15 Super-Useful Tools for Dealing with Leaves
With fall comes of the promise of leaves, clumping up on your grass and matting down on your flowerbeds (even old needles make an appearance). These leaves foster mold and block the sun, so removing them ASAP is a smart move. We’ve got the best rakes, blowers, mulchers and every other fall tool you will need.
If you don’t have many leaves but they are still a nuisance on your driveway or deck, a fall tool leaf blower can help to quickly clear things up. And, are fast, eco-friendly and easy to charge up.
Leaf-Friendly Fan Rake
Heavy rakes are great for breaking up the soil, but for raking leaves without damaging your lawn, . These rakes are simple, affordable and make leaf cleanup much faster.
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Leaves can often become matted against soil, around trees or in flower beds. You should to root them out before these leaf mats start causing problems.
Fall Tool Leaf Vacuum
For bigger leaf projects, that suck leaves into a bag for easy disposable. Additionally, this fall tool is especially useful for clearing up channels and corners where leaves drift into long piles.
Advanced Pick-Up Rake
This clever fall tool rakes comes with a using two different sections to clasp onto leaf piles. Think of them like leaf scoopers, but with a much longer reach and dual-purpose raking.
Kid’s Leaf Rake
Does your kid want to help you clean up leaves? Encourage them to be helpful made just for them. This fall tool will make your little helper feel included and will hopefully make your job more fun too!
These mulchers pulverize leaves into a useful mulch, and is ideal for large outdoor gardens and eco-friendly landscaping. Instead of throwing your leaves away, consider .
If your mower is compatible with a and your lawn is covered in leaves, think about a mulching session before the final cleanup. Your lawnmower can shred the leaves ahead of time for fast disposable or use in your garden. It’s the best for both worlds.
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Sweeper for Big Cleanup Projects
A sweeper you can use with your lawn tractor that helps gather up leaves as you go along. is a great choice for very large lawns. And is also helpful for lawns with far-scattered leaves that need to be quickly collected. Want to learn more about a lawn sweeper and whether you need one for your yard?
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Leaf Roof Brush
A leaf roof brush is an with a lightweight handle. And it is designed to help you draw leaves off of your roof before they cause damage. is a much safer option than power-washing your roof, which can damage shingles.
You may prefer to blow/rake your leaves , which you can then fold up and drag away. It’s a reusable and easy fall tool solution for especially large leaf piles. And it works great when you prefer not to use bags.
Durable, Waterproof Garden Gloves
Gloves come in useful when gathering leaves and spreading leaf mulch. However, when the time comes to clean all those leaves out of your gutters.
Eco-Friendly Leaf Bags
Try one of for smaller leaf piles. is easy to fill and carry around and won’t waste your plastic garbage bags.
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Reusable Leaf Chute
Leaf chutes are that you can use to quickly to fill up bags, mulchers or cans with leaves. This fall tool helps smaller cleanup projects be more efficient, and can be reused as necessary.