Autumn is a beautiful time of year, but it can also be a time-consuming one. With all the leaves falling from the trees, it’s important to have a leaf blower to help you keep your garden clean and tidy, and as far as we’re concerned battery leaf blowers are the only way to go. Having said that, with so many different leaf blowers and vacuums on the market, it can be tricky to choose the right one for your garden.
For three years now, we have been using battery operated Greenworks gardening equipment and tools and they are reliable choice, offering a range of leaf blowers tailored to different needs – and they come with three year warranties for added piece of mind.
Here are some key things to consider when buying leaf blowers.
Air Speed and Volume
When selecting a leaf blower, the airspeed and volume it produces are crucial factors to consider. These attributes determine the blower’s efficiency in moving debris. Leaf blowers typically have adjustable settings, allowing you to customise the airspeed and volume according to the task at hand. For lighter tasks like cleaning driveways, lower settings might suffice to preserve battery life, while tougher jobs like wet leaves on lawns might require higher settings.
Battery Life and Power
If you opt for a cordless leaf blower, pay close attention to the battery specifications. The battery’s capacity and runtime will influence how long you can work before needing a recharge, and blower vacs consume a lot of power. Greenworks offers various battery options, with higher voltage batteries generally providing more power and longer runtime. Consider your garden’s size and the amount of work you expect to do before making your battery choice.
Leaf blowers can be quite noisy, which can be a concern for you and your neighbours. When comparing different models, check their noise levels in decibels (dB) to find a leaf blower that strikes a balance between effectiveness and noise reduction – and be considerate by only using the leaf blower at reasonable hours of the day.
Versatility: Blowing and Vacuuming
Some leaf blowers offer more than just blowing capabilities. They come with additional features that allow you to switch between blowing and vacuuming modes and we have featured two in the video above that are great at blowing and vacuuming. This versatility can be highly convenient when it comes to gathering leaves and debris. Vacuuming mode is particularly handy for collecting and mulching leaves, reducing their volume and making disposal easier (or adding them to flowers as mulch in the winter).
Weight and Ergonomics
Since you’ll be holding and manoeuvring the leaf blower, its weight and ergonomics play a significant role in your comfort during use. This is especially important if you have a larger area to cover or if you expect to use the blower for extended periods.
Warranty and Customer Support
Greenworks is known for producing reliable and durable tools (we personally attest to that) , but it’s always wise to consider the warranty and customer support options. Check the warranty duration and coverage for the leaf blower you’re interested in (Greenworks offer three year warranties), as well as the availability of customer support services. A strong warranty reflects the manufacturer’s confidence in their product’s quality.
In the world of leaf blowers, Greenworks offers a range of options tailored to different preferences and requirements. Whether you have a small garden or a larger property like ours, there’s likely a Greenworks leaf blower that suits your needs. By considering factors like power source, airspeed, battery life, noise level and additional features, you can make an informed decision and invest in a tool that will make maintaining your outdoor space a breeze. Don’t forget to explore Greenworks’ official website for detailed specifications and to gain further insights before making your purchase.
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