I’ve been having a lovely time with a new rake. We were knee deep in fallen leaves from the tall deciduous trees that surround our house. But my new large Nyglass rake has seen to that!
I won the rake in a competition that was in the HMA magazine, which is a magazine that’s sent out to members of the horticultural media. It was part of a collection of tools, which was the prize from Fiskars. I felt a bit guilty, as I have lots of garden tools, but as soon as I unwrapped the rake, I knew I’d won the jackpot.
We’ve been through lots of rakes here. Cheap plastic ones, more expensive plastic ones and metal ones – but this rake has outstripped them all.
Quite simply it is easy to use and rakes efficiently. In just half an hour my husband, Jim, and I had constructed a leaf bin from wire and metal stakes, raked up all the fallen leaves and dumped them in the leaf bin. And that’s even with the pugs doing their best to spread the raked leaves all over the place!
The pluses of this new orange and black rake are its broad head, which measures 60cm across, and the strong rigid plastic tynes. Leaves don’t get clogged in the tynes the way they do with traditional rakes and the width of the rake means it can be used to rake a large area very quickly.
The shaft is sturdy and light as it is made of hardened aluminium. To make it easy to hold, it has a soft grip surface on the shaft.
Called the Large Nyglass Rake, it retails for $28.95 in Bunnings in Australia, where it has a 25-year warranty. Well worth it!
It’s a windy today and there are more leaves cascading down so it looks like that new rake is going to get another work out! Can’t wait.