Leaf blowers were originally used as an agricultural chemical sprayer on farms. With autumn just around the corner, these tools will become commonplace for those with numerous trees and shrubbery near their lawns.
The leaf blower was invented by Dom Quinto in the late 1950s. Shortly thereafter it’s inception, manufacturers discovered that many consumers were removing the chemical dispensing parts from the device, leaving only the blower behind. This made it much easier to remove excess grass, dirt, leaves, and other debris from lawn areas.
Manufacturers then saw the potential of their invention as a common lawn and garden maintenance tool. Drought conditions in California facilitated the acceptance of the leaf blower as the use of water for many garden clean-up tasks was prohibited. Leaf blowers also save time compared to a broom By 1990, annual sales were over 800,000 in United States, and the tool had become commonplace for lawn care activities.