Hints & Tips
The lush growth of Spring might have disappeared from hedges, but they still need trimming to keep them looking their best.
An unevenly-cut hedge top makes a garden look scruffy, so if you have trouble keeping a straight top line just use garden string between two stakes driven in at hedge ends and cut to that.
It might take a little time but the hedges will look far better as a result.
Tanaka make excellent garden machinery and they have a comprehensive range of tough hedgetrimmers, all representing excellent value for money.
Tanaka TCH22E-AP2 (50) Petrol Hedgetrimmer, currently on special offer, has a 21.1cc PureFire technology designed to minimise emissions and fuel consumption and is a very easy starter.
Fitted with 50cm double-reciprocating blades it is made with domestic hedges in mind but with 30mm tooth gaps can tackle thicker growth as well.
The handle has a 190 degree Quick-Twist grip so you can cut sides and odd shapes without too much straining.
It also makes it easy for left-handers to use.
It is currently £70 less than the maker’s recommended price at £219 and is delivered free the next working day with a free safety helmet, visor and ear muffs with £24.95.
It has a five year warranty from Tanaka.
Tanaka THT-240 Hedgetrimmer has a single sided blade and at 4.9kg weighs much less than double sided ones.
With a 76cm blade it can cut large areas of hedge with a single sweep and has a 21.1cc engine to give it plenty of power.
The front and rear handles make it easy to control.
It costs £279, £120 off the maker’s recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a five-year warranty.
And one new for this year is the Top of Form
Tanaka TCH22E-CP2(66) Petrol Hedgetrimmer, designed with commercial gardeners and people with extensive hedging in their garden in mind.
This has 66cm double reciprocating blades and is fitted with anti-vibration springs to make it comfortable to use for longer periods – and it weighs only 5kg.
It has a 21.1cc engine with a forward-facing exhaust to keep fumes away from the user and the engine is started with just a light pull on the starter cord. It also has Tanaka’s Sound Reduction System to keep noise down.
A tooth gap of 35mm means it can cope with quite thick hedge stems and it has a 180 degree rotating handle to make it easier to use on shaped hedging and by left handers.
This really sturdy hedgetrimmer costs £329m £90 less than the recommended price.
We deliver it free the next working day with a five year warranty.
To see our full range of hedgetrimmers, see these pages and for more information call us on 08454 588905.