All around the country, cities and communities are taking steps towards alternatives for quieter and cleaner yard maintenance. We have listed several on the Articles page. We hope Seattle will soon be proudly on that list.
If you choose to use a machine, take a look at some of the products we show below to inspire you(*). We encourage you to do further research on your own to find the products best suited for your situation. We will continue to enhance this page
to show you a broader selection of products.
(*) Disclaimer: Quiet Clean Seattle LLC has not tested any of the machines shown on this page and does not endorse any of them nor the suggested vendors.
If you don't want to push a broom, here are a couple of alternatives. If you have a lot of debris, consider using a broom to collect the large items and leaves. Then use one of these sweepers to collect the small, pesky stuff.
From the manufacturer:
From the manufacturer: Picks up dirt and debris from large areas and is ideal for maitaining parking lots, garages, patios, warehouses or any other hard floor area. Durable polyethylene body with tubular
steel fold up handle. 32" cleaning path provides a work rating of 17,000 sq. ft. per hour for maximum productivity. Lightweight and easy to maneuver. Height adjustment allows for efficient cleaning on various terrains.
Quadra Brush System for efficient dirt and debris containment (not used for small dust particles).
Instead of blowing, try vacuuming. We understand that you can't rake shrubs and flowers but these vacuums might do the trick. Really, though, just consider letting small amounts of grass clippings and other small plant matter alone to add
to the mulch around your plants.
From the manufacturer: The RYOBI 40-Volt VAC ATTACK Cordless Leaf Vacuum features 2-in-1 vacuum and mulching functions to make yard clean up quick and convenient. Featuring a durable metal impeller, shred up
to 16-bags of leaves down to just 1. It includes a heavy-duty bag and adjustable wheels, allowing you to easily maneuver over a variety of terrains. The variable speed dial gives you ultimate control. Tear through
large piles of leaves or dial back the speed for precision vacuuming in plant beds.
From the manufacturer: The Toro Ultra delivers all the power and versatility you need to tackle yard clean-up chores. It offers a rugged metal impeller and variable speed air control. Its blower inserts
for multiple applications allow you to tackle any space. The powerful, up to 250-mph, air stream clears debris, sticks and large, heavy leaves. It converts quickly to an aggressive vacuum without any tools and reduces
88% of mulched debris to less than 1/2-inch.
We really don't want to recommend blowers. However, here are a couple electric models that could easily replace gas powered blowers. But, please, just "leave the leaves."
From the manufacturer: The most powerful battery-powered blower in the STIHL line, the BGA 200 is ideally suited for low-noise environments, and delivers a range of features that allow professional landscapers,
and homeowners with large properties, to take on almost any blowing task. With no onboard battery, users can enjoy a lightweight, ergonomic design. Quiet operation allows homeowners and professionals to work at
times and in areas where noise may be an issue. The three power levels with variable speed as well as a boost mode help tackle stubborn debris, and the cruise control setting allows users to maintain blowing force
without holding down the trigger. In addition to performance features, the adjustable blower tube with metal ring gives operators the ability to adjust tube length to what works best for them with a single push
of a button, and the metal ring provides durability and protection against wear. Must be used with battery belt or AR-style backpack battery.
From the manufacturer: The EGO POWER+ 580 CFM Blower is the most advanced cordless blower in the industry! Turbine fan engineering, inspired by advanced aeronautics technology, performs better than premium
gas-powered models. The high-efficiency brushless motor delivers longer run time, low vibrations and an extended motor life. The included flat and tapered nozzle attachments make clearing debris even easier. This
quiet, light-weight and compact blower gets the job done better and faster! Experience Power Beyond Belief without the noise, fuss and fumes.
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