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!
April Medlen posted a video to Facebook that shows a man named Brian Shreves using a large piece of cardboard to move leaves into a big pile. It’s pretty amazing how the green lawn reappears in just a matter of seconds.
The video below was first uploaded in November 2015. It has more than 12 million views and counting!
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.”
Here are a few of the publication’s recommendations:
- Electric handheld
- Overall score: 82
- Price: $100.00
- Gasoline handheld
- Overall score: 80
- Price: $199.00
- 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.