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How To Quickly And Efficiently Rake Autumn Leaves

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

“Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
Humbert Wolfe
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Watching the trees change color is one of the best things about the beginning of Autumn. But then those beautiful orange and yellow leaves fall from their branches and clutter up the lawn.

While having a yard covered in colorful leaves may be pleasing to the eye, it can actually cause trouble for your lawn, that’s why it’s always a good idea to rake up the leaves as often as needed. If you stay on top of it, it won’t be such a daunting job.

Here’s an easy and efficient way to rake your leaves:

What You’ll Need:
Wide Rake
Large Tarp
Somewhere safe to dispose of the leaves (like a compost pile).

Start by spreading the tarp on the ground next to the area you’re going to be raking. Then use the rake to pull the leaves onto the tarp, using a throwing sweep to lift the leaves over the edge of the tarp.

When there is a pile of leaves on the tarp a couple of feet high, gather the four corners together and drag the tarp to your place of disposal to empty it out.

Repeat the process by placing the tarp on different areas until the yard is free of leaves.

Until the next time the wind comes up, that is.

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raking autumn leaves