Leaf blowers ban in Calif. city would raise landscaping costs

09/16/2013 | Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.), The

A proposed gas leaf blower ban in Sonoma, Calif., would increase costs for landscaping services, says Conny Gustafsson, owner of Scandia Landscaping in Sonoma. "You suddenly give me a task that's going to double that time, and I'm going to have to pass that extra hour on to you," he said. Electric models may be a suitable replacement, but some models are as loud as their gasoline counterparts and ay require the use of generators, this article says.

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