready to think about the other various factors and features different hedge trimmers have to offer. Here are the main things to take into consideration during your search.
Hedge trimmers are powerful tools, but the amount of power you can wield with a trimmer varies by product. The main indicator of power is the power source.
Gas hedge trimmers will bring a higher level of power to hedge trimming than electric models. But electric models offer a variety of power levels as well.
With hedge trimmers, the main things you’ll pay a premium for are higher power and greater convenience. The most affordable hedge trimmers will be corded, lightweight models that are best for simpler jobs.
Hedge trimmers come with a range of blade lengths. Longer ones can make it easier to trim your hedges more evenly, or they can be difficult to manage and unwieldy if you’re working in a tight space.
The main two issues to be aware of when it comes to your blades (other than length, that is) are how far apart the blade teeth are, and whether your blades are single or double sided.
All of our Hedge Trimmers are made from quality materials that are guaranteed to be safe, comfortable and will last for a long time.
If you have never tried ordering Hedge Trimmers online before, feel free to call us at 02 888 10 333 and ask questions about our products. We will be happy to assist you.