Leaf blowers are the perfect solution for cleaning up the thousands of leaves that fall on your lawn, patio, driveway and decking during autumn. They save you hours of brushing and raking so you have more time to get on with the things you really enjoy.
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How to use a leaf blower
A leaf blower is designed to help you gather all the leaves that are spread around your garden, allotment, driveway, patio or wherever it is you’re wanting to tidy up, into one place so you can easily scoop them into a container and dispose of them.
Sounds like a no-brainer, I know, but a friend of mine regularly watches council workers near his house use a leaf blower to blow the leaves to the side of the road and leave them there! They never pick them up.
Here are a few simple tips for you when using a leaf blower:
- If you’re working near your house, close all the windows and doors to stop stray leaves getting inside
- People inside the house will appreciate the closed doors and windows too – leaf blowers can be quite loud
- Before you start, take a walk through the leaves and pick up any stray twigs and larger objects
- When you’re working your way around the area, blow all the leaves towards one central point
- Don’t wait until you’ve been through the whole area – when the pile of leaves is large enough, pick them up
- Have a rake and container ready to pick up and store the leaves
- As you work through the area, move around in an arc shape rather than a straight line
- When you’re blowing leaves near a wall, run the blower along the wall rather than at it (this will stop mud and dirt splashing back in your face or all over your clothes)
- Always work with the wind!
- Always wear safety glasses and ear defenders to protect your eyes and hearing. Gloves, decent work boots and clothes should be worn as well.
What do you do with all the collected leaves?
Once you’ve collected all the leaves, what are you going to do with them? If you’re a keen gardener, you should put them to work in your garden. If that’s not your thing, you’ll have to find another way of disposing of them.
Here are a few practical suggestions:
- Put them on a compost heap
- Make leaf mould
- Use them as a mulch
- Mow them into your lawn
- Put them into your green waste recycling bin
How to choose the best leaf blower for you
Choosing the best leaf blower for you depends on a number of factors. Let’s look at some of them.
How large is your garden?
If you live in a typical urban home, you probably won’t have a huge garden, so while a cordless leaf blower might feel like a good option (it usually is), a corded one will suffice in most cases. Check the cable length of the machine you’re interested in to make sure you’ll be able to reach all parts of your garden. This kind of information is available on the box or in the specifications if you’re buying online.
How many leaves do you have (I don’t need an exact figure!)?
If you only have one tree in or near your garden, you won’t have as many leaves to clear up as somebody who has three trees, or who lives near a wood. If you only have a few leaves to clear up, get yourself a smaller but capable machine.
Think about storage
You only use a leaf blower during the autumn months, so when it’s not in use, which is most of the year, you’ll need to store it somewhere. Make sure you have enough space in your shed or garage to store the leaf blower.
Do you want a leaf blower that doubles up as a vacuum?
Some modern leaf blowers are capable of vacuuming and shredding leaves as you go. This is a massive time-saver and reduces your workload considerably. If this is a good option for you, consider the capacity of the leaf blower’s collection bag and its weight. You might also want to consider buying one with an over-the-shoulder strap.
- 3000W LEAF BLOWER: This NETTA 3000W Leaf Blower is the ideal tool for cleaning up your garden. Featuring detachable tubes for simple storage as well as a 6m power cable for ease of use, this leaf...
- POWERFUL: The powerful 3000W will provide you with more than enough power to do what you need to do in your garden. It boasts a vacuum rate of 11m³ per minute and air speed of 250km/h. It also...
- LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMPACT: Weighing just 1.8kg, this leaf blower is extremely lightweight for its power outage. This means you will have no problems carrying it around your garden to wherever it needs...
- The Ultimate Garden Tool - The Emperial 3000W Leaf Blower is ideal for tidying lawns, patios, driveways, and more. Its powerful motor blows, vacuums, and mulches leaves into material suitable for...
- Mulching Features – The leaf blower compacts leaves in the generous zipped 35L capacity collection bag at a shredding ratio of 10:1, which leaves less time for tidying and more time enjoying your...
- Flow Rate - The powerful performance delivers optimum efficiency. Includes a 10m power cable, as well as a thermal cut-out safety feature.
- One of the quietest models on the market
- Body size approx. 6% smaller (in vac mode) increasing manoeuvrability
- Allows for easy unclogging after use
- 🍂【High-speed nozzle】Soft rubber small mouth blowing pipe, which can penetrate long and thin spaces; the wind is more concentrated, providing a stable airflow of 190km/h. Low noise-92dB decibel
- 🍁【Quick Installation Bayonet】Easy to assemble, install in place within 1 second. Removable nozzle saves more space
- 🌸 【Boutique battery】2000mA lithium battery, built-in long, strong power, strong wireless binding, is an ideal tool for small jobs
- Powerful, easy to use garden blower and vacuum with an impressive 16: 1 shredding ratio
- Innovative conversion system and 10 m cable
- Powerful 3000 W blower and vacuum ideal for easy clearing or leaves and garden debris