The quickest, most efficient way to trim rows of shrubs and bushes or to style detailed and intricate landscaping is with a powered hedge trimmer. Additionally, they give you the ability to prune perennials, grasses and ground cover. High-quality trimmers should provide a clean, even cut, giving your yard a beautiful, well-groomed appearance. This guide will help you understand the different types of power sources, blades and features so you can find the hedge trimmer best suited for your project.
Safety: As with any power tool, proper operation is the key to safety when using a trimmer. In addition to reading the user's manual so you understand proper operation, always wear protective eyewear and gloves. Hearing protection may be necessary for some gas trimmers.