The Many Reasons Why You May Want a Leaf Blower for Yard Work

People are constantly looking for ways that we can make our lives easier. In fact, there is a time saving gadget for almost every chore. We benefit from these time saving devices both inside the home and outside in our yards. While these time saving inventions may be convenient we often wonder if they are worth the extra money. Some are and some are not. A leaf blower is definitely a time saving tool that you will be glad you own. There are so many reasons why a leaf blower is a good investment for your yard. I believe you will find yourself using your leaf blower enough that it will pay for itself. Not to mention a leaf blower will save you time and physical effort. This article will outline some of the many reasons why you will want a leaf blower for your yard work.  

Cost Effective

The number one concern most people have when buying a “luxury” item is, “Will I use this enough to get my money’s worth?” Luckily, you can find a leaf blower that will fit in almost every budget. Depending on the type you are looking at the price can go up. For most users a basic handheld leaf blower will get the job done. Those leaf blowers can range from just $50 up to $300. If you are running a landscaping company, or have extensive property to take care of, you may want to invest in a walk behind leaf blower. Those can run a little more expensive and can cost a few hundred more dollars than a basic handheld leaf blower. As long as you are buying a leaf blower to fit your needs, I absolutely believe you will get your money’s worth.

Easy to Use

Leaf blowers are very simple and quite easy to use. While there may be specs and features that differ from model to model, the basic concepts remain the same. It is important to read the user’s manual before you use a leaf blower. However, I think you will find that most leaf blowers will run fairly similar to one another. Also, you will find that there is almost no learning curve to using a leaf blower. It is fairly straightforward and easy to use, even for beginners. Not only are they easy to use and operate, but they are simple to store. No extra parts, or high maintenance requirements. For those reasons alone, you will find yourself reaching for a leaf blower time after time.   

Time Saving

A leaf blower is an incredibly effective tool. Which may be the biggest selling point for a leaf blower. It was designed to take projects that would typically take hours, and turn them into simple tasks that can be completed in just a few minutes. Time is one of the most valuable resources that we have. If we can save time doing things that we do not want to do, then we will have more time to do things that we do want to do. The time that a leaf blower will save you can be spent relaxing, spending more time with your family, or focusing on projects that you actually enjoy. 

Easier on Your Body

Another benefit of using a leaf blower is that it is easier on your body. You can avoid many aches and pains by choosing to use a leaf blower over more traditional gardening tools. When you are using a leaf blower, you do not need to constantly bend over. In fact, they are designed for you to use while standing up straight. Standing up straight while working eliminates most of the strain on your back and knees. Because leaf blowers are powered by a motor, there is almost no physical exertion involved with using a leaf blower. All you need to do is simply point the leaf blower in the direction you want the air to blow. That’s it! Your job will be over in no time, which saves you from hours of physical labor.

Projects for Your Leaf Blower

Not only is it logistically sound to invest in a leaf blower, but you will find that a leaf blower is helpful in a variety of situations. You can actually use one year round! No matter how big or small your yard is, there is a project you can use your leaf blower to help with. Below are some of the most common projects for a leaf blower.

Making Leaf Piles

As the name implies, a leaf blower was designed specifically to help with the leaves that fall in your yard. No matter how big or small a task that may be, you will find that a leaf blower can help. If you have just a few leaves in your yard, it may seem tedious to pull out a rake. You can use the vacuum function on your leaf blower to suck the leaves up directly. If your leaf blower does not have a vacuum function, simply blow them in to a small pile to bag.

Grass Clippings

A leaf blower is also handy for cleaning up grass clippings. If you have lots of grass clippings left behind on your lawn after you mow, you may choose to leave them to fertilize your grass. However, if they are on your driveway or sidewalk they can be a pain to sweep. A push broom is large and heavy, and requires lots of physical exertion. A leaf blower will quickly and efficiently gather all the clippings to be bagged. You can throw them away or add them to a compost pile.

Outdoor Spring Cleaning

After the winter months are over you typically take the time to deep clean parts of your home and yard that have not been cleaned all winter long. You can use a leaf blower as a super high powered duster. If you have dirt or dust that has gathered on your fence, in your garage, or on the side of your house, you can use a leaf blower to quickly remove the debris. A leaf blower will give new life to your spring cleaning routines!

Snow Removal

If you live in a region that gets snow during the winter months, just know that your leaf blower can help with that too. A leaf blower can clear your car off in the morning in just seconds. It can also help remove snow from your walkways and driveway. A leaf blower works best for snow removal when the snow is light and dry, and only a few inches deep.

In Conclusion

A leaf blower is a very handy tool to have around for yard work. Because it is relatively affordable and easy to use, it will soon pay for itself. Having such an easy and convenient tool in your shed will be a benefit for any outdoor project. These are just a few of the many reasons why you will want a leaf blower for your yard work this year.

Amy O'Brien

I am a mother, homeowner, and a DIY kind of gal. Whether it’s backpacking in the mountains or throwing a BBQ in my backyard, I love bringing my family to the great outdoors!

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