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When it comes to raking leaves, the leaf rake, or lawn rake, is what you need. Sold in varying widths, it has a long handle with metal, plastic, or bamboo tines that fan out in a triangle. Metal is the most resilient, but not as effective as plastic tines when moving large quantities of leaves, especially if they’re wet. Bamboo tines are the most fragile but are much gentler on plants—especially helpful if you're raking over groundcovers or beds.
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