Yes, fall is coming, and soon we’ll start bringing out the leaf blowers and rakes to clean up Mother Nature’s leafy mess. If your preferred method of cleanup is to rake leaves into a pile and scoop them into bags, forget the leaf scoops this year and give the Backsaver from Garden Brand Products a try.
The plastic and wood Backsaver rake operates just like any other rake, except it features a leaf-pick-up jaw built into the back. Rake your leaves into a pile, flip the rake over, and pick up the leaves between the rake and pick-up jaw — no separate leaf scoop to lose. You operate the jaw by sliding a grip up and down on the handle of the rake. A locking pin prevents the pick-up jaw from moving while you’re raking.
Depending where you look you’ll see the Backsaver Pick-up Rake sell for $25 to $35.