Leaf blowers and vacs are gardening tools that propel or suck air out of a nozzle to move debris, mainly leaves, twigs and grass cuttings, around.

Leaf blowers are generally available in petrol and electric, but new battery models are now coming onto the market for more flexibility.

Invented by Aldo Vanerdmolen in the 50’s after a series of droughts on California, USA prohibited the use of water products in the garden.  Since it’s invention, leaf blowers have now become a integral garden tool for both commercial and domestic garden duties.

Leaf Blowers and the Environment

Older 2 stroke engines were a contributor to air pollution but new models have become more efficient and less polluting.  For the environmentally conscious, the electric and battery alternatives have become ever more popular.

The latest battery operated leaf blowers combing both blowing and vacuuming in one system with petrol matching performance.  All this without the weight, noise and starting-issues that plague petrol powered machines.