GreenWorks 24322 Variable Cordless Included

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How To Use A Leaf Blower

Utilizing an electric- or gas-powered leaf blower, really cuts down the total time and effort it requires to eliminate leaves and debris from your yard. This annual autumn lawn maintenance ritual cleans up your yard, preserves your curb appeal, and helps your grass stay healthy. Fall is the season for football, and pumpkin pies. And leaves. Lots and plenty of leaves. So your option is a either a leaf blower or perhaps a traditional rake, and the blisters that are included with it. For many who wish to work smarter not harder, here are a few tips from the experts before getting started.

Safety First

Small sticks, leaves, grit, and other debris can easily be blown into your eyes, so make sure to wear safety goggles or glasses when utilizing a leaf blower. Some models can generate between 70 and 75 decibels, that will be not only annoyingly loud, but may damage hearing if ear protection isn’t used. Try earmuffs or soft foam plugs, both work well.

As with most landscaping type jobs, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and an excellent set of gloves will protect you from dirt, cuts, and hopefully poison ivy. Never aim the leaf blower toward people or pets, except maybe cats (just kidding).

When to use your leaf blower for the best results

Wet leaves are near impossible to blow, so select the calmest, driest day possible. Some local ordinances limit the operation of power tools to certain hours, so check the rules for the city before utilizing a noisy leaf blower early morning or late in the evening. Common courtesy if the next-door neighbors are entertaining or hanging out outdoors must be used.

What things to blow

Besides fallen leaves leaf blowers can also:

Remove light snow from the walkway or car.
Clean up cobwebs from garage corners or rafters.
Take care of lint buildup in a dryer vents.
Scatter water puddles that pool in the lower spots in your driveway.

Plan an attack

Don’t fight the wind, try and use it as opposed to against it. Start at the edges, especially near shrubs and trees, and blow toward the midst of your lawn. Break it down into small workable sections. Move debris into several piles as opposed to wanting to blow it all from one end to the other.

Utilizing an old sheet or plastic tarp helps it be very simple to move everything if you when you just need to have it to the curb for pickup. But when they must be put in bags, you’ll probably need certainly to skip the tarp and stuff the bags by hand. Use a rake to completely clean up any stray bits. If your blower has a vacuum mode, it will move along the process.

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