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leahinani 04-12-2011 07:51 PM

Pine Needle Rake
 
Does anyone know of a good pine needle rake? I recently moved from Hawaii to a community in Northern California where there are lots of pine trees. My own property has approximately 4 pine trees with loads of pine needles on the ground. I am so tired of my current rake clogging and having to stop to clean the needles off the tines.

Any help is appreciated.
TIA.

user1007 04-13-2011 08:57 PM

A quality nursery should have pine needle rakes. If not, you can get them online starting at about $25 for a quality one with prices going up depending on how wide you want the head.

leahinani 04-14-2011 11:49 AM

Thanks for your response. I found one called the Wombat Pro, but after reading the reviews, I decided not to buy one. More bad comments than good. I'm gonna keep searching. There's gotta be something out there. Am blowing the needles now, but it doesn't work with the wet needles. And they are a real pain!

Thanks again.

fuzzmanks 04-21-2011 08:55 PM

Good question! I'll be standing by for any replies!

user1007 04-21-2011 10:21 PM

Come on kids. They are a specialized rake that picks up pine needles. Easier if dry but wet ones will not clog them like other rakes either. When I lived in Northern California, a long time ago when I think about it, every real nursery sold them and the big ones had a couple different sizes. I looked online and found many options.

Blowing them around just puts them somewhere else. Sucking them up would work.

You could just respect them and accept them for what they are? You need to balance for their PH as they decompose. Why not just plant a ground cover that loves living with them around?

leahinani 05-17-2011 05:04 PM

Pine Needle Rake
 
Hey... I finally found a rake for pine needles that doesn't clog right here practically in my back yard. A guy here in Northern California invented one and has only started selling them recently. I bought one and it really doesn't clog. It's not a fine rake and won't get everything but it does work for wet and dry pine needles and larger leaves like the oak leaves on my yard. I'm so happy I found this rake. It really saves me a lot of time raking just like the website states. Yippeeee! I'm happy now. If anyone of you wants to know where I found it, respond to this post.

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Leahinani


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