How to Rake Leaves (10 Practical Tips)

How to rake leaves (10 practical tips)

Raking leaves, some people hate it, others love it. I don’t mind doing this 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

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

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

In this article, I am going to outline 15 rake types that can be used in and around the house, from the backyard to the garden and even the roof.

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5 Best Battery Powered Handheld Leaf Blowers

Best battery powered handheld leaf blowers

Today’s battery-powered yard tools often come with nearly as much power as their gas-powered counterparts, while being quieter, simpler to maintain, and easier to use.

If you’re in the market for a new leaf blower, we’ve got you covered with the top five best lithium battery powered handheld leaf blowers available today.

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3 Best Battery Powered Backpack Leaf Blowers

Best battery powered backpack leaf blowers

While it may not be the most common type of leaf blower, the battery-powered backpack-style blower does have its benefits compared to the often clunky, stinky, and heavy gas-powered variety.

If you’re currently looking to replace your old leaf blower with a cordless electric backpack model, or if you’re in the market for your very first leaf blower, we’ve got you covered.

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Leaf Blower Buying Guide (Types of Leaf Blowers Explained)

Leaf blower buying guide

If you have a reasonably sized yard with various trees, you’re going to have to deal with large amounts of leaves when fall kicks in.

Cleaning up those leaves isn’t necessarily a big deal, but the bigger your yard and the more trees you have, the more time consuming this clean up job becomes. In that case, it may be worth looking into purchasing a leaf blower.

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17 Creative and Cute Backyard Decor Ideas

Backyard decor ideas

Decorating the backyard is like adding that very important finishing touch with simple yet effective ideas, without having to spend top dollar for a professional designer.

The sky is the limit when it comes to decorating your backyard, with an endless amount of garden decor products and DIY options to consider.

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15 Easy and Simple Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Simple backyard landscaping ideas

Whether you have a small or a large backyard, it’s always a good idea to put some effort into landscaping that beloved outdoor space behind the house.

While landscaping itself is a skilled profession, with a bit of research, anyone can achieve so much with simple landscaping ideas, ideas that are mostly inexpensive and relatively easy to implement.

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How to Kill a Tree Without Cutting It Down (Guide)

How to kill a tree without cutting it down (guide)

While trees can be a beautiful addition to your yard, there comes a time when the tree has outstayed its welcome. Whether it’s growing past the point of unruliness or uncomfortably close to your home or driveway, there are reasons why you may need to get rid of a tree.

Cutting down a tree can be a difficult task, not to mention dangerous, especially with larger trees. If you’re hesitant to cut down a tree, or if you don’t want anyone knowing about your plans, you may want to consider more subtle methods of killing a tree without having to cut it down.

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10 Ideas to Repurpose Old Tree Stumps in the Garden

Tree stump ideas for the garden

Trees add fantastic value to the scenery in your backyard, regardless of the season. However, there may be a time when you have to cut down a tree, which will leave behind a tree stump.

Most people see tree stumps as useless or perhaps even an eyesore in their garden, but stump removal requires a lot of time and effort.

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