Clearing wet leaves.

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  1. Retired

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    Hi,

    Returning home this morning I saw two workmen clearing leaves from a pathway but instead of using brushes they were using snow plastic shovels; they were scooping up the leaves from the pathway and dropping the leaves over a wall into a field.

    I'd never thought of using a snow shovel so I've just tried it on our pathways and patio all are flagged; because the leaves are soaking wet sticking to the flags it's difficult to sweep them using a brush taking lots of time and effort but using the snow shovel gave the same results as using the sweeping brush but in greatly reduced time and effort.

    The leaves are from our two oak trees; the picture below shows more leaves falling; they quickly form a carpet.

    Here's the type of snow shovel I use;

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Harris-Vic...5&keywords=snow+shovel&qid=1574864274&sr=8-11

    Just thought I'd pass it on for interest.

    Kind regards, Colin.

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    • Jiffy

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      I just use the lawn mower to collect leaves but I always do it when it's dry use it on patio and the gravel driveway but you have to be carefull not to hit any stones
      if wet I just wash with water into a heap on the patio then pick up
       
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        @Retired what a great tip! And you can bet I have snow shovels on the ready :)
         
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          @CanadianLori is the kind of snow shovel you use there the same as this type that we use here?

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            I usually shovel by hand. Once in awhile the snow blower has to be pressed into use..
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            That's the hard, nasty stuff the town's plow piles up sometimes. That is a meter stick and I couldn't force it all the way to the pavement because it was so solid!
             
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              @CanadianLori that doesnt happen in the part of the village that I live in. We have semi-private roads, so plough them ourselves...lots of fun, especially if "that neighbour nobody likes" still has his car in the drive and not left for work! :whistle::heehee:
               
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                Are those dimensions correct? The description says the blade is 42cm x 31cm. Seems like a convenient size for lifting a shovel full withiut breaking your back :)
                 
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