You Really Don’t Know How to Rake Leaves

If you live in a place that actually experiences autumn (not you Southern California) then you’re probably seeing some foliage covering your lawn a little bit at a time. Before you know it, your grass is invisible as the fall season become a literal reality.

If you live in a place that actually experiences autumn (not you Southern California) then you’re probably seeing some foliage covering your lawn a little bit at a time. Before you know it, your grass is invisible as the fall season become a literal reality.

Soon you will head to your garage on a brisk Saturday with the dreaded task of having to rake your yard. My method of raking was to do it as fast as humanly possible to move on to more enjoyable things. I would make mini piles throughout the yard or, more likely, find someone I could pay on the cheap to do it for me. For those of you that are planning on raking your own lawn this autumn, chances are you’re doing it wrong.

Yes, I’m serious. Everything you’ve learned about raking leaves…ok, maybe not everything, but much of what I learned about raking leaves was just so I could get the job done without really thinking about what sacrifices my lawn was paying in the process.

I recently came across this video from eHow on how to rake leaves. Who knew I wasn’t doing it correctly? My posture was all off these past years. I was doing it too quickly and then I wondered in the spring why my lawn wasn’t lush and green like I had hoped.

Check out this quick video on how to rake your lawn and I guarantee you’ll learn something to help with the upcoming leafy chores of October and November.

Do you have a leaf raking tip of your own? Let us know your tips in the comments.

 

Image courtesy of Flickr user OakleyOriginals

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David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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