A leaf-peeping trip may be in your near future, as you attempt, like me, to drain every last ounce of satisfaction from the fall foliage season while it lasts. But before you know it, it will be time to pick up all those leaves on your lawn. Will you be using a leaf blower this year?
I admit to harboring no small degree of skepticism toward leaf blowers. What gets these machines off on the wrong foot with me is the abominable noise they emit. While bothering with the task of picking up leaves, I take great consolation in being able to enjoy a peaceful autumn day, and the blare of an engine definitely detracts from my bliss. Raking leaves is work, yes, but I find it more pleasant work than using a leaf blower.
Of course, there's more to it than that. Some folks may not be up to task of raking leaves, physically. Or you may just not mind using machinery as much as I do (some people positively crave playing with gadgets, even when doing the job manually makes more sense). Whatever your reason, if you're in the market for a leaf blower, you'll want to purchase this or that model only after finding out what others have had to say about it.
Thus the utility, I hope, of my leaf blower reviews of the "Leaf Hog" and Craftsman products. If a skeptic like me has something good to say about a particular leaf blower, you can take it to heart! And for your convenience, I've added review material on some other gadgets that may make your yard work easier this fall, including mulching mowers. By mulching fallen leaves with a mower, you can avoid using both rakes and leaf blowers -- just in case you're not a fan of either one of them.
Read reviews: Leaf Blowers