If you’re like us, the cooler weather is welcomed but the hassle of leaves…not so much. In addition to tricks and treats, you need proper tools to maintain your lawn as we ease into Fall.
While the fallen Autumn leaves look lovely and help set the spooky vibe, they can also clump the grass, mat down your flower beds, foster mold and block the sun from reaching your lawn you have worked so hard to keep in tip top shape. Here are a few leaf-removal tools we suggest to keep your house from looking like the Haunted Mansion.
These channel Aquaman in their fin-like fit around the hand to help quickly scoop large piles of leaves. They are very practical in the use of picking up and transporting debris. We can’t promise you will look like Jason Momoa while wearing them, but “Great Neptune,” your lawn will look good.
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Jason Momoa in a scene from “Aquaman.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
For bigger leaf projects, a leaf vacuum is your best bet. These come in especially handy when clearing channels and corners where leaves have drifted into large piles. This will suck your leaf problem away into bags for easy disposal.
Don’t blow it! Oh wait…do blow it. A leaf blower is the simplest, and let’s face it…fun way to move those pesky leaves out of the way. Try a cordless electric model for an eco-friendly and quick-charging way of doing things!
“I’m the best at what I do. But what I do isn’t very nice.” While Wolverine may not be the greatest role model- the three-prong, metal, garden claw is the best option for removing leaves from matted soil. This can be used around trees or in flower beds to root out the leaves.
A leaf roof brush is exactly what is sounds like! This extended, angled, outdoor broom has a lightweight handle and is designed to help you draw leaves off of your roof before they cause damage. Instead of damaging your shingles or roof with power-washing, this uses a safe approach to get your roof looking great.
Get the kiddos involved! Kid leaf rakes are a fun, safe way to keep your child occupied, involved and the rake actually works! Once you’ve got all the leaves in a pile and have spent a sufficient amount of time jumping into said pile, stuff the leaves into a eco-friendly, reusable, leaf tarp.
Finally, with our powers combined, we can save the planet! A leaf mulcher/shredder is another eco-friendly option that saves you time and money! This handy-dandy machine will pulverize leaves into a useful mulch for your garden. Who wants to make ten trips to the dump anyway?
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