Raking can seem intuitive; it’s probably one of the first chores you learned to do as a kid, but did you know there is a right and a wrong way to hold the rake?
It’s that time of year again: cooler weather, scarf season, and pumpkin spice everything. Fall brings with it gorgeous colors, paving the way for winter. As the leaves fall and settle on the ground, it’s not the end of the world if they stay there, carpeting the lawn for a few days. When the red, orange, and yellow leaves turn brown, however, it’s time to get out the rake and get them off of the yard before they leave dead patches of grass. Raking can seem intuitive; it’s probably one of the first chores you learned to do as a kid, but did you know there is a right and a wrong way to hold the rake? As a kid, you probably didn’t notice the strain on your back from raking the wrong way, but as you’ve grown up, raking gets harder and harder when you strain your back!
Watch the video below to find out the proper way to rake the lawn! For more fall gardening tips, check out 5 ways to prepare your garden for winter!