Are Garden Shredders Worth It?

Are Garden Shredders Worth it - picture of woman using a shredder

An electric garden shredder is probably the most environmentally friendly of all garden tools.  That alone makes owning and using a garden shredder ‘worth it’.  Fortunately, it is fairly easy to put a financial value on the worth of a garden shredder too.  If you have a garden with hedges, a few bushes, and a […]

Which are the Best Secateurs?

Which are the Best Secateurs? 1

Secateurs are small garden pruning shears intended for use with one hand. Discover which are the best secateurs for you and you will have a vital garden tool you are likely to use almost every day. The word secateurs is from the french – see video below for pronunciation guide. In this post we are […]

What Are The Best Tree Loppers?

2 bypass lopper cutters. Trying to answer - What Are The Best Tree Loppers

Tree Loppers are a great tool for cutting and preparing branches prior to feeding them to your garden shredder. If you know what are the best tree loppers, you will have a tool that will last you for years. Just as with many other garden tools, choosing tree loppers is not as easy as it […]

Anvil Vs ByPass Secateurs and Loppers – Why you Should Care

2 bypass cut loppers with 2 anvil cut secateurs. Anvil Vs ByPass Secateurs and Loppers – Why you Should Care

This is a short post that about the relative merits of Anvil vs Bypass Secateurs and Loppers – and why you should care. It turns out that Anvil and Bypass cutters are designed to fulfill specific, different gardening requirements. If you are in the market for either new secateurs (hand pruners to our American friends) […]

TackLife PWS01A Review

Tacklife PWS01A promotional picture. Young woman feeding cuttings into the shredder

TackLife PWS01A Quiet Garden Shredder Review The TackLife PWS01A is a powerful, quiet garden shredder.  With a 2500W motor, and cutting at just 40rpm, it is designed for woody waste up to 45mm in diameter. This it does, quietly and efficiently. If you are in a hurry, I can summarise this review by just saying […]

Rapid Composting: The Perfect Partner to Your Garden Shredder

Cupped hands full of home made compost

Rapid composting is a process of producing compost in 2-3 weeks.  Also known as ‘hot composting’, it is the perfect partner to make best use of your Garden Shredder Shreddings. Traditional, Cold Composting For most of us, making compost has traditionally been a process of throwing all garden waste onto a heap, waiting one to […]

Where to Buy a Garden Shredder

Women feeding spruce into garden shredder

Where to Buy a Garden Shredder: Homebase|B&Q|Argos|Screwfix At the Garden Shredder Review we believe that Amazon is a great place to buy a garden shredder.  It’s worth considering the other major retailers such as: Homebase, B&Q, Argos, Screwfix and more.  It’s also worth visting your local specialist garden centres – particularly if you want to […]

How to Use a Garden Shredder

Tried and Trusted - Bosch AXT 2200HP. The predecessor to the AXT 25D

Learning how to use a garden shredder effectively is the key to good shredding performance, longer shredder life and low maintenance costs.  Using a shredder is very easy.  Unfortunately, this means they are also easy to abuse. The Garden Shredder User’s Charter I love my garden shredder.  It produces enough organic mulch to help prevent […]

Garden Shredder Hire

Pile of logs and cuttings for shredding

Garden Shredder Hire Can Be a Viable Alternative to Buying Here, on the Garden Shredder Review, we are dedicated to helping people buy ‘a garden shredder that is right for your and your garden’.  As the question about Garden Shredder Hire comes up so often we decided to do a bit of research.  The answers […]

What is the Difference Between a Chipper and a Shredder?

Chipper and Shredder on two identical signs. What is the difference?

At the Garden Shredder Review, we are often asked, “What is the difference between a Chipper and a Shredder”.  The answer might surprise you. Garden Chippers and Shredders are the same thing.  In the US the term Chipper is more common though Shredder is also used.  In the UK the name Shredder is more common. […]