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13 Nov 2018

Raking it in

In October leaf fall starts to occur and a rake becomes one of the most important tools to have in the van.
A rake is a rake right? Far from it. Let’s look at the right tool for the job. Soil rakes, leaf clearance rakes and scarifying / thatch removal rakes all are built differently to do different jobs. We have a comprehensive range of rakes in stock all year round to suit any job.

Broadly speaking Rakes  can be split into 3 different types depending on what job you are using it for: Soil & Garden Rakes, Lawn and Leaf.

Soil & Garden Rakes. Used for levelling soil in preparation for beds and borders ready for planting. Also for use when preparing the soil for lawn areas ready for sowing seed or turfing.

Lawn Rakes. These are usually defined as springbok, tine, leaf or fan rakes and are commonly made from metal. These are often used for leaf clearance on beds and lawns and are flexible. Lawn rakes are also used for scarifying and removing thatch in lawns.

Leaf Rakes. Just to confuse matters these can also be referred to fan rakes and tend to be made from plastic rather than metal. They are commonly used to gather fallen leaves, grass clippings and other lightweight materials.

Soil & Garden Rakes:
• Garden Rake, Solid Fiskars - an all purpose soil rake for preparing beds and borders ready for planting.
• Garden Rake, Soild, Fiskars - hardened carbon steel blade, aluminium handle
• Garden Rake, Carbon Steel 
• Landscaper Rake, wooden handle. Has a back edge for use when grading and levelling soil in preparation for planting or sowing
• Leaf, Grass and Soil Rake - all purpose
Lawn Rakes:
• Lawn Rake, Springbok Carbon Steel
• Lawn Rake, Moulton Mill, Stainless Steel
• Lawn Rake, Springbok, Bulldog
• Leaf, Grass and Soil Rake - all purpose
• Rake ‘n’ Shift - for use as a normal lawn rake, then turn over to use as a shovel 
Leaf Rakes:
• Hay Rake wooden Bulldog 
• Landscaper Rake, aluminium - a lightweight rake perfect for raking fallen leaves from lawns.
• Wizard Rake, Rubber, Bulldog. For use on bowling greens
• Leaf Rake, Plastic, Bulldog 
• Leaf Rake, Plastic, Fiskars
• Leaf Rake, Plastic, Gardman
• Leaf Rake, Merlin Rubber, Bulldog
• Leaf, Grass and Soil Rake - all purpose
Scoops 
• Leaf and Grass Scoop - use for gathering up leaves, garden waste and debris quickly and efficiently

Garden Rake

Rake 'n' Shift

Hay Rake

Leaf Rake