Leaf raking season is here. It can be a hard task. But the reason that people find it so difficult is that they make leaf raking mistakes. Below are some of the most common leaf raking mistakes that people make when fall is here.
Leaf Raking Mistakes 1 – Waiting too Long
There are leaves falling throughout the fall, so the time to do it isn’t when all of the leaves are off of the trees. You want to rake throughout the year so that you don’t have to do it all at once.
This is also going to help you with pacing yourself.
Leaf Raking Mistakes 2 – Not Using the Right Kind of Rake
A narrow rake made of metal will gather fewer amounts of leaves and cover areas that are smaller. This means that you are going to work really hard without a good reason. Rather, choose a rake that is lightweight and has angled tines and a wide raking spread. You’ll be able to cover bigger areas and you won’t pierce the leaves so you don’t have to worry about clogs.
Leaf Raking Mistakes 3 – Wearing the Wrong Gear
After you have chosen the right rake, chances are that you want to start right on raking. However, if you’re doing this and you aren’t used to doing it, it can very quickly cause blisters to form on your palms and fingers. You should always put some gloves on, and these should have a snug, but not tight, fit.
If you find that you are sneezing while you’re raking, dust masks should also be in your gear. This is going to stop the airborne particles from the dusty, dry leaves from getting into your nose and lungs.
Leaf Raking Mistakes 4 – Making Random Leaf Piles
When you rake your leaves into your yard’s center, you’re doing a lot of extra walking around. It’s better to rake them onto tarps placed in various areas in the yard. Then you want to gather up the tarps and take your leaves where you’ll dispose of the leaves. This means that you aren’t going to have to keep on bending over to pick the piles up.
These are four common leaf raking mistakes that you want to avoid making. Are you dreading having to do your yard cleanup this fall? If you are, then you might want to contact us and get a quote for our fall cleanup service. Let us do your fall cleanup for you for a fair and affordable price. Contact us here or on Facebook.