Raking Leaves

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Mow Leaves Into Mulch

As the leaves start dropping, before the piles start growing, just keep mowing. The leaves will get blitzed into bits that will be a treat for your lawn.

09/30/2013

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Sometimes You Can Leave Leaves

All those falling leaves will soon become the world’s best plant food for your garden.

10/17/2011

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Hand Rakes

‘Hand Rakes’ are sort of like small plastic snow shovelheads with a strap on the back to slip your fingers through, and then easily pick up leaves and muck.

You know how you go around with your hands gathering stray leaves and piles of garden debris in your yard to stuff into a wheelbarrow or a bag? These turn you into ‘Edward Rake-Hands,’ so you can clean up the yard a lot faster without getting your gloves gunky with leaf litter or garden goo.

Hand Rakes are plastic, so they’re lightweight and won’t rust, they’re one-size-fits-all, and so simple a kid could use them – in fact send me a kid, and I’ll put them to work and show you. I found Hand Rakes at a garden center, they cost around five bucks – what a great gift. The cashier looked at them and said – ‘Where were these? I need to get some before I go home today!’ And then she said the same thing you’ll probably say. ‘Hand rakes. Why didn’t I think of that?’

11/29/2010

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