Leaves need to be raked. It’s a fact of life. You can’t put it off. Rake leaves in the fall or wait until the spring. Doesn’t matter, you will still have to rake leaves! You can wait until every leaf falls off your tree’s to rake them, or you can rake the leaves slowly. Bit by bit, once a week. Raking leaves is a hard job. Raking wet leaves can be a major time saver. Raking dry leaves saves space. Which do you prefer? Raking wet leaves vs raking dry leaves , both have their advantage.
Chasing after leaves is a chore. Dry leaves tend to blow around. It may seem windy on your only day off, and so you nix dry leaves raking for the day. Instead of putting dry leaves raking aside, you could plan your strategy. Dry leaves raking could be done on the less windy side of the house. Rake dry leaves into a small pile then bag. Rake up another section then bag the dry leaves. You can rake dry leaves into small piles and run them over with your lawn mower. The lawn mower will shred the dry leaves so you can bag them using up less space in the bag. Running the lawn mower over dry leaves also gets them ready for a compost pile. Shredded dry leaves are also a great addition to your garden. Dry leaves will provide many benefits to your garden if use as a mulch.
Dry leaves raking is most popular. Make a family fun day out of it! Use a fan rake for dry leaves raking. Know what your township requires for leaf bagging. Each town has their own rules for proper containment. You don’t want to dry rake all those leaves to find out your village won’t accept them. Some require bags, some require cans. Dry leaves are light weight and won’t make your bags soggy. Dry leaves are beautiful. Enjoy their colorful rainbow of colors.
Wet leaves raking can be a slimy job. It’s best to wet rake leaves as the morning dew settles on them. Wet leaves raking shouldn’t be confused with raking leaves that are floating in puddles! Wet leaves raking should be accomplished after a rain. Not a flooding storm. Wet leaves raking requires gardening gloves made of water resistance material. Rubber gloves work best. They will protect your hands as you scoop up the wet leaves to bag. Wet leaves don’t blow around. Wet leaves stay put making it easier to collect them.
Wet leaves raking makes your bags and cans heavy to transport. Wet leaves also takes up more space. You can’t run wet leaves over with your lawn mower. You can add wet leaves to the compost pile. You can still use a fan rake for wet leaves raking. Wet leaves can be slimy and smelly. If you must rake wet leaves be sure to have extra containers, they don’t compact as well as dry leaves do. No excuses, leaves can be raked wet or dry, it’s your choice which is best.