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Use this simple trick to remove dead leaves from your yard

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Mike Timmermann

If you can’t stand the sight of dead leaves on your lawn, here’s a way to get rid of them without a leaf blower — or even a rake!

No leaf blower? No problem!

Leaf blower ratings

If you’d rather buy a leaf blower, Consumer Reports says, “The best handheld electric leaf blowers have long beaten their gasoline-fueled competitors with comparable power and less weight and noise.”

You’ll see a few of the publication’s recommendations below, but you may also want to consider a subscription to Consumer Reports to review their testing of dozens of models.

Toro UltraPlus 51621 leaf blower

  • Electric handheld
  • Overall score: 82
  • Price: $89.00

Echo PB-255LN leaf blower

  • Gasoline handheld
  • Overall score: 80
  • Price: $198.00

Stihl BR 350 leaf blower

  • Gasoline backpack
  • Overall score: 89
  • Price: $350.00

Fastest way to pick up leaves

Once your leaves are in a big pile, what’s the best way to get them into trash bags? In the YouTube video below from the FIX IT Home Improvement Channel, see how an ergonomic grip is added to a pair of rakes to pick up leaves without causing back strain.

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