Gardening Articles: Care :: Tools & Equipment
A Safer Hedge Trimmer
by Charlie Nardozzi
For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a collection unit, to help make pruning your hedges easier, cleaner, and safer.
The Garden Groom cuts, shreds, and deposits the hedge trimmings into a collection unit on the trimmer. For big jobs, you can use the large collection bag attachment to hold the larger volume of trimmings. The Garden Groom leaves no dead hedge trimming pieces on the hedge to rot, spread disease, and look unkempt. Also, the 9-inch-diameter circular cutting head on the Midi-sized trimmer and the 12-inch-diameter circular cutting head on the Max-sized trimmer have totally concealed blades with guards that prevent the accidental cutting of the power cord or your fingers.
Both sizes of the Garden Groom weigh less than 10 pounds and have a two-handle design for better control. The only downside is the price tag: $150 for the Midi Garden Groom and $200 for the Maxi.
For more information about the Garden Groom, go to: Garden Groom.