Types of leaf removal equipment include rigid leaf rakes, leaf tarps, and leaf blowers. These tools are widely available and are essential for landscaping chores.
Leaf rakes with cushioned handles and a 30- to 36-inch fan work best for most areas. Rakes with super-wide fans are available as well, and can spread up to 48 inches. However, these rakes are difficult to use between shrubs and flower beds. Polypropylene tarps are handy for transporting large amounts of leaves and allow for easy dumping.
Choosing a leaf blower can be tricky, as there are many types. Gas blowers are powerful and do not require an extension cord, but are extremely noisy. Electric blowers are lighter and quieter than gas blowers, but are less powerful.