To rake leaves the easy way, keep the lawn mowed and the grass short and even. Rake the leaves downhill if possible, and form several small piles instead of one large pile.Continue Reading
It’s difficult to rake leaves through tall, thick grass. Mow your lawn, and maintain the grass at a height of 2 to 3 inches. You can also reduce the quantity of leaves to rake by mowing some of the leaves, and allowing them to remain on the lawn, acting as compost for the grass, plants and trees.
Use slopes to your advantage and rake the leaves downhill. As you accumulate more leaves and the pile you are raking grows heavier, gravity helps you pull the leaves down the slope. On windy days, rake in the direction of the wind to avoid fighting against the wind and losing your neat piles of leaves.
If you try to rake all of the leaves into one big pile, you have to work harder to move the leaves all the way across the yard to that pile. Rake leaves into several smaller piles to reduce the effort required and make raking leaves much easier.
To maintain turf, basic equipment includes a hose, a rake or stiff brush, and turf deodorizer, especially with a pet in the yard. A plastic putty knife is also handy, but a professional turf company can also maintain the turf.Full Answer >
A grout rake and an oscillating multitool are good tools for removing grout, according to PopularMechanics. The rake is a hand-held tool recommended for small areas and narrow grout joints measuring 1/4-inch or less. The multitool works best on surfaces larger than 30 square feet and with wider grout joints.Full Answer >
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The steps to aerating a lawn are to mark the sprinkler heads, water the lawn, aerate with a mechanical aerator, rake dried soil plugs, and apply compost, seed and fertilizer. A year after the establishment of new seed or sod, it is best to aerate lawns annually.Full Answer >