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Can anyone recommend a lightweight leaf blower, please?
I would go with a garden vacuum/leaf blower much more useful for collecting leaf mould/compost material.
I have a Black and Decker. It has two attachments, one to blow and one to suck. I use the sucking one most.
I have one (probably the same one as busy lizzie.)
Blowing works well on dry leaves. Sucking into the collector bag is OK for small quantities.
I usually have large quantities of wet leaves and resort to a spring tine rake and a lightweight snow shovel.
Also leaves on the lawn get mown up and shredded at the same time using a rotary mower, and then added to the compost heap. Much quicker than leaf blower/rake option.
I mow the leaves on the lawn too, but I use the machine for the leaves on the paved terrace, which has a lime tree growing from a bed in the terrace, it's a large terrace.
Thanks everyone for your advice. There is more than one problem- first, I can't lift anything at all heavy, and then the fact that the great leaf fall occurs in areas difficult to reach. A lightweight leaf blower could be a solution, one that could be recommended.
Hi Rosie, my usual first port of call for reviews is Amazon. I then read the worst and the best, just a couple and try to weigh it up. Obviously the more reviews the better. I wish I could help more but I've never had the joy of using one.
I think Jim's idea of reading the reviews is better than believing what the seller tells you
I have a Stihl one, its great, but there are times I wish I had a backpack one as after a while it can get heavy. Depends how big the garden is and how many leaves I guess.
Have just seen there is a cordless lightweight stihl one
But pricey, and you'd need to get reviews to see how much power it actually had.