As fall approaches, leaves are going to start falling from trees. That means it will soon be time for you to get out your rake and your battery operated leaf blower. Leaf removal can be a time-consuming and difficult chore, but with the right tools, the task can be significantly easier.
It’s a good idea to start by looking for the best battery leaf blower you can find. Consider the AIR Cordless Leaf Blower/Sweeper: it’s one of the best battery leaf blowers on the market. With its 4.0Ah high-capacity battery, you get a long runtime, and the lightweight cordless design makes it easy to handle as you clean the yard.
Using a powerful battery operated leaf blower is a good idea. They’re more mobile and easier to care for. Just set up a tarp, find the necessary accessories, and remember to mulch your leaves after use. Think about using leaf blower that also functions as a mulcher to make clean up easier.
Benefits of a Battery Leaf Blower
You have different options when it comes to the type of leaf blower you can get, and one of the biggest distinctions if the power source. While gas-powered and corded models can do the job, there are some benefits to choosing a battery operated leaf blower.
Mobility is one of the most visible benefits of using a battery leaf blower. With a corded electric model, your range if limited by the length of the cord. When it comes to range and freedom of movement, gas and battery powered leaf blowers both perform better because they do not need to be plugged in.
Maintenance is another advantage of battery leaf blowers. Gas powered models need more upkeep and require more work to care for. If you want a tool that is easy to maintain, electric and battery operated leaf blowers are light on maintenance and easy to store.
The only real drawback is the runtime. Gas-powered models can run out of gas, and the battery of your battery operated leaf blower could run out of juice. However, you could buy a model that comes with two batteries. The TURBINE 20V Cordless Leaf Blower comes with a spare 20V battery that allows you to alternate the batteries as needed.
With all of the benefits of owning a battery leaf blower in mind, here are a few tips to help take more of the time and effort out of leaf removal.
Set Up a Tarp
If you plan to move your leaf pile, such as to a compost area, it can help to lay a tarp down before you start cleaning up the yard.
Get a large tarp and lay it flat, then simply use your battery leaf blower to blow the leaves onto it. Instead of moving all of the leaves from the furthest reaches of the property to a stationary pile, you can also move the tarp with you as you tackle each section of your yard.
Get the Right Accessories
The best battery powered leaf blowers can now work with a range of different accessories to make other jobs easier. Some of the most useful are those that turn the tool into a gutter leaf blower. A gutter cleaning kit provides extension tubes that can be good for reaching your gutters and other high places.
Additionally, you could use some of the attachments to help you get under bushes and other low-to-the-ground objects that may be in the yard. With the right accessories, you can cut down on the time it takes to do the job. You can also save yourself from some of the hard work associated with yard maintenance.
Mulch Your Leaves
Instead of just bagging up your leaves and throwing them away, mulching offers many benefits. First, it relieves you of the time consuming task bagging them up. Additionally, you can use the shredded leaves to mulch your lawn, garden, and flowerbeds.
Some people use their lawn mower to shred the leaves into mulch, but there are some limitations to this approach. If you want to make the process easier, you could choose a leaf blower that functions as both a yard vacuum and a mulcher. It might not be a battery leaf blower, but the TURBINEFusion Leaf Blower also works as a yard vacuum and a mulcher. With this model, you can easily pile your leaves up and mulch them right into a collection bag.
Let Worx help you find the perfect leaf blower tools and accessories to keep your lawn looking its best!