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Small rant!

18 October 2017 14:19:23

Just something that irritates me is when someone employs a leaf blower to blow every thing from their garden onto the street and leaves (pardon the pun) it there!!!

Why not pop it into a bag!  

Rant over! 

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MargieD MargieD 18 October 2017 14:45:01

Can understand your annoyance Linda. But surely if they blow away leaves can they not vacuum them up instead? I've a really basic model and it does both... great as the leaves are broken down to small % of bulk and I bag them then. 

LindaB LindaB 18 October 2017 14:53:28

I have never had one but I presumed there was a model where you could vacuum them up, seems logical to me.  Do they not realise that they will just blow back in!!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 18 October 2017 15:48:00

Most of them suck AND blow. I wouldn't bother with one, to be quite honest-. You'd get a better work-out using a rake.

Scrubber Scrubber 18 October 2017 21:26:43

They are very handy clearing leaves on hard surfaces! and if the leaves are dry they work well on lawns. jacinta I get my work out carrying the tarpaulins down to the bottoms where they turn into lovely compost. I agree Linda that that behaviour is inexcusable.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 October 2017 22:27:28

Leaves leaves leaves! I see lots of lovely leafmould! My last years leaves were put into a builders sack and I'm delighted to see that once I take back the top few inches I have beautiful leafmould! Blower comes in very handy for blowing excess leaves out of flowerbeds but the "suck" action is fatal on gravel! I blew a hole in the collecting bag of mine a couple of years ago LOL

Jacinta D Jacinta D 19 October 2017 07:00:00

Hm, yes, you two. Good points. I keep forgetting that some people here have parks and woodlands for their gardens. LOL

PeterW PeterW 19 October 2017 16:52:30

Yes happens everywhere all the time and is quite incosiderate to blow them out on the public areas as when wet they are a hazard for walking on. But they are simple machines that suck them up or even go over a lawn with a lawnmower to minimise the amount around but some people obviously aren't bothered to do either and just blast them out of their space.


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