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Welcome autumn with the right fall gardening tools for the job: leaf rakes, lawn rakes, mulch forks, broadforks and shovels all play a role in keeping your garden healthy and tidy.

Each season presents its own gardening needs to be addressed. Prepare for autumn with these fall gardening tools.

Leaf Rakes

The most iconic of fall gardening tools, leaf rakes gather up the dropped foliage shed by trees. Leaf rakes are specifically designed to be lightweight, with wide mouths consisting of closely arranged tines. This design allows gardeners to swoop up large amounts of leaves with few strokes. Whether they’re made of metal or plastic, all effective leaf rakes should be durable and easy for anyone to handle.

Lawn Rakes

While leaf rakes are lightweight tools for gathering material together, lawn rakes are sturdier fall gardening tools that can take on hardier jobs, like breaking up thatch. Lawn rakes remove collected and overgrown grass clippings and tough strings of crabgrass to allow fresh new growth to flourish. Lawn rakes can be used as leaf rakes, too, but the heavier weight of lawn rakes might make a long day of leaf gathering more tiring.

Garden Forks

Shovels can transport mulch from the bag to the wheelbarrow and then to the garden, but it’s much easier to use mulch forks for this job. Mulch forks look a lot like pitchforks, except mulch forks have slender tines, and more of them, and are more lightweight. Although they’re called mulch forks, they can be used to pick up leaves, grass clippings, yard trimmings, compost and even some stones. Mulch forks are versatile fall gardening tools to have in your collection.

Broadforks


Broadforks (or, U-forks) have thick metal tines protruding from a sturdy metal bar. Long pole handles rise up from either end of this bar, giving the tool its U shape. To use broadforks, gardeners stand upon the bar with their full weight, then step off while pulling the handles downward. The tines of broadforks comb up through even hard packed soil, aerating and breaking the soil up to allow better water drainage, all without disrupting the topsoil or the general order of soil layers.

Shovels & Spades

One class of fall gardening tools no one should be without is shovels. Garden spades are straight-edged shovels that cut clean lines into sod. Square point shovels scoop to lift loads of dirt or sand. Round tip shovels are the digging shovels used to make holes. Don’t expect one kind of shovel to handle all your shoveling jobs. Stock your tool shed with different shovels for various needs.

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Welcome autumn with the right fall gardening tools for the job: leaf rakes, lawn rakes, mulch forks, broadforks and shovels all play a role in keeping your garden healthy and tidy.

Each season presents its own gardening needs to be addressed. Prepare for autumn with these fall gardening tools.

Leaf Rakes

The most iconic of fall gardening tools, leaf rakes gather up the dropped foliage shed by trees. Leaf rakes are specifically designed to be lightweight, with wide mouths consisting of closely arranged tines. This design allows gardeners to swoop up large amounts of leaves with few strokes. Whether they’re made of metal or plastic, all effective leaf rakes should be durable and easy for anyone to handle.

Lawn Rakes

While leaf rakes are lightweight tools for gathering material together, lawn rakes are sturdier fall gardening tools that can take on hardier jobs, like breaking up thatch. Lawn rakes remove collected and overgrown grass clippings and tough strings of crabgrass to allow fresh new growth to flourish. Lawn rakes can be used as leaf rakes, too, but the heavier weight of lawn rakes might make a long day of leaf gathering more tiring.

Garden Forks

Shovels can transport mulch from the bag to the wheelbarrow and then to the garden, but it’s much easier to use mulch forks for this job. Mulch forks look a lot like pitchforks, except mulch forks have slender tines, and more of them, and are more lightweight. Although they’re called mulch forks, they can be used to pick up leaves, grass clippings, yard trimmings, compost and even some stones. Mulch forks are versatile fall gardening tools to have in your collection.

Broadforks


Broadforks (or, U-forks) have thick metal tines protruding from a sturdy metal bar. Long pole handles rise up from either end of this bar, giving the tool its U shape. To use broadforks, gardeners stand upon the bar with their full weight, then step off while pulling the handles downward. The tines of broadforks comb up through even hard packed soil, aerating and breaking the soil up to allow better water drainage, all without disrupting the topsoil or the general order of soil layers.

Shovels & Spades

One class of fall gardening tools no one should be without is shovels. Garden spades are straight-edged shovels that cut clean lines into sod. Square point shovels scoop to lift loads of dirt or sand. Round tip shovels are the digging shovels used to make holes. Don’t expect one kind of shovel to handle all your shoveling jobs. Stock your tool shed with different shovels for various needs.

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