A Guide to Buying Garden Vacs and Leaf Blowers
We’ve got some great advice when it comes to choosing the best garden vac. We have a superb range of garden vacs and leaf blowers for sale so we’re confident you’ll find what will suit you and your garden best.
Garden Vacs and Leaf Blowers – What They’re For
Garden vacs and leaf blowers can help with the sometimes monstrous task of clearing fallen leaves and light garden debris. Many models will combine blow and vac functions. Many models will vacuum and shred fallen leaves and small twigs ready for composting.
Due to their design all leaf collectors will not suck up soil or pebbles allowing you to clear flower beds and driveways. Take these considerations into account and you can pick the best leaf blower for you.
Before You Buy
To ensure that you make the right choice when it comes to buying garden vacs and leaf blowers ask yourself:
• What are you clearing?
• How big is your garden?
• How much power and noise can you handle?
• How much weight can you bear?
• Do you want a leaf blower or a leaf vacuum, or both?
Garden Vacs and Leaf Blowers and Your Garden Size
Garden Vacs and Leaf Blowers for Small Gardens
If you have a small garden lightweight handheld electric blowers and vacuums will suit you well. Consider the length of the cable of the leaf blower before purchasing. You need your work area to be within a good distance of an electric source. Do you need an electric leaf blower?
Leaf Blowers for Larger Gardens
If you have a large garden or area to maintain then backpack petrol leaf blowers may well be the right choice for you. Backpack leaf blowers put the bulk of the weight onto your back with wide padded shoulder straps. Petrol backpack leaf blowers provide more power than their electric handheld counterparts but they are only capable of blowing, not vacuuming. Do you need a petrol leaf blower?
Garden Vacs and Leaf Blowers for Big Gardens/Areas
Those with large gardens wanting to vacuum leaves and other debris from lawns and patios can choose will benefit from powerful wheeled/push leaf blowers and vacs. Push or wheeled leaf vacs will make light work of large areas and include huge collection bags (as much as 90 gallons). Do you need a wheeled garden vacuum?
Types of Garden Vacs and Leaf Blowers
Handheld Electric Leaf Blowers
Leaf blowers in their simplest form are electric handheld models which clear areas using a strong jet of air. Leaves can be blown into piles from where they can be transferred to compost bins or disposed of.
Handheld Petrol Leaf blowers
Handheld petrol leaf blowers can produce an impressive air flow upwards of 350 cubic feet per minute. However, this pales in comparison with walk-behind/push leaf blowers weighing in with a whopping 1800cfm. The latter is capable of clearing golf courses!
Garden Vacs and Blowers - 2-in-1
You’ll most likely want a leaf blow-vac, these allow you to blow debris into piles then suck into an attached container which compacts the leaves in the process. This leaves you with a fine waste material perfect for composting as it rots down much faster due to the larger surface area for bacteria and air to work on. The most convenient blow-vacs are those that can alternate between settings at a flick of a switch although they are not always the most powerful. These models possess an elephant trunk nozzle which can prove cumbersome but the lightweight designs aid maneuverability. Other models are supplied with an ergonomically designed pipe which can be fitted, without tools, for exact and more powerful blowing. We have a huge range of leaf blowers and vacs in stock so why not pick which leaf blower is right for you?
Wheeled/Push Leaf Vacuums
As for stand alone leaf vacuums or push leaf vacuums - most are better suited to larger gardens as they tend to be wheeled machines with large collector boxes. This makes the job of gathering leaves from large areas of grass, quick and easy.
For further articles on picking leaf blowers why not view:
Electric or Petrol Leaf Blowers - Which One's Right For You
Are you clearer on which leaf blower you need now? Do you need an electric leaf blower, a petrol leaf blower or do you want to explore ourwheeled garden vacuums?