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WHICH ONE IS BETTER? A LEAF BLOWER OR A LEAF VACUUM?

When it comes to cleaning up your yard, there are a number of time-saving options out there like leaf blowers and leaf vacuums. Both can help you tackle yard work quickly and efficiently, and both have their uses. But which one is better? The answer depends on how you’ll be using each tool.

WHEN TO USE A LEAF BLOWER

  • When you have a large yard. If you have a lot of ground to cover, a leaf blower can help save time. Start in one corner of your yard and blow leaves to the centre for quick and easy collection.
  • When you have a lot of leaves. A leaf blower is also a great choice if you have a large amount of leaves to pick up. Blow as many leaves as you can into a central pile, then collect and remove. You may have to do this in batches so that each pile of leaves is manageable.
  • When you need to clear but not pick up. If your main objective is to clear an area, but you’re not worried about where the leaves end up or needing to pick them up in the end, then a leaf blower if exactly what you require. A blower will help you quickly clear an area.

WHEN TO USE A LEAF VACUUM

Leaf vacuums tend to have small canisters so they’re not great at removing large amounts of leaves. They are, however, the perfect piece of landscaping equipment for cleaning up all the nooks and crannies around your yard. Leaf vacuums are designed to be able to collect leaves where a rake won’t fit, like around fences, decks and other types of crevices.

LANDSCAPING EQUIPMENT FOR EVERY OCCASION

So which one is better, a leaf blower or a leaf vacuum? It’s simply a matter of deciding which tool is right for the job. Think of leaf removal as a three-step process: first, you use your leaf blower to blow all the leaves into one place; then, you grab your rake and bag them up; and finally, you switch on the leaf vacuum to suck up any leaves stuck in the nooks and crannies around your home.

At Hitch City, we have the landscaping equipment you need to tackle the toughest jobs. Contact us today to learn more about the products we carry and the services we offer.

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