Fall’s Here – Time to Dust Off Your Rake!

With temperatures falling and the days getting shorter, trees are starting to display their magnificent autumn colors. As with all things, there’s both a good and bad.

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Credit: StevenW. via Flickr

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Credit: slgckgc via Flickr

While your eyes get treated to a vibrant display of autumn green, red and brown, those beautiful leaves will eventually fall to the ground and you’ll need to rake and dispose of them to maintain the look of your home.

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Credit: Edmund Garman via Flickr

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Credit: Scumdropps via Flickr

Here are some quick tips to help you in this endeavor that will make it easier and less painful:

  • Choose the right equipment for the job (rake vs. leaf blower vs. lawn sweeper)
  • Rake only when a good amount of leaves have fallen
  • Rake only on days the weather permits (ex: mild day with light winds) — check WeatherBug before starting so you don’t run into any nasty weather surprises!
  • Dress in layers so you can adjust for the weather and your body temperature
  • Wear long pants and shirts to avoid bug bites
  • Gloves will protect you from thorns and sharp sticks
  • Be mindful of the amount of leaves you put into each bag — you will need to haul it to another location to dispose, so don’t make them too heavy
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For more helpful tips on your raking extravaganza, read

How To Save Time, and Your Back, While Raking Leaves

 

 

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-The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team

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