Best hedge trimmers for small hedges
When trimming low, narrow hedges and topiary, you need a hedge trimmer that is light, manoeuvrable and that cuts very neatly. We’ve rounded up the best hedge trimmers for small and regularly cut hedges, including cordless and corded electric options.
Three hedge trimmers to avoid
Some hedge trimmers can't even trim small hedges well. These three models cut slowly and fail to slice through thicker branches, or leave your hedges looking messy.
Choose the best hedge trimmer for small hedges
Small hedges often have small, tightly-packed leaves and a strong shape. They can look ragged and untidy if the hedge trimmer doesn't cut cleanly and neatly.
There are a few features you should look for:
- A shorter blade as this will be easy to control, especially when cutting narrow or low hedges. It will also be far easier to trim rounded surfaces, such as on topiary shapes.
- A light hedge trimmer, is less tiring to use as you bend down to cut short hedges.
- Look for a very sharp blade that can cut cleanly through soft, whippy growth.
- Finally, choose a hedge trimmer that's comfortable to hold and with well positioned handles, which will make it a pleasure to use.