The Lawn Tool You’ll Need This Fall

November 1, 2013 | Lawn Care, posted by Steve

Whether you enjoy taking care of your lawn or not, there is one tool that every yard owner needs during the fall season. Fall means that the air gets a bit cooler, the holidays are right around the corner, and of course piles of leaves are covering up your perfectly kept grass. One of the best tools to use in the fall is a rake. Besides raking up leaves, different types of rakes have a variety of uses.

The Rake

The parts of a rake include the tine which is the part that is used on your lawn and the handle which is the part you hold. The tine can be made of plastic or metal depending on what you need it for. You can use a rake for collecting leaves, loosening up soil or removing thatch. Similar to the way a broom is essential to a home, a rake is essential for the lawn.

  • two pristine homes on a perfectly green landscapeLeaf rake – This type of rake is lightweight and flexible, best for picking up leaves.
  • Shrub rake – This type of rake is used to go under shrubs and remove unnecessary debris.
  • Thatch rake – This type of rake has sharp shorter tines that are used to get under the surface of soil and remove thatch build up.
  • Hand rake – Hand rakes are better for garden use to loosen up soil or remove any unwanted items.

Raking is important to remove dead grass and leaves that can smother the grass. This helps to allow more air circulation and sunlight to get to your lawn. Just remember not to rake on a soggy ground which can ruin your lawn. Contact The Grass Outlet with any questions you may have. We’d love to hear from you!