Leaf Collection Made Easy

By Susan Littlefield

Soon gardeners in many parts of the country will begin that traditional fall chore- raking up leaves. While a few leaves can just be mown over to return organic matter to the soil, large amounts need to be removed from lawns to keep the grass from suffocating. But don't bag your leaves and haul them to the landfill. Autumn leaves are great as the basis for a compost pile and can be chopped to make mulch for garden beds.

While raking in the cool, crisp fall weather is enjoyable, it is still work and tools to help you get the leaves from lawn to compost bin make the process less of a chore. Save your back from lots of bending and scooping with Clean Air Gardening's Rollable Giant Leaf Collection Bag. Holding up to 9 cubic feet of material, you can rake leaves and garden debris directly into the tear-resistant bag, then, with its pull handle and two heavy duty poly wheels, easily maneuver it to the compost bin. And when you're done, the Collection Bag folds for easy storage.

Make your life even easier by clipping the back-saving Stout's BackSaver Grip to the handle of your rake. It works by increasing the leverage and efficiency of your body and the tool as you work, reducing back and shoulder strain with its ergonomic design.

For more information on both these products and other leaf collection tools, go to: : Clean Air Gardening.

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