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Having an electric- or gas-powered leaf blower, really decreases the time and effort it takes 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 a lot of leaves. So your option is a either a leaf blower or perhaps a traditional rake, and the blisters that include it. For folks who wish to work smarter not harder, here really are a few tips from the experts before getting started.
Small sticks, leaves, grit, and other debris can very quickly 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 is not just annoyingly loud, but could damage hearing if ear protection is not used. Try earmuffs or soft foam plugs, both work well.
As with most landscaping type jobs, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a good pair 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 utilize your leaf blower to achieve 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 guidelines for your city before utilizing a noisy leaf blower early in the morning or late in the evening. Common courtesy if the next-door neighbors are entertaining or hanging out outdoors should be used.
Things to blow
Apart from fallen leaves leaf blowers also can:
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 up into small workable sections. Move debris into several piles as opposed to wanting to blow all of it in one end to the other.
Having an old sheet or plastic tarp helps it be a piece of cake to maneuver 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 to forget the tarp and stuff the bags by hand. Use a rake to clean up any stray bits. If your blower includes a vacuum mode, that’ll accelerate the process.