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Hedge trimmers advice guides

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Which hedge trimmer is right for you? Electric, cordless or petrol? Which brand is best? Our advice guides tell you all you need to know.

Best hedge trimmers for large hedges

We pick five great, top-scoring hedge trimmers with the power and reach to cut tall, wide, long or overgrown hedges down to size.

Best hedge trimmers for small hedges

Read our top picks for the best hedge trimmers for cutting small, low hedges, topiary and regularly cut hedges such as privet and box.

Hedge trimmer features explained

Read our guide to everything you need to know about hedge trimmer parts, so you can choose the right model for you.

How do I cut a hedge?

Keep your hedges looking their best. Read our advice to make sure your hedges stay looking trim and smart year after year. 

How to buy the best hedge trimmer

Cutting box topiary or tackling overgrown leylandii hedges? Need a standard or long-reach hedge trimmer? Our expert guide will help you pick the best trimmer for you.

How we test hedge trimmers

Which? tests hedge trimmers on deciduous, evergreen and conifer hedges to find the best ones for keeping your garden looking neat.

Should I buy a long-reach hedge trimmer?

Long-reach hedge trimmers let you cut the tops of tall hedges from the safety of the ground. Find out if they are the right choice for you. 

When do I cut my hedge?

Find out when to cut your hedges to keep them healthy and looking sharp. 

Which hedge trimmer brand to buy in 2021

We survey owners of hedge trimmers from the likes of Bosch, Gtech, Ryobi and Stihl to find out which develop the least faults over time, and which brands customers would recommend.