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Whether you are a seasoned gardener or are looking to test your green-fingered skills this summer, there are a few basic essentials you will need to ensure your garden is in tip top shape.
Lawn mowers will be at the top of the list for those with grass, while people with hedges to keep in check will want to add a hedge trimmer to their arsenal.
Hedge trimmers make light work of cutting back any over grown shrubs and bushes.
There is one in particular that is high on our wish list. Introducing the Challenge 45cm Cordless Hedge Trimmer, which has received glowing reviews from gardeners.
Why we rate it
The Challenge 45cm Cordless Hedge Trimmer is a good choice for those looking for something lightweight.
This design weighs just under 4kg, and runs on a lithium battery, which when fully charged can last for 30 minutes. So there’s no cord for you to worry about tripping over.
The blade measures 45cm, and has a tooth gap of 14mm, which means it is strong enough to cut through various hedges and trees, including Conifer and Beech.
This gardening tool also features a soft grip handle to ensure the trimmer does not rub on your hand and cause any discomfort when you are gardening.
To ensure gardeners are safe when using the trimmer, it has been fitted with a dual safety switch, a safety guard and hand guard, as well as a quick stop brake.
We also love that the Argos trimmer is super affordable and costs £40.
What the reviews say
With over 1,000 reviews, some of which hail the garden essential a “game changer”, we decided to check out what other shoppers thought.
Here’s what the reviews say:
“This item is great and very easy to use. I would totally recommend it.”
“This battery powered hedge trimmer is a game changer. It is very light, easy to control and very suitable for older people . It was recommended to me by two friends.”
“I wanted a lightweight, cordless hedge trimmer that I would be able to use and not ask anyone else. I was very pleased with this product as I could cut all the hedges myself without help. It was also very easy to re-charge. My friend also borrowed it and she was pleased with the results too. We are both ladies over 60 and like to do things ourselves!”
“Have only used once but very impressed with it. So much so I purchased another for my elderly dad and he was amazed how light it was and how easy it was to manage. I also purchased the strimmer as part of my original order and this to is impressive. Can’t fault it for the price.”
“I am so pleased with my hedge trimmer. It is so easy to use and very effective. It's the best purchase I have made for ages and very good value for money.”