Plan ahead for the job you need to do and think about how often you plan to use the leaf blower. Some types are better-suited to larger and more frequent jobs, while smaller, more portable blowers are more than capable of taking care of a small amount of clutter.
Handheld electric blowers are very powerful and capable of taking on large jobs, though they need to be within a few feet of a power outlet for efficient use. Handheld gas blowers are also powerful, but they are heavier, noisier and costlier, and some jurisdictions restrict gas-engine use. If you regularly experience a large amount of leafy clutter on your property, a wheeled blower can help you get rid of the piles. However, it may be difficult to store and wheel around.
In addition to blowing functions, some leaf blowers have sucking capabilities for smaller jobs and debris pickups. Some nozzles are also designed for different jobs, with flatter ends used for sweeping leaves and rounded ends used for loosening clusters of them. Many blowers also come with adjustable settings that allow you to change up your blowing based on how gently you need to loosen leaves from other sensitive areas around the garden.