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  • Tips For Raking Leaves

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    Now that autumn has arrived, our lawns and driveways will be full of leaves. If you like to rake your own leaves, then here are some tips for making that job more efficient. Keep in mind, raking leaves is also a great workout too!

    Fall is a beautiful season, but the yard full of thick and sometimes wet leaves can be annoying and bad for the green grass coming next year. Raking has dual benefits. It's good for the grass and it's good physical exercise for us. All you need is a rake.

    You may be able to avoid raking altogether if you use a mulching mower. These power mowers run over the dry leaves and shred them into small pieces that sift down through the grass blades and onto the soil, where they will decompose, enriching your soil. During the rest of the year, the mower will mulch the grass it trims, also enriching the soil.

    1.) Determine the destination area where the leaves will go after collection, whether it's in a bag on a curb, back into the garden as mulch, or in a backyard compost pile.

    2.) Decide how much time you can spend raking each day or get help and divide up the task.

    3.) Get a rake and big plastic sheet around 6 feet (2m) square. A large sheet of burlap or an old drop cloth or other sturdy fabric will also work.

    4.) Moving your feet, rake leaves straight back and move with the rake as you walk toward the back.

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