When straw blowers first came out, their purpose was to protect the recently seeded soil. It was developed after World War II, in order to give landscapers better profits during the time of increased road construction. Instead of having to spread straw by hand on the soil along the many miles of highway, the machine was able to spread it more efficiently and smoothly. This straw can also help to protect from raindrop erosion. Raindrop erosion occurs when rain displaces soil.
- The straw blower was invented as a way to protect soil that was freshly seeded.
- Straw blowers can also be used to add straw to bare soil, preventing against raindrop erosion.
- They can also be used to cover mud with straw and to lay down straw as animal bedding.
“a straw blower is capable of shredding and spreading it quickly and efficiently.”