If you already have a grass trimmer in your tool shed, you might be wondering if you can use this trimmer for conifers rather than using a hedge trimmer instead?
You can use a grass trimmer to trim conifers as long as it has a long enough pole or an extendable pole for higher hedges, a hedge trimmer can also be used trim grass vice versa.
We've composed a small guide below which will take you through the difference between trimmers, when to cut conifers, how to cut conifers with a grass trimmer and some tips for getting the best results when trimming conifers.
Electric hedge trimmers and petrol hedge trimmers differ from grass trimmers because they are longer and have a slightly different shaped blades. They allow you to precisely cut normal shrubs and tall hedges to any shape you want.
Grass trimmers on the other hand can be brought in both a small handheld version or with a pole, which is the version that can be used to cut a taller hedge with. These can also be used for trimming garden shrubs and grasses.
The main difference between these tools is that petrol hedge trimmer models tend to be more heavy-duty and hold up against denser hedges, they can also be used for cutting dead branches.
Conifers hedge plants need to be trimmed only twice a year, this is around later times during summer then pruning during the winter. We suggest avoiding trimming them in very hot or dry temperatures since this can turn them brown.
The time for trimming garden hedges can differ however according to the type of conifer hedge that you have.
Trimming a conifer hedge with a grass trimmer is similar to trimming them with a hedge trimmer.
We've listed basic steps to follow below.
Trimming hedge conifers is relatively easy once you've practised a few times, however, there are some worth knowing tips and tricks to get the best finish on your conifers.
Overall, you can use a grass trimmer for cutting conifers and also a hedge trimmer for cutting grass. Always ensure that you are wearing protective equipment when using these power tools and use a garden string for accuracy when cutting formal hedges.