Pine trees are one of the most famous evergreen trees that are found all over the world. They look good and I am pretty sure that every gardener would like to have one in their gardens. Pine trees come from the family Pinaceae, which is formed by most evergreens, and pine trees have like a leading role in this family.
However, I am well aware of the fact that I am not here to talk about pine trees, so don’t judge me! Pine trees are known for their pine needles that grow on the top part of the “leaves” that these trees own. Well, they are called pine needles.
When autumn comes, everybody knows and expects every type of leaf to fall down, and in pine trees, it is the pine needles that fully fall of the tree. Once that happens, there are some items that may help you clean the garden, and one of the main ones is rakes!
Pine needles, being super specific types of leaves, require specific types of rakes, and let me tell you that I am here for you! In this article, I will mention the best rakes for pine needles that you can use, and clean your garden in the best way possible!
Without any further ado, let us get this article started and find out which are the best rakes for pine needles!
The Top 5 Best Rakes for Pine Needles
5. Jardineer – Best Budget
Jardineer is a brand that deals with a lot of things that any gardener may need, and here it brings the best budget rake that you can use.
The measurements of this rake are 17.2 x 21 x 67 inches meanwhile its weight is 1.41 pounds. The tines of this rake are made of steel so that you don’t have to worry whether the needles may somehow destroy them. Each tine of the rake is 1 inch in size.
Its head; meaning the bottom part that we need, is 23 inches big, and the width is adjustable in many ways. Considering the fact that pine needles are small, you can easily collect them by just tightening the head of the rake while using the adjusting handle yellow handle that the rake owns.
4. Professional EZ Travel – Most Versatile
Hence its name, this rake is made while having professional gardeners in mind. However, that doesn’t mean that newbies in the world of the garden cannot use it, though!
As for the size, this rake measures 30 x 29 x 51.7 inches while it weighs around 2.2 pounds. Even though the weight may sound a bit heavy, you will find out that once in use, the rake won’t complicate your things. Made fully out of steel and aluminum alloy, the rake is durable as well, and its tines are strong enough to rake everything.
The steel tines of this rake can also be adjusted from 7.5 inches to 21.5 inches wide, which makes this rake easy to be used for raking pine needles as they are very small. The rake in general is collapsible and it owns the handle as well which helps you with the folding and adjusting parts.
3. ERGIESHOVEL ERG-LFRK24 – Best Ergonomic
As we move on, here appears the greatest ergonomic rake that you can ever use. It owns some interesting features and the brand that has produced this rake says that it is made to help you work smarter and not harder.
The ERGIESHOVEL ERG-LFRK24 rake is 64.4 x 3.15 x 13 inches in size, meanwhile, its weight is 4.2 pounds. This rake is very resistant to anything that may come to your mind right now, as it is made of steel as the main material. It is a completely foldable rake that can be divided into three pieces and can be stored easier.
There are the steel tines as well which are exactly 24 in number, and again they are made out of steel too. You will find out an extra handle on the front part of this rake and it is added to help you reduce the strain on your back. That is the part of working smart and not hard.
2. Martha Stewart MTS-TELR – Best Runner Up
Even though it may sound a little bit interesting, this rake comes from Martha Stewart! If any of you know Martha Stewart, you probably know how good and cool a gardener she is! Well, here goes the rake that Martha Stewart uses and advises you to use!
The first thing first that I would like to mention about this rake is that it is very comfortable! It includes a non-slip comfort grip on the top part of the rake so that it doesn’t move from your hands. Anyways, this rake measures 18 x 4 x 3 inches, which is the smallest one when compared to the other rakes in this article, and its weight is 1.35 pounds. The pole can also be extended to 35 inches, so as not to make your back hurt.
The tines or the teeth of this rake are 5.4 inches, and they are sturdy enough to be used in different strong and small things that need to be raked, just like pine needles.
1. Groundskeeper II – Best Overall
Last but not least, here goes the amazing and best overall rake that comes from TRG Inc. This rake is one of the most commonly used by many people around the world, and it is one of the most preferred rakes.
The main measurements of this rake are 55 x 21 x 3.6 inches and the weight is around 2 pounds. It is made of steel as one of the main materials and includes aluminum alloy and metal as well. It is a very durable rake and can be placed and used wherever and whenever you want.
The tines of this rake are made out of steel as well and you can find there attached 28 rake tines in general. As we are at the tines, they can be adjusted in many different ways plus you can detach and attach as much as you want. They are strong and can be tightened enough to collect even the smallest pine needles.
You may know that on everything that we choose to buy, there are some things that everybody should have in mind, or more exactly, there are a few things that need to be considered and checked out before buying any particular item. Just like in everything, rakes do own their buying guide as well. I would like to mention to you some of the things that you need to check out before choosing the best rakes for pine needles!
Always considering the fact that pine needles are quite strong, you should have in mind choose strong materials for rakes. As an example, you can find rakes that are made of steel and even metal, so they will help you clean your garden from pine needles, and they will stay intact for as long as you want because of their strength.
Another important thing that should be considered before buying rakes is the adjustments that can be done to them. There are many flexible and adjustable rakes that you can find, and basically, they make your job quite easier when it comes to holding them anywhere.
As I mentioned usage, I mean the versatility of being used. I am pretty sure that choosing a rake for pine needles will make you think about the fact whether you can use it for anything else. Well, in order to not think about it after you bought the rake, I would advise you to find out about it before choosing one.
Here we are at the end! In today’s article, I really tried to find for you the best rakes for pine needles, as they are some specific types of leaves. However, you should know that all the rakes that I mentioned above are indeed some of the greatest ones, and they can be used for almost everything. I am pretty sure that if you follow the buying guide, you will be able to choose the exact one.
Anyways, I really hope this article will be your biggest helper and the biggest guide on choosing the best rakes for pine needles!
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