Yard Clean Up: Four Tips for Raking Leaves
Raking leaves doesn’t have to be hard. Gather the right tools. Our must-haves? Sturdier rakes with flexible tines and Hefty® Lawn and Leaf Trash Bags.
As you rake, it’s tempting to make large sweeping motions, but in reality, it’s easier on your body and will go faster, if you use smaller motions.
Know which direction the wind is blowing and rake with the wind so you don’t end up raking the same leaves twice. Also, wait for a dry day to rake leaves. Wet leaves are heavier.
Every community is different when it comes to leaf disposal. Check to see if and when your city or town does leaf pickup, and time your raking accordingly.