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Published on September 23rd, 2013 | by Jeff Linderman


Great tools to make fall yard maintenance easier

Fall is a beloved season across North America. However, in Canada and many parts of the U.S. , the weather change brings a substantial amount of yard work for homeowners.

Here are a few great, often underrated tools for fall yard work:

1. The basic, fan-shaped rake.
This one might seem a tad obvious but people often mistakenly use heavy, weeding/soil-loosening rakes for simple debris clearing. Lightweight rakes are perfect for gathering fallen leaves and other debris.

2. The leaf blower.
Most people clear debris by raking and using a lawn mower’s mulching function. A leaf blower is another tool that may make the job faster and easier. This is a great option for those with large yards or several trees.

RepairClinic has replacement parts and maintenance products for leaf blowers. Enter the leaf blower’s model number here.

3. The chainsaw.
Chainsaws make pruning bushes and trees a much simpler job. You can clear brush that’s too thick for a string trimmer or pole pruner. It’s also helpful with cleaning up tangled branches and trees caused by storm damage.

Related info
Chainsaw 101

4. The wood chipper/wood shredder.
A wood chipper/shredder makes good use of fallen leaves, twigs and other debris by transforming them into nutrient-packed fertilizer for your lawn. These tools can be rented from garden centers and equipment rental facilities.

Have a great autumn season!

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About the Author

Jeff Linderman is’s in-house outdoor power equipment and landscaping expert. For 25 years, Jeff owned and operated a successful commercial and residential landscaping business. He couldn’t afford the extensive downtime that came when he brought his equipment to be repaired at overloaded small engine repair shops. Instead, Jeff learned how to complete the repairs on his own. This interest in outdoor power equipment grew as Jeff completed extensive manufacturer training. Today, Jeff is a Briggs & Stratton® Master Service Technician, Kohler® Engines Expert Technician and a Kawasaki® Service Technician for Engines and Power Products. He has a B.A. in criminal justice from Michigan State University. Jeff worked for 25 years as a sergeant in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department while he operated his landscaping business. He’s an avid fisherman and lives in the metro-Detroit area.

5 Responses to Great tools to make fall yard maintenance easier

  1. Tanya says:

    I got my husband a leaf blower last Christmas and I’m shocked at how much we actually use it. It comes in handy a lot.

  2. Thomas Murphy says:

    I love my leaf blower!

  3. JR says:

    I have a lot of trees and a lot of leaves. If I didn’t have my riding mower to help pick up the leaves, I’m not sure what I’d do.

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