How to Rake Leaves (10 Practical Tips)

How to rake leaves (10 practical tips)

A guide with tips and ways to make raking leaves much easier and more effective, plus information on what to do with the leaves you collect.

Raking leaves, some people hate it, others love it. I don’t mind doing it at all, but mostly because I enjoy being outdoors and looking after my lawn.

As simple as it may sound, there is more to raking leaves than you might think. Choosing the correct rake type, using the right technique, and raking at the right time; there is a lot to consider.

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15 Different Types of Rakes for Domestic Use

Types of rakes explained

A guide with 15 types of rakes that can be used in and around the house, from the backyard to the garden and even the roof.

Did you know that there are literally dozens of different types of rakes available that all have their own characteristics and uses?

I was also surprised, but it makes sense when you consider all the different things one can do with a rake.

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3 Best Gas Powered String Trimmers (2023 Guide)

Best gas powered string trimmers

Reviews of three of the best gas-powered string trimmers available today, based on engine power, shaft, weight, price, and more.

If you’re looking for a powerful, reliable, and long-running string trimmer, then gas can be a great choice. Despite a market saturated with corded and electrical options, there are still quite a few gas weed eaters to choose from.

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String Trimmers vs Lawn Edgers (Practical Guide)

String trimmer vs edger (guide)

A guide outlining the key differences between lawn edgers and string trimmers, when to use each, and the pros and cons of both tools.

The search for the right tools to keep your yard in the best shape often brings people to the debate over lawn edgers vs string trimmers. These two tools are very similar and can do some of the same jobs, which further complicates the differences between them.

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Leaf Blower vs Rake (Which Is Better?)

Leaf blower vs rake

A guide to the pros and cons of leaf blowers and rakes to help you decide which option is best for your needs.

When the leaves turn those beautiful shades of brown and red and eventually fall to the ground, you know it’s time to bring out the leaf blower or the rake to clean up the yard. But which one is best?

Leaf blowers tend to be heavy and noisy, and can pollute the air if they are gas-powered, but they clear leaves very quickly. On the other hand, rakes are environmentally friendly, come in all shapes and sizes, and are light and safe to use, but raking takes more effort and can be hard on the lower back.

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5 Best Corded Electric String Trimmers (2023 Guide)

Best corded electric string trimmers

Reviews of five of the best corded electric string weed trimmers available today, based on cutting width, power, ergonomics, price, and more.

Also known as weed whackers and weed eaters, a string trimmer is a great tool to have on hand for yard maintenance. It makes quick work of tall weeds and overgrown lawn, and can often double as an edger for that perfect finish.

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5 Best Heavy Duty Bow Rakes (2023 Guide)

Best heavy duty bow rakes

Reviews of five of the best bow rakes available today, based on durability, materials, handle, rake head, tines, and price.

A quality bow can take on more jobs than other rake styles but are best suited for those heavy-duty gardening chores. If you’ve got gravel to move, dirt to level, or mulch to spread, a bow rake is the tool you want. But not just any bow rake will do.

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5 Best Garden Kneelers with Seat (2023 Guide)

Best garden kneelers with seat

If gardening has become a bit of a pain in your neck (and your knees), then a garden kneeler with a seat might be exactly what you need.

This dual-purpose garden helper does more than offer a little padding to make weeding more comfortable. It also helps support you as you get up and down, and can be flipped over and used as a seat for off-the-ground chores.

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5 Best Rolling Garden Carts with Seat (2023 Guide)

Best rolling garden carts with seat

Gardening is meant to be a relaxing and cathartic experience. But if you suffer from knee or joint pain, the constant bending and kneeling that gardening requires can quickly turn this hobby into a chore.

One effective solution to this problem is a rolling garden cart that allows you to sit comfortably while keeping your tools within reach. But, with so many choices available, it’s important to find the right product for your needs.

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