The best leaf vacuum mulchers (reviews)

If you plan to buy a leaf vacuum / mulcher for your own garden or for your business location then you are in the right place. I will recommend some of the best such mechanic devices that you can get, starting with the cheap ones that are suited for home usage (entry-level) and finishing with the big guns, the vacuum / mulchers that can be used on larger areas (like a golf course or a stadium). But before getting there, let’s start with the beginning…

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Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed leaf vacuum mulchers

Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed leaf vacuum mulchers

This light mechanic mulcher from Toro is the perfect choice for those who need something cheap and reliable. The mulcher has 3 functions: blow, vacuum, and leaf shredder that works great for all situations. The variable speed of the rugged metal impeller gathers and mulches the debris into fine dust. This vacuum mulcher blows @ 255 cfm and the vac mode is set @ 390 cfm.

Positec Usa WG500 12A  210-MPG Electric Blower Vacuum

Worx Trivac WG500 12A/ 210-MPG Electric Blower/Vacuum

The image above is representative for this gardening tool and you can get a clear idea on its main advantage. As you may expect, this vacuum device can be manipulated with easy by anyone, even a senior. The blow function works like a charm, but you can also use the switch and set it to vacuum. The bagging ratio is somewhere between 8 to 1 and 12 to 1 so it’s the perfect choice if you plan to clean larger areas. The machine weights 8.4 lbs.

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Patriot Products CVB-2465B Leaf Vacuum/Chipper/Blower

While we get on a higher position in our list, we find this gas powered mulcher that represents the perfect solution for larger areas like a mini-golf course, tennis court or a large public garden. Although the price is not as cheap as the other devices in the list, you will learn that all the reviewers were pleased with this product. The leaf mulcher can clean a wide 24-inch path in a single pass, so it’s more effective than the previous devices and… it’s portable. You don’t need to worry about fallen branches, since this powerful machine will shred them in no time without any problems. The blower function is just as reliable as the vacuum one, and you will probably need to take a step back when you will activate it for the first time.

Mac Walk Behind Chipper

Merry Mac Walk-Behind Chipper/Vacuum

This is the ultimate leaf vacuum mulcher capable of chopping everything that’s in its way. The 80-mph powerful suction is able to gather all the leaves, grass clippings and additional lawn debris that you may encounter in your way. One reviewer said that after 7 years of using this machine, it’s still new and reliable, so if you do decide to get this one, you can expect to use it for at least 5 seasons. It’s the perfect choice for larger projects.

Conclusion and additional details

These are not the only leaf mulchers, vacuums and blowers on the market, but they will offer you a clear idea on what you need and how much money you should spend on it. Just remember that if the mulcher is electric, you will need a long electric power cord and maybe a storage reel with stand. If you plan to use the leaf mulcher for larger areas (like a huge lawn or for a golf course), you should probably get a mulcher that works on gas.

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Where to find a good leaf vacuum mulcher that’s perfect for you? Tips and advices.


If you plan to get a new tool to help you clean your back yard then you are probably struggling with the garden debris for too long. In this article I will provide tips and advices on how to find the perfect leaf vacuum mulcher that’s suited for your needs. Don’t go to the first store in your city and buy whatever the salesperson recommends! Be smart about it, be informed and make sure you make the best possible choice. You don’t want to end up paying the same money twice just because you got the wrong product.

What to look for

One of the biggest issues with the machines that are on the market is that they just don’t shred the leaves good enough, and the leaf compression is poorer than advertised. Instead of getting 1/6 up to 1/10 compression you end up with a compression of 1/2. This may not be annoying at first, but why should you have this much “garbage” to dispose when it could be much less. Another common issue is that the collection bag is to small and you need to empty it too often. When you get a new leaf mulcher you should also look for its features. Most of these machines have different speeds (usually ranging between 100 mph and 235 mph), some are powered by gas some by electric power, some have extended warranty, some don’t. I usually prefer the electric powered leaf vacuums since they are lightweight, there is no mix of oil and gas and they are easier to use. You should also make sure that the impeller that mulches the leafs is made from solid metal. If you do manage to find a leaf vacuum that also blows out wind then you have the perfect deal!

The best places to buy

The obvious place to buy a good leaf mulcher is the Internet or your local store. There are advantages using both places, and I will state them here. If you are going to the local store, you will mack the acquisition faster and you can start cleaning your back yard the very same day. Also, if something happens to the vacuum tool you can go with it at the same store and ask for a fix (or replacement) based on the warranty papers. What I don’t necessarily like about local tool stores is that they have limited brands and they don’t always offer the best prices for these products. On the other hand, buying such gardening tool from the Internet will get you a broader list of brands to choose from, you can read impartial reviews from other customers who bought the same item, you will get the best prices and discounts, you may even get additional tools or special offers. Before buying online, make sure you are on a trusted web store. I usually recommend Amazon as a starting place. They have great offers their tool hardware shop and the shipping is fast.

If you have found your desired leaf vacuum mulcher, don’t forget to buy few replacement bags for it. They tend to wear of with time, and it’s better to get a replacement from start.

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The advantages of leaf vacuum mulchers

If you are tired of cleaning the leaves and debris that usually gather in your garden with traditional methods maybe you should try a different approach on the problem. If you find yourself wondering when the cleanup will end then you are difinitely waisting too much of your important time on garden cleaning. This is probably the time when you should get smart about it and buy yourself a real gardening tool. Now, with electric lawn tools like leaf vacuum mulchers you will get the job done before you know it. In fact, cleaning your back yard with such tools is so easy that you will find it relaxing! It’s fast, easy and will save you a lot of time and effort.

The advantages of this tool

You will not need to handle large and bulky tools again, because most of these tools are portable and pretty lightweight. All you need to do is flip the switch and you will get a powerful vacuum that can handle everything on the ground level. It’s seems so easy because… well, it is! The best leaf vacuums on the market will easily handle most yard debris like mulch, leaves, grass, twigs, pine needles and clippings. These garden care tools will prevent the anti-clog thanks to a metal vortex fan that cuts the grass in small pieces, making it compact and easy to store in the bags. With this technology, the volume of 6 up to 10 conventional bags will be compacted into one single bag. We are talking about a compression rate of 1/6 up to 1/10 here.

Why should you get this tool?

This machine gets the job done fast and easy. Time and effort are probably the most important arguments when it comes down to getting a leaf vacuum tool. For example, if you plan to clean a large lawn/garden with a conventional leaf rake your job will take hours, you will never clean it perfectly and you will get bored and angry because the process is so slow and complicated: gathering the leafs into huge piles and then putting the piles in plastic bags. With a vacuum machine you will just need to take a walk in the area where the lawn debris are and start the vacuum mulcher. It will compress and gather everything directly into the plastic bags. When the plastic bag is full, all you have to do is change it with another one and you are good to go. I will estimate that working with a vacuum mulcher in a lawn cleaning project with get the job done in under half the time compared to traditional methods. Don’t worry about the weight of these gardening tools beacause most of them are created from durable plastic components, so these vacuums weight the same as a gallon of water.

The price

I’m going to talk more about the best leaf vacuum prices in another post, but if you think these useful machines are expensive you are wrong! You will probably find vacuums in your local store or online at prices between $60 and $150. Of course, you can find them at higher prices, but I assume you don’t intend to buy it for commercial purposes.

How to have a great lawn in autumn

When fall comes, I’m not the happiest person on Earth since I need to get rid of those annoying leaves that are covering my back yard lawn. I know that a long day of raking and bagging is waiting for me. Sometimes I’m in the mood for that, sometimes I’m not. The obvious way to have a great lawn in autumn is to clean it as often as possible by any means necessary. Even if we speak about a common rake or a more advanced gardening tool, we need to be prepared for this season. Don’t let autumn take you by surprise because it can ultimately destroy your fabulous lawn.

The lawn cleaning must be done repeatedly to ensure the greatest possible chance of survival during the winter. If you will not remove plant debris, the cold and rainy weather will probably destroy your lawn. The dead leaves will cover the lawn and will not let the sun’s rays reach to it, exposing it to diseases.

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After the cleaning is done, you need to cut the grass and drainage it especially in the high traffic areas such as playground. There, the lawn tends to become compact, which prevents an efficient drainage. You can create air channels by passing over it with a rake.

lawn care in autumn

In fall, watering the lawn must be moderate. There is enough rain in this season the keep it going and too much water could lead to lawn diseases like fungi, moss or lichen that will spread rapidly and destroy the lawn. Don’t forget to use a fall fertilizer that’s rich in potassium and phosphorus. This way, the roots of the plants will become strong and healthy and you will get a great lawn in the following spring.