A good rake is another gardening must-have. You will use your rake a lot when you are preparing the soil for planting and also to help keep the garden tidy and rake up leaves and clippings and weeds. Cheap rakes are very inexpensive but you get what you pay for. Rakes with wood or plastic tines will break easily and need to be replaced fairly often.

Do yourself a favor and invest in a high quality rake with metal tines. You can find them at any gardening store or local home improvement center. It won’t cost that much more to get a nice rake with metal tines but you will definitely notice a difference.

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