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Picking the Best Hedge Trimmer for Overgrown Pesky Hedges

Fall is coming-and for some areas, it's already here. And, just like spring clean up for your gardens, maintenance is often required in the fall as well. Whether you're picking up those pesky leaves, or getting your plants and trees in tip-top shape for the fall and winter months, trimming is required!

With the help of some of our friends over at Happy Home DIY, we've got you covered on the best hedge trimmers for overgrown hedges! Here we will discuss their top 3 trimmers. Let's have a look:

Coming in at their number 3 spot is the Matika Electric Hedge Trimmer. Here's what they have to say.

While Hydrangea shrubs may not need a lot of trimming, this hedge trimmer by Makita can make the process easier. The low motor noises means that you can safely and quietly operate it around your family and neighbors without disturbing them. It comes with a very large and transparent hand guard that gives you an excellent view of your work area to ensure you don’t accidentally cut too much off your shrubs or hedges when you use it, and it also protects your hands from scratches from errant branches. The well-balanced design on this trimmer makes it easy to use, and it weighs in at 8.4 pounds. 

When you look at this hedge trimmer, you’ll notice that it has an ergonomic grip for your comfort, and it also makes the trimmer very easy to handle on all types of projects. There is a two-hand operation switch for your safety, and the motor won’t turn on unless you hold the grips with both hands. This can prevent it from accidentally switching on. The large cutting capacity allows you to take on overgrown hedges, unruly shrubs, and much more without overwhelming the motor and causing it to overheat. 


  • Comes from a well-known brand 

  • Low motor noise level 

  • Lightweight and compact 


  • Slightly bulkier design 

  • Can vibrate a lot with heavy use 

  • Cord is thin and can burn 

Coming in at at the runner up for the number 1 spot is the Greenworks Corded Hedge Trimmer. Here is their review:

The lightweight and compact design of this trimmer makes it a great choice for people who have mobility issues or who are older because they can easily use it for extended periods without feeling fatigued. The wraparound handle comes with a slightly thicker layer of padding that makes it easy to grip, and you can use it on big projects to cut multiple angles to effectively trim any shrubs or hedges you have around your property. 

The 22-inch dual-action blade uses a stainless steel design that resists, wear, rust, corrosion, and tear. It won’t rust in wet or humid environments, and it’s very easy to maneuver around your work area without having to start and stop. It has a 9/16-inch cutting capacity that makes it a nice tool for shrubs and bushes. There is a convenient cord lock included on this hedge trimmer that prevents it from accidentally unplugging when you use it. There are two different models to choose from, and there is a small guard to protect you from debris.  Benefits:

  • Has a small guard shield 

  • Uses stainless steel for the blade 

  • Wraparound comfort grip


  • Not powerful enough for heavy-duty projects 

  • Easy to lose the serial number because it peels off 

  • Needs a longer cord 

And, in at the number 1 is the Black + Decker Cordless Hedge Trimmer. The following statements are Happy DIY Home's review.

This hedge trimmer uses a 40-volt lithium-ion battery. This battery eliminates the need for heavy and bulky extension cords, and it is a rechargeable battery that gives you a long run time each time you use it to help you complete your projects. You get a rapid charger with each purchase that will charge your battery in 60 minutes or less, and this allows you to take on larger and small jobs without a problem. There are full wraparound front handles to keep you comfortable and they allow you to cut multiple angles without a problem. 


  • 24-inch dual-action blade 

  • Fewer vibrations when you use it

  • One hour charger included 


  • Battery can unbalance the trimmer

  • Customer service is difficult to reach

  • Prone to burning out

If you're in the process of shopping for any of your trimming needs, stop on by your local hardware or landscape store such as Lowe's and check these out.

If you're in need for trimming services or need help with ideas, don't hesistate to reach out! We're a phone call and a click away.

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