How to use a leaf blower

How to use a leaf blower: Best Tricks of blowing leaves

How to use a leaf blower and blowing leaves: Those who are conscious about their lawn or yards generally use different sorts of tools to maintain their place. However, many things are useful and some other things are the savior perhaps. Savior because, those tools save time and energy, which we will need while doing the task by ourselves. In terms of cleaning, we have many tools, namely Leaf blowers are one of the essentials among them.

A leaf blower is most effective for gathering the bulk of a lawn leaves into large piles, to be removed with a tarp or by hand. If we start wiping all the leaves and other stuff like that by our own hands using some other cleaning stuff, it will take the whole day long to clean up a large place. Meanwhile, if we use a leaf blower, it will save time and most importantly our energy. So, finding a good leaf blower is very important for this job, but there is another question, how to use a leaf blower? Well, today we are here to discuss this matter guys, so don’t worry be patient.

So, if we consider you have purchased a new leaf blower, or want to buy one. Now, the question is Where to start? Or, how to use it. Therefore, we are here. In this article, we will show you some guidelines about using this tool before heading outside and firing up your new toy.

Blowing leaves
Blowing leaves

How to use a leaf blower effectively: Best Tricks of blowing leaves

Whenever we are heading for something new there are a few things you should be mindful of, because of your own safety and perfect operation. Bellow the line we have divided these procedures into some phases for your own safety, along with some basic do’s and don’ts please follow the guideline and start working with your leaf blower.

How to start a leaf blower/how to turn on a leaf blower

Now let us jump into the real deal. How to start the leaf blower? According to different models, it varies. One of the easiest one is the electric leaf blowers, you just have to either plug them in or attach a charged battery and turn the power on. Then again, if you have a gas-powered leaf blower, you have to start it with a pull start. Sometimes it becomes a little bit complicated for those who didn’t use two-stroke engines before. Just pull off the trigger and you have to pull it firmly but gently.

Using a leaf blower

If you use a wiper or any other thing for cleaning the leaves, what should be the strategy? It should be gathering them on into a pile, right? Using a leaf blower is also the same, just the basic difference is it will save time and energy. 

  • Firstly, you have to decide the place where you want your load the leaves. Then start blowing sidewise.
  • Blow side by side, from one side, but never ever blow onto the leaves, you will create a mess for sure. Therefore, always work your way from the outside in. You don’t have to go at the same speed always, you can blow slow and fast whenever requires. Work your way in until the leaves get into a pile.
  • The branches and other big pieces of stuff will not be removed by the blower, so collect them before you start the task and you cannot gather all the single pieces of leaves by the blower, that’s not the thing this machine is designed for.
  • Crofting the leaf blower at a shallow angle will allow you to move more leaves with each sweep.

Follow these tips and you will clean the most of you rad using a leaf blower. Always collect the gathered piles after a few time, because gathering a heavy pile might mess things up.

A few things to remember before using a leaf blower

How to use a leaf blower
How to use a leaf blower

Be aware of the local laws and read the user manual

Leaf blowers come with a motorized system, therefore it also comes with noise. Before you start using this tool know about the local regulations of your area. Sometimes a few places are ban to use these types of noisy products for sound pollution.

Even the neighbors might face difficulties if you start using this type of tool on a regular basis. Nevertheless, before you start using read the user guide book. It is very important to know about the machine. Every branded tool has different starting methods, maintenance, and precautions.

Make sure the leaf blower has full juice

Mostly we have two types of leaf blowers, cordless battery-powered and gas-powered, both of these require firing power. For the battery-powered blowers, you have to ensure the battery is fully charged up before using and it has been charged upright, according to your model you will get the right direction of charging your leaf blower. On the other hand, Most of the gas-powered leaf blowers are powered by 2-cycle engines that require a fuel mix of gasoline and motor oil. Read the owner guide and refill the tank before you start using the blower.

Pick the right time and day for blowing

Yeah! It might sound weird, but it is true. For using a leaf blower you must pick the right day and time. Sometimes in the rain, you might require using the machine, but it will not be a good idea. Wet leaves will not be blown away that easily, and it will stick to the surface, so it is nothing but time-killing tasks on that type of day.

On the other side, if you’re against the wind try not to use the blowers. If you are not with the wind, don’t be against the wind as well, it will only waste your time and you will be bothered with the mess you will create. So choose a perfect day for your leaf blower and you as well.

So, this was it guys, using a leaf blower doesn’t seem that much tough now, right? We think so. Always remember to wear eye and hand protective goods before you start working. It is for your own safety. Hope this article will guide you all about using a leaf blower properly.

How to use a leaf blower
Abraham M. Johnson
 

Abraham is a professional gardener and his hobby is indoor and outdoor gardening! He has been gardening for the last 5 years and he loves to decorate the home by gardening as well. Based on his experience with different types of gardens; he is sharing his thought and opinion about various gardens care tips and tools so that a beginner can get started right away. Find him on twitter here. Happy reading!

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