- Leaf Blower/Vacs?
I hate those machines!! Cant you just wait until they are all down, say mid December then rake them up. Why the need for a machine, for so much noise and extra wasted energy? As a STW user you must by definition be half decent but in my book the users of leaf blowers are complete *****s.Posted 6 years agoSquidlordMember
Bought a cheapo no-name electric leaf blower on impulse yesterday. The plug kept falling out, but otherwise was quite impressed – it was even picking up wet leaves that looked to be glued to the garden path. It also somehow shreds the leaves so there was surprisingly little debris to deal with.Posted 6 years agoprojectMember
Middlifecrisis, you must be well old, as the only ones bothered about leaves are old people, seen loads of them brushing their leaves into the road,for someone else to collect.
Also when i rang our local council to ask for some brown bins for garden waste, they refused as we had a paid gardner, and they said he should takle care of them, she didnt explain what he was supposed to do with them.
Then one week he was off so did the job for him, and got told off by a neighbour for putting them in the general waste bulk bin, as there was nowhere else for them.Posted 6 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Not quite a Saga Lout yet, but not too far away. Filled the wheelie bin and took 18 bags away to the tip on Saturday, the same again has arrived since then. I think the problem I had with the B&D was it had a small collection bag which was a pain to unload due to it’s shape so it was just quicker and easier to use the shovel and more bags. I did try leaving them to accumulate one year and killed loads of shrubs, oh and lost a car.Posted 6 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Tried an electric Black and Decker years ago and thought it wasn’t worth the hassle. Is it worth going upmarket for a petrol job? If so, which one. We have four mature limes and live across the road, downwind of the park with 300+ trees so usually have a wheelie and 12+ binbags of leaves every weekend in autumn if I pick them all up.Posted 6 years ago
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