Tips for Buying Garden Vacs from GardenLines
Choosing the best garden vac can be tricky, especially with so many for sale. Garden vacs and leaf blowers come in a variety of configurations, and you'll need to consider exactly what you need to get the most out of your garden vac.
You will need to think about a number of things before buying your garden vac including your garden size, your budget and the weight of the garden vac. You may already know which leaf blower you want, you may know you want an electric leaf blower or a petrol leaf blower or perhaps you’d like to explore our wheeled garden vacuums?
Click which statement best applies to you when buying your garden vac:
I have a small garden
I have a larger garden
I have a small budget
I have a mid-range budget
I have a larger budget
I have a lot of debris to collect and therefore dispose of
I struggle with carrying heavy items
• A smaller garden vac or leaf blower will get into those tighter nooks and crannies
• Consider picking an electric garden vac. These are often cheaper and there is less of an issue about being too far away from a power source if your garden is smaller. Electric garden vacs still offer great amounts of power.
Try the Handy THEV2600 Electric Leaf Vac for smaller gardens
• Look out for large collection bags – these mean fewer trips to the compost heap and allow you to get the job done quicker
• Look out for petrol garden vacs and blowers as they have an unlimited range (unlike their tethered electric counterparts) which makes them good for large gardens
Try the Ryobi RBL30MVB Petrol Leaf Blower Vac if you have a larger garden
• Look out for smaller, less powerful electric garden vacs as these are likely to be cheaper.
Try the Flymo 2700W Electric Leaf Vac if you have a smaller budget
• If you're looking for a garden vac which will get more than occasional use then consider buying a petrol garden vac. These typically offer more power than an electric garden vac but do cost a bit more too.
Try the Ryobi RBV 26BV Pertrol Leaf Blower Vacuum if you have a mid-range budget
• If budget is not an issue then you can consider buying a wheeled garden vac. These are expensive but will be able to clear huge areas of land in one go.
Try the Billy Goat garden vacuum if you have a larger budget
• Look out for garden vacs with collection bags that use a built-in mulcher/shredder. These will reduce the size of the debris as you vac meaning fewer trips to the compost heap.
Try the Ryobi RBV3000VP Electric Leaf Blower Vacuum if you have a lot of debris to collect and compact
• Electric garden vacs are often much lighter than their petrol counterparts, making them better for those without a lot of upper-body strength
• If a high-powered petrol leaf blower is required, and you're unsure about your ability to lift it for extended periods then look to purchase a back-pack garden vac blower as these spread the weight
• If you have serious back problems you should avoid the carried garden vacs and you could consider buying a wheeled garden vacuum
• If you want the added peace of mind of a consumar magazine top rated leaf blower, then we've got something for you.
Try the Toro 51593 Super Electric Leaf Blower Vacuum if you want a Which Magazine rated leaf blower
For further advice on buying garden vacs, then the below articles may be useful:
Electric or Petrol Leaf Blowers – Which One’s Right for You
A Guide to Buying Garden Vacs and Leaf Blowers