Zillow Advice: Maintenance - Saving the air but not with gas leaf blowers http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Saving-the-air-but-not-with-gas-leaf-blowers/514414/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Yes, that is the nature of ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Saving-the-air-but-not-with-gas-leaf-blowers/514414/ Yes, that is the nature of two-stroke engines.&nbsp; Noise is also a problem.&nbsp; So is the dust they blow, especially when the person operating it doesn't pay attention to the direction they are blowing, nor to items they blow the dirt onto.<br/><br/>Of what benefit is it to have a clean driveway, walkway, sidewalk and street gutter, if the gardener just puts all that dirt all over the house windows and window sills?<br/><br/>But if one is paying a gardener, they will not be cleaning the driveway with a rake... nor will the city allow them to hose it off with water.<br/><br/>LA County tried to outlaw the 2-stroke engines, demanding that the manufacturers replace them with 4-cycle, or electric.&nbsp; But the gardening industry lobby won when it was declared an economic hardship, and that the 4-cycle small engines would be too heavy. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Saving-the-air-but-not-with-gas-leaf-blowers/514414/ 2013-10-07T15:44:00Z