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Tips for Buying Leaf Blowers and Garden Vacuums

Our recommendations for the best leaf blower and vacuum can improve your outdoor living. We have a fantastic selection of garden vacuums and leaf blowers for sale, so we hope you’ll find one that’s right for you and your garden.

What do leaf blowers and garden vacuums do?

Leaf blowers and vacuums can help remove light garden debris and fallen leaves. Several models have blow-and-vacuum functionality. Keeping your lawn healthy depends in part on clearing leaves, which can present diseases and block light.

For composting, most vacuum models will shred leaves and small branches. Stones and large twigs can damage leaf blowers and vacuums, and you should not use them for that purpose. Rather than vacuuming leaves from pebble driveways, blow them onto a grassy area before clearing.

Consider these things before buying.

If you’re considering buying a leaf blower or garden vacuum, be sure to ask yourself:

  1. What type of debris are you clearing?
  2. What is the size of your garden?
  3. How big is your budget?
  4. A cordless, corded or petrol powered model?
  5. Do you want something handheld or something you push?
  6. Which do you need, a leaf blower or a leaf vacuum?

What kind of vacuum and leaf blower you need for your garden depends on its size.

A lightweight electric or cordless handheld blower and vacuum will be perfect for a small garden. When purchasing an electric leaf blower, be sure to look at the length of the cable since your work area must be within reach of an electrical outlet. Another option is to choose a cordless model.

In the case of a large garden or an area that needs extensive care, a petrol leaf blower would be a better choice, as it provides more power than its electric counterpart.

Should a handheld blower be too heavy, a backpack blower may be more suitable. Sizeable padded shoulder straps are located on the shoulder of a backpack model, so they put most of the weight on your back. Having the blowers set up this way makes it easier to carry more powerful models.

Leaf blowers and vacuums that are wheeled or pushable can be beneficial for extensive areas. Leaf vacuums and blowers with wheels and push handles will quickly and easily clean out large areas, and they usually come with colossal collection bags.

A towable lawn sweeper is a good idea if you own a ride-on mower or tractor. A sweeper can be mounted to the back of a ride-on and used right away. You can use them to sweep up leaves and other small lawn debris, but you should not expect to be able to remove all fine grass clippings.

What are the types of garden vacuums and leaf blowers?

There are several types of garden vacuums and leaf blowers. Now you have worked out which type is best for your garden size, we can figure out your preferred power source and leaf blower type to suit your budget. We offer a vast range of vacuum shredders and blowers, they include:

Garden vacuums and blowers designed to work together

Leaf blower vacs will be most beneficial. The leaves are compacted and shredded by blowing the debris into piles, then sucking it into the attached container (also known as a vacuum shredder). With a larger surface area for bacteria and air to interact with, you are left with a fine waste material ideal for composting because it rots down much faster.

For convenience, blower vacuums that can be switched between different settings are the best, although they are usually not the most powerful. Despite the more extended nozzle, these models are light, which provides more excellent manoeuvrability. For more powerful models, two sets of pipes are provided that can be switched between blow and vacuum modes in a matter of seconds.

Electric leaf blowers that are handheld

In its simplest and cheapest form, an electric leaf blower is a handheld device that blows a strong jet of air to clear leaves. Blown leaves can be piled up and then transferred to compost containers or disposed of.

Battery-powered blowers that operate without cords

With modern cordless leaf blowers, lithium-ion batteries provide power but are more expensive. The performance of these machines is on par with many petrol models, but they are quieter, lighter, and easier to start. You can recharge the batteries in as little as 30 minutes*, and they last up to two hours.

A cordless blower also offers the additional advantage of being compatible with other cordless tools within the same range if you purchase one. Although they are higher in price initially than other petrol models, they are maintenance-free and will reduce running costs in the long run.

Petrol powered leaf blowers

Petrol leaf blowers can produce an impressive 350 cubic feet of air per minute with their handheld designs and are trusted by landscaping professionals and garden enthusiasts. They are by far the most popular choice as petrol blowers can come with a vacuum shredding attachment as standard.

Nevertheless, push and walk-behind leaf blowers and shredders with a maximum airflow of 1800 cubic feet per minute are still advantageous and are capable of clearing acres of land.

Portable backpack blowers

There are many petrol backpack blowers in our range. Using a backpack blower is an excellent way to remove leaves and lawn debris from large areas. Having the engine mounted on your back allows it to be carried more comfortably and easier for more extended periods.

As expected these are more expensive than handheld blower models.

Lawn Sweepers

Towable or pushable lawn sweepers are available. A sweeper drives a brush that sweeps debris into a collector as it turns its wheels. In other words, the sweeper goes faster as the brush turns faster. Even though they are good at clearing large areas quickly, sweepers won’t pick up small grass clippings.

Please browse our range of garden vacuums and leaf blowers to find the ideal blower vac for you.

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