Written and Presented by Adam Woolcott
Autumn is that strange time of year that some love and others dread. Many love the mellow sunlight and glorious autumn colours. Not to mention walking through the crisp leaves and the cooler air. Whilst others dread the shortening days and damp, misty mornings and colder evenings.
However, you view autumn, being prepared for it is probably the best way to deal with it. Being outside, exercising and having a sense that you’re on top of things has to be a good feeling.
In this blog/vlog I will review the:
- Webb 179mph (288km/h) 33cc 2 Stroke Backpack Blower
- WEBV26 114 mph (183 km/h) 26cc Petrol Garden Blower & Vacuum
- Webb 40cm (16″) 2200 Watt Electric Chainsaw
- Webb 40cm (16″) Petrol Chainsaw
Autumn Garden Clearing Essentials
There are many autumn garden jobs to carry out at this time of year. Traditionally, before garden centres and nurseries existed, autumn was the main time of year for planting. Autumn is an excellent time for removing and cutting back dead foliage and plants. Make sure tree ties and plant supports are secure as stronger winds approach. Also, ensure to put tender plants away and carry out a last trim on the hedges.
Leaf Piles to Garden Smiles
Without a doubt, one of the biggest tasks in autumn is cleaning away falling leaves. These can block gutters, and cover patios – staining paving and making it slippery. As well as smother your lawn, turn grass yellow, cover and potentially rot perennials. Generally, they make everywhere look like a mess!
Many of us have probably spent hours with rakes and brooms trying to keep on top of it. Only to rake them into a heap and watch helplessly as the wind blows them all away again. Or, you end up with dozens of bags of leaves with nowhere to get rid of them.
This autumn, it’s time to get away from the manual rigour of clearing leaves. Forget the aching back and shoulders, and the hours of repetition – Webb has you covered. With two amazing machines; first of all, the brilliant WEBPB33 179 mph (288 km/h) 33cc 2 Stroke Backpack Blower. Or if you have a smaller garden, the WEBV26 114 mph (183 km/h) 26cc Petrol Garden Blower & Vacuum.
Webb WEBPB33 33cc 2 Stroke Petrol Backpack Blower
This machine is incredibly easy and comfortable to use. With thick, padded shoulder straps and a brilliantly positioned throttle, it’s a breeze. It has the capability of speeds up to 288km/h, with a cruise control feature – meaning it is incredibly powerful. It is super easy to use and very efficient for removing leaves from large areas quickly. Also comes with a two-year warranty, what’s not to love?
Webb WEBV26 26cc Petrol Garden Blower & Vacuum
Another option is the Webb 26c blower and vacuum. This is an awesome piece of kit that can convert from a blower to a vacuum in seconds. Going from a top-blowing speed of 183km/h to a powerful vacuum featuring a spacious, 40-litre collection bag. Also, with a 12:1 mulching ratio, it means that 12 bags of leaves will become one once they go through the machine!
Additionally, the machine has a handy shoulder strap for support and comes with a two-year warranty. This multifunctional machine will, again, clear leaves easily and efficiently. You can even use the mulched leaves for fabulous compost.
Chainsaw Mastery: Safely Tackling Trees
As autumn moves on, gentle breezes slowly move to stronger winds and help to bring down the last leaves. Sometimes, in extreme circumstances, whole branches can come crashing down into the garden or nearby road. Or maybe you just want to take care of an ugly or damaged section of a tree that’s been bothering you. Of course – you can call out tree surgeons at an expense but why not learn a new skill and take care of your own manageable and safe domestic tasks? Webb provides you with two options to help with this.
If you’re going to invest in a chainsaw, make sure you first read thoroughly through the manual. Wear protective boots, trousers, gloves, goggles, ear defenders and a safety helmet while operating. Finally, don’t forget to be thoroughly aware of your surroundings, keeping others clear and tackling the task in small steps. Webb has a great Chainsaw Safety Starter Kit.
Webb 40cm (16″) 2200 Watt Electric Chainsaw
For smaller tasks such as cutting up logs, branches or small fallen trees, this chainsaw is ideal. The Webb WEECS402200 40cm 2200w Electric Chainsaw comes with 6 metres of sturdy cable and has a great design. It is a non-intimidating and practical tool to deal with the above tasks quickly, safely, and efficiently.
In terms of safety features, they are second to none. A chain brake, stopping the chain itself from moving around the bar, gives you peace of mind in case of any kickbacks as well as a chain adjustment option that requires no tools, which makes this quick and easy to do.
However, for larger tasks and if you require complete freedom then the Webb 45cm petrol chainsaw is the perfect tool for you.
Webb 40cm (16″) Petrol Chainsaw
This powerful and easy-to-start chainsaw boasts a 50cc 2-stroke engine, chain brake and a 2-year warranty. It also comes equipped with a super sharp Oregon chain attached to the Webb WEPCS16 40cm (16″) 45cc Petrol Chainsaw.
Weighing in at just 5.6kq (without guide bar and chain), this is a durable and lightweight chainsaw ensuring it can be used by most gardeners. Making it a highly versatile addition to their garden tools.
This machine will tackle larger tasks anywhere you need to clear large amounts of wood effortlessly.
So, this year, blow away the cobwebs with the Webb machinery and tackle what autumn throws at you head-on. Take control and then sit back and admire your great results in your perfect autumn garden.
Adam has over 30 years of experience as a professional gardener and has many accolades, but is probably best known for his four Gold Medals at The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show and his three BBC/RHS People’s Choice Awards at the show (of which he is particularly proud) which he won as one half of Woolcott & Smith.