Falling leaves in a small garden are a total pain. But for those of you owning a larger property it presents a major task as they need to be cleared up to allow moisture and nutrients on to the lawns and flower beds and keep paths safe.
So here are five top backpack leaf blowers machines for you to consider to help keep the garden looking its best.
The Einhell BG-PB33 Petrol Backpack Leaf Blower is a high powered machine with all the controls neatly grouped for ease of use.
It sends out a blast of air up to 250 km an hour and has an extended tube for getting into all the difficult crevices.
But is really excellent for clearing larger drives and parking areas and bigger lawns.
The engine is easy to start and sips fuel for greater efficiency and fewer emissions.
It is currently on special offer at just £129.95 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £199.95.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year maker’s warranty.
The next one is the Sanli BSB33 Backpack Leaf Blower from a company which makes excellent and reliable garden equipment.
Again, suitable for clearing larger areas it has a 33 cc engine and produces a blast of air up to 187 kph.
This is easier to use over long periods as it is nicely balanced to produce less strain on the back as it has a harness with padded shoulder straps.
It weighs in a 6.8 kg and as the joystick handle is on the blowing tube it is really easy and accurate to use.
A carrying handle is also incorporated.
This blower has a two year manufacturer’s guarantee, free next working day delivery and costs £159, a £40 saving on the maker’s recommended retail price.
Next is a machine built for larger professional work and larger estates.
The Ryobi RBL-30BPT Petrol Backpack Leaf Blower with Touch Start delivers a really strong blast or air so that it can not only sort out leaves but twigs, small branches drink cans and the like.
It has a 25 cc engine which has an integrated charger for instant starting, so no tugging on a rope.
This one has a back pack frame and a mechanism for settting the engine speed depending on the area to be cleared.
It produces a blast of air of over 180 mph so it can shift all manner of debris.
This one has free next working delivery and is keenly priced at £199.95
The Mitox B650 Backpack Leaf Blower is also designed for clearing really large areas like car parks and long drives and public areas.
It has a 63 cc engine and can deliver a blast of air up to 93 metres a second, enough to deal with twigs and drink cans.
It comes with comfortable shoulder straps and is very light considering the power it generates.
It comes with free delivery and costs £299.
And finally one which is suitable for professional use and those with large areas to tidy up.
The Tanaka TBL-4600 Blower Backpack Leaf Blower has a 44 cc engine and a blast of air up to 200 mph, enough to pick up small branches, small plastic bottles let alone twigs and leaves.
The engine is built with a chromium plated cylinder, steel connecting rod and has a Walbro carburettor to give it a longer life.
It has electronic ignition for easy starting and padded frame and straps for comfortable working over longer periods.
It costs £439, compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £559. Delivery is free.