I just counted 19 deciduous trees in on our property. No way am I going to give up my leaf blower to rake all those leaves. A build up of leaves will clog the storm drains causing the house to flood, the lawns to die, and giving mosquitoes a nice place to live and reproduce. The truth is, it takes one person with a rake and another with a leaf blower several hours every Saturday for about 10 weeks to keep the leaves from overwhelming us, so we pay someone else to do the work. But when we did it ourselves, we used a blower that both blew and sucked.