You need more than a hedge trimmer to maintain your garden, of course. There are several pruning supplies that will help you get and maintain a tidy garden. For example, branch cutters, hand saws, garden shears, axes, chainsaws, and shredders. With branch cutters, you can easily cut thick branches without having to use a lot of force. You use garden shears to tidy up your hedge or shrub. You can throw all the twigs into the shredder and use the leftovers as compost.