Making yard cleanup easier

November 17, 2007|By ANDREA F. SIEGEL

Autumn days mean it's time to clean up your yard. It's not the most welcome chore, but it can always be made more manageable. Here are some products to help:

1. Expandable rake

Price:

$9.98

Where to get it:

Hardware and garden stores, including Lowe's

Why we like it:

Adjust the spread of the tines to get into narrow spaces between plants and switch to wide for the yard.

2. Lumb-R-Grip

Price:

$14.95 for package of three hooks

Where to get it:

Garden catalogs, online at gardensalive.com.

Why we like it:

An easily moved way to create temporary hanging storage for your empty hanging pots and pails of garden items, without hammering or screwing.

3. Long Reach Cut N' Hold Bypass Pruner by Corona Clipper

Price:

$30.33 online

Where to get it:

Through garden centers, and online through coronaclipper.com.

Why we like it:

With 46-inch-long handles, you can trim thorny or deep bushes from a distance without being stabbed. And it grasps the branch so you can pull it out.

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