leaf hands

Posted On: 06/05/21

The Pros And Cons Of Leaf Hands

When it comes to clearing your garden, there are a variety of tools out there that you can use. Leaf hands and leaf rakers are common gardening tools for many as they are great for collecting leaves and moving them to a hippo bag or a compost heap. But are they really the best the market has to offer? Take a look at our review here:

The Benefits 

If you’re using a normal leaf raker, it’s effective, until you try and pick up the leaves. The leaf hands range was created to solve this issue. They can easily fit to any hand size and are great for all members of the family to use and get involved with. They are very effective at scraping the leaves or trimmings into a final small pile, before picking them up in its scooped design. It can be great for the kids as they feel like hulk with them on! They are very effective at getting all of the garden debris to the correct place, without dropping too much along the way. Better yet, this method can be a great workout in the garden and keeps you warm throughout the task, so no need for thermals. Leaf grabbers are so well known, you can find them in almost any garden centre or hardware store, but are they all good? Are there any alternatives that work better?

The Let Downs

Leaf grabbers sadly aren’t the perfect tool. If left outside overnight for too long, or out in the frost, these nifty tools can become brittle and lose their effectiveness. For some, this can mean that they snap or break during use due to poor materials. They can be great for a young and healthy individual in the garden, but this work can easily become tiresome for young children or the elderly, so it isn’t suitable for every gardener. The consistent need to bend down with every load can be detrimental to the health of some with back pain or the elderly. We have found that though this type of leaf raker is effective, it is limited by size. You can often only take very small loads, meaning the task can take hours and be very frustrating. The one size fits all hand grips are useful, however they can also present an issue for use as for those with smaller hands, it is difficult to grip without having the plastic cuffs dig into your arms. 

The Clear ‘N’ Collect 

Our solution to this leaf raker dilemma is the Clear ‘N’ Collect. It is both a rake and a leaf grabber in one tool. It is made from 100% recycled material and is considerably more durable than a normal garden rake. Its larger capacity means less trips too! Better yet, it’s design means less bending down! Take a look at our product now. 

Contact Us – The Alternative Leaf Raker

Clear ‘N’ Collect is a family run business that is passionate about gardens. We want to make a difference to garden maintenance in the UK. If you would like any more information, please get in touch with us today. Buy the Clear ‘N’ Collect Now.