Hedge Trimmer

You’ve gotta get one of these electric hedge trimmers!

BLACK&DECKER # HT022: 22 inch  Dual Hedge Trimmer

I’ve always just used twig snips and cut the sticks here and there, but a few weeks ago we picked up an electric Black & Decker hedge trimmer (22 inch). Jeff assembled it for me yesterday and then I attacked our hedges. It was so much fun! I felt like Edward Scissorhands.

I trimmed up several of the front bushes that haven’t seen a trimmer in a long time. They are all so overgrown, I’m not sure if they can be retrained to grow as little shrubs, but I did my best! They are all dormant already for the winter, so we’ll see in spring how they’ll grow.

The electric trimmer made it easy to make any shape I wanted – round or squared off. I did it a little bit and then stepped back to survey how it looked. It is double sided so I could trim in both directions as I whirled it around. Eventually Jeff took it away from me and put it back in the shed.


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

3 Replies to “Hedge Trimmer

  1. I was wondering how you would know if you were done or not, I guess Jeff taking it away is a the sign haha. Good job Jeff, that is the only way to make sure you would have any bushes left!

  2. She was getting a little swingy with it and I was afraid that she was going to cut right through the extension cord.

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