Fall is here and the leaves are dropping like crazy, which adds another task to my fall garden cleanup checklist. But this year, I am one lucky girl! Just in time for busy fall garden cleanup, Troy-Bilt has come to the rescue to make my life Much. Less. Stressful!
One of the perks of being a member of the Troy-Bilt Saturday6 is that I get to test out their products, and I even get to keep a couple. Troy-Bilt gave me a JET™ Gas Leaf Blower to try out, and I get to tell you all about it. YES!
Who Needs a Leaf Blower?
I’m going to be honest with you here, I never thought I needed a leaf blower. I’m a rake girl. I kind of enjoy raking. I never understood why anyone would rather use a leaf blower. I mean, doesn’t a leaf blower just blow the leaves around the yard? With my rake, I can make nice neat(ish) piles.
Well, after trying out the JET leaf blower this fall, I finally understand. I really love the JET leaf blower. First of all, it was really quick to put together once I unpacked the leaf blower. There were three pieces out of the box, and I didn’t even need to look at the instruction manual to pop them together.
Second of all, how cool looking is this leaf blower? I mean seriously! It’s like, totally aerodynamic, and it looks super fast. Ha, ha, even if I never turned it on, the neighbors will be salivating when they see me walking around the yard with this thing. Ok, ok, I know there’s more to a leaf blower than just the way it looks. (but I’m a girl, and let’s be honest… looks are important! And colors, I like red.)
Ok, let’s test this baby out!
Troy-Bilt JET Leaf Blower Review
The JET leaf blower looks like it would be heavy, but I can use it with one hand. It was lighter than I expected, and is very well balanced so it’s not hard to maneuver. It was easy to switch from one hand to the other once my arm started to get tired, and I could also hold the handle in both hands if I wanted to. Yes, my arms got tired, but not nearly as bad as they do when I use the rake (when they feel like they will fall off). Of course, I don’t have a gigantic yard with tons of mature trees, so it might be more of a concern for those with more blowing to do.
It took me less than 10 minutes to round up all the leaves in the front yard and blow them into a nice neat pile. That’s right, I said a nice neat pile! I was impressed at how easy it was to control the flow of the leaves. Now granted, my front yard isn’t huge and there aren’t a ton of leaves.
The backyard will be even faster. All I have to do is open my garden gate and blow the leaves right into the vegetable garden. I mean seriously! Does it get any better than this?
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I can see we’re going to get a lot of use out of this blower. It’s one of those pieces of equipment you didn’t know you needed until you have it. And guess what, the neighbors have already started asking to borrow it. Yep, now I know how it feels to have the coolest leaf blower on the block!
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Now tell me… what do you do with your leaves? (I compost mine and add them to my vegetable garden beds.)