While electric hedge trimmers are useful for larger hedges, I preferred to use manual hedge shears to trim my small hedge. Whenever it's feasible to avoid machinery, I tend to do so, simply because it's so much more relaxing to work with one's hands.
Supplies Used in Hedge Trimming
A carpenter's level and a string level are optional supplies for a hedge as small as mine, but they'd come in very handy on projects involving larger hedges. The following are the supplies on which I relied for my hedge-trimming project:
- Pruning shears
- Hedge shears
- Tape measure
Armed with our tools, let's begin the hedge trimming in earnest in Step 3....