Fall Leaves

Fall cleanup tips to help you save time and work

Learn different methods for dealing with the annual problem of fall leaves. Field Editors from around the country share their tips for fall cleanup.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Field Editors' cleanup tips for fall leaves

You've probably been raking leaves since you were a kid. And you might figure that there's nothing left to learn. That's what Vern and I thought too. But when we asked The Family Handyman's crew of Field Editors for advice, we got this heap of tips for saving time and labor. Take a few minutes to read the following tips to save yourself hours of work this fall.

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Bag 'em

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Rake picks

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Mulch fall leaves

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Vacuum in tight spots

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A tarp beats a trailer

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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Garden rake

Lawnmower
Plastic tarp
Leaf blower/vacuum

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Leaves