Autumn's dazzling display of colour is accompanied by the inevitable fall of leaves. Over the next few weeks many of us will be faced with the unenviable task of clearing them away. Luckily there is no need to spend your weekends bent over a garden rake. Here's a selection of leaf blowers and garden vacuums to make the job so much easier for you.

 GO CORDLESS

The world is changing, fast. Thankfully our whole society is moving away from fossil fuels and adopting cleaner, greener energy. We agree it is time for a new, smarter way to power through gardening and landscaping tasks.

Lithium-ion battery technology delivers the power you need, just without the noise, fuss and fumes of petrol, or the restraint of a mains electric power cable. With lower running and maintenance costs, switching to cordless will lead to long term savings. Plus with zero emissions during use, you can do your bit to reduce your impact on the environment while tending to your garden.

Cordless Blower Vacuum

Advanced lithium-ion battery technology and superior German engineering solutions make the AL-KO LBV 4090 Li a great cable- and exhaust-free choice for the discerning gardener.

AL-KO LBV 4090 Li Energy Flex 40V Cordless Leaf Blower / Vacuum (Bare Tool)

The 40V battery (available separately) gives you the power you need to tackle leaves and other small debris with nothing holding you back. A charge time of 1½ hours produces around 20 minutes of operation. The powerful blower produces a maximum of 250km/h which can be controlled via a rotary wheel.

Not just a blower, the LBV 4090 Li is also vacuum-capable when fitted with the 35 litre collection bag, reducing the volume of debris by a ratio of 10 : 1. Switching between blowing and vacuum functions is easily achieved using a rotary switch.

The AL-KO LBV 4090 cordless leaf blower / vacuum benefits from a zero carbon footprint and is priced at £129.00 with free, next working day delivery. This bare tool can be used in conjunction with either a 4.0Ah or 5.0Ah battery plus charger.

Dedicated Cordless Leaf Blower

EGO's patented 56V Arc Lithium technology is designed like no other battery. That's why it performs like no other battery. The EGO Power+ system delivers petrol-matching power but without any of the downsides. It’s simpler, cleaner, quieter and, with less vibration, is more comfortable to use.

EGO Power+ LB5800E 56V Cordless Leaf Blower (Bare Tool)

New for 2019, the LB5800E high-efficiency brushless blower from EGO features jet turbine technology and large diameter tube to give maximum airflow. With a variable speed function designed to keep you in control, it also features a Turbo Boost mode capable of putting out 977m3 of air per hour. More than most hand-held petrol blowers on the market, that’s enough power to clear up even the biggest windfall!

Sold in bare tool format, the LB5800E costs £159.00 and can be used with any of the EGO batteries 4.0Ah and above.

MAINS ELECTRIC

Part of the most comprehensive range of garden machinery designed for the British garden is the Cobra BV2600 electric blower vacuum.

Cobra BV2600 Electric Blower Vacuum

Priced at a mind blowing £45.99, the Cobra BV2600's Watt motor produces a wind speed on 270km per hour. It has the added advantage of a power mulching system which reduces debris by a ratio of 10:1 into the 45 litre collection bag. The ergonomically positioned 'quick change' lever allows you to confirm from collect to blow in an instant, making clearing your garden of leaves a breeze. The Cobra BV2600 also features ergonomically positioned controls for improved support and balance. The front roller wheel increases the machine's manoeuvrability and provides operator support for long periods of use, as does the strap which is included. This versatile garden blower vacuum boasts increased user control thanks to its variable speed selection.

PETROL-POWERED

2-Stroke Hand-Held Blower Vacuum

Lawnflite's BV3000G 2-in-1 two-stroke petrol blower vac offers great value for money at a snip under £100.00.

MTD Lawnflite BV3000G Blower Vacuum

The versatile 25cc machine has a variable airflow volume of up to 165km/h. Switch between vacuuming and blowing modes at the flick of the 'QuickShift' Lever. In suction mode, debris is reduced by a mulching ratio of 10 : 1 and depositied into the 40 litre debris catcher, producing material ideal for use around your flower beds and trees.

4-Stroke Hand-Held Blower with Vacuum Kit

Offering superb value for money at £269.00, the Makita 24.5cc petrol blower will take the hard work out of the garden clean up this autumn. Weighing only 4.4kg the BHX2501 is a light weight, easy to handle machine complete with a vacuum kit. The easy to start mini four-stroke petrol engine has a mechanical decompression system and the Makita BHX2501 is environmentally-sound, quiet-running and fuel-efficient, with no need to mess about mixing fuel and oil. Four-stroke engines are better for the environment than two-stroke, running quieter and with less harmful emissions. 

Makita BHX2501 4-Stroke Hand-Held Garden Leaf Blower + Vacuum Kit

The Makita BHX2501 blower / vac is a practical addition to your garden machinery for clearing leaves, grass clippings and other garden debris from around the lawn and garden, selling at a special price of £269.00.

Petrol Backpack Leaf Blower

The Mitox 760BPX petrol backpack leaf blower is the most powerful in the Mitox range designed for the toughest tasks which farmers, landowners and contractors may encounter.

Mitox 760BPX Premium Semi-Professional Backpack Blower

The powerful 75.6cc engine combined with an efficient fan design generates a maximum air speed of 205mph for optimum clearing performance. The wide padded harness straps, fully adjustable hand controls, a cruise control function and low vibration levels ensure comfortable operation of the leaf blower, even during prolonged use.

Priced at £349.00 including free two-stroke oil and mixing bottle plus free UK mainland delivery, this knapsack-style leaf blower is covered by a five year warranty for domestic use.

Wheeled Petrol Outdoor Vacuums

Clean up your world with the best line-up of wheeled lawn and litter vaccums in the industry from Billy Goat

Billy Goat's range of leaf and litter vacuums have the solution for all your residential and commercial requirements. Billy Goat vacuums are built to last with many being in service for over 10 years!

Billy Goat vacuums are available from homeowner models such as the Little Billy LB352 and KV Estate Series to commercial vacuums in the QV range. For large-scale domestic and professional jobs, there is also the advanced MV range oof outdoor vacuums.

If you are unsure which model would suit your needs, give us a call on 0800 014 8700 and we will be happy to advise you on the best garden blower and/or vacuum for your autumn clear up.