Hints & Tips
The problem with November is that storms with cute names bring chaos to some areas of the country with lashings of rain flooding roads and winds blowing down branches and small trees.
This will be the weekend when lots of you will be out clearing leaves and garden debris so here are three machines to help with the post-gales clear-up in larger gardens.
The Echo PB-251 Petrol Handheld Leaf Blower has a 25.4cc engine which uses the manufacturer’s Power Boost Tornado technology to give a 71metres a second blast of air to shift even the most stubborn matted leaves which can be dangerous if left on paths and drives.
The engine has a heavy-duty air filtration system to prolong the life of the engine.
It is fitted with an anti-gyroscopic system to make it more comfortable to use and it weighs only 4.5kg.
Fitting and removing the blower tube is simple as well.
It costs £179, £60 off the recommended price, has a five year warranty and is delivered free the next working day.
If you have a large garden and want a wheeled vac to clear the debris, have a look at this one, the Ariens APV PUSH Hand-Propelled Wheeled Vac (995303).
This has a 190cc Subaru engine and a five-bladed serrated steel impeller that reduces debris by a twelfth and as the collection bag holds 195 litres you wont spend half your time visiting the compost heap to empty it.
You can use this throughout the year to clean the edges of patios and around swimming pools when the dust skirt will come in very useful.
There are five positions for the handlebars and 17 suction heights so you can clear gravel drives as well as lawns and tarmac drives.
It is selling for £599, £180 off the recommended price. It has a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Chances are that if you have a large lawn you will also have a lawn tractor and this neat little device really comes into its own at this time of the year.
The Agri-Fab 42″ High-Speed Leaf-Sweeper (45-0261) has a revolving brushes driver by the wheels to sweep leaves into the 340-litre collector.
This wider width sweeper can cover large lawns quickly and efficiently and is very efficient so that you should not have to make a second pass to pick up leaves the machine has missed.
It has a universal hitch pin which will attach to any make of lawn or garden tractor.
We deliver it free the next working day and it has a five year warranty. Cost: £349, £120 less than the recommended price.
We’ve got a massive selection of leaf sweepers on these pages and remember you can ring us for our advice on 08454 588905 during office hours.