Hold the rake firmly with your back straight and use your legs to move it. Avoid muscle strain with smooth, uniform strokes.
Clear debris from the rake periodically to keep it working. Avoid tine blockage by removing leaves, debris, and mud.
Store your garden rake in a dry place to prevent rust and corrosion. Hang it on a wall or store it with the tines off the ground to maintain its shape and integrity.
After using the rake, clean it of dirt and debris. Use water and mild detergent if needed. Avoid rust by drying it properly before storing.
Check your rake for bent or broken tines. Repair or replace broken parts quickly for optimal performance.
Garden rakes are resilient, but excessive force can bend or break tines. Working a rake through hard, compacted soil or rocks might harm it.
Garden rakes are meant for certain jobs. For instance, heavy-duty leaf raking may destroy its tines.
Wear appropriate protective gear, such as gloves and closed-toe shoes, while using a garden rake to prevent injuries.