Keep your greenery in bounds with edgers, trimmers and other tools that turn lush growth into tidy landscapes.
For safe aerial or ground trimming, WORX developed the corded JawSaw electric chainsaw with a fully enclosed 6-inch bar and chain. The 10-pound tool chomps branches up to 4 inches in diameter and 12 feet high. $100 for saw; $40 for extension pole.
A three-position pivoting head and a 6-foot telescoping pole on the GreenWorks G-MAX 40V 20-inch Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer make it
easy to trim tall hedges from underneath and over the top. $180; includes battery and charger.
Cut up to 100 branches on a single charge of the Black and Decker LPP120 20V MAX 8-inch Pole Saw. The pole expands to reach 14 feet high, and the chain can handle branches up to 6 inches in diameter. $135; includes battery and charger.
NEAT AND TRIM
Opt for trimming, mowing or edging with a Black and Decker 20V MAX Lithium 12-inch 3-in-1 Compact Mower. The lightweight, battery-powered mower manages dense grass, awkward inclines and hard-to-mow spots, then converts easily for edgework. $149; comes with two batteries.
Tackle hedges with the 6-inch trimming blade on the lightweight Black and Decker Lithium-ion 2-in-1 Garden Shear Combo for hedges, and switch to a 4-inch grass-shear attachment for tidying walkways and garden borders. $45; includes battery and charger.
Glide to a well-trimmed garden with Gardena’s 8893-U 3-inch Cordless ClassicCut Grass Shears. The wheeled unit clips lawn and garden edges, and it’s even easier with the optional telescoping and swiveling handle. $130 for shears, battery and charger; $55 for handle.
Becky Billingsley is a freelance writer from Myrtle Beach, S.C. Her monthly column also appears in South Carolina Living, the statewide electric co-op magazine of the Palmetto state. Product inclusion on this page does not imply endorsement; product availability and prices are subject to change.