If you've got a lot of leaves and small debris to clean up, and you want them removed and disposed of, a lawn vacuum is for you.
Unlike leaf blowers that just move leaves around, a lawn vacuum picks them up and collects them in an easily removable bag. As a result, lawn vacuums will leave your lawn looking cleaner.
For those of us with bad backs or little stamina, there are self-propelled models. And when you're done, there's no need to scoop the collected leaves into a garbage bag. Just detach the collection bag and dump them where you want them.
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Push lawn vacuums only move if you're pushing them. The engine powers the vacuum, but not the wheels.
The engines in self-propelled vacuums still power the vacuum, but also propel the front wheels, making operation less strenuous.
For hilly terrain, or to reduce fatigue, choose a self-propelled lawn vacuum.
From a versatility stand-point, one of the best options is a detachable hose. Normally, the lawn vac acts just like a mower, sucking up what you guide it over. However, not all leaves and debris can be driven over.
That's when the detachable hose comes in handy. To clean leaves from under bushes, stairs, a deck or even from a tight corner, you can take the hose by hand and get into those hard-to-reach places.