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DMurray407
Buffalo, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 28, 2008
1:08 AM

Post #4598312

Years ago I saw a soft (like rubber) tined rake that could be used to gently remove leaves from a bed in the spring without damaging the emerging plants. Now that I have use for one, I can't find one anywhere-does anyone know what I'm talking about and where I could find one?
Thanks!
Deb
1AnjL
(AnjL) Fremont, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 28, 2008
2:31 AM

Post #4598643

I havent seen a rubber one, but I use my daughters old 'play' rake. Its small and plastic-bought it at the toys r us store years and years ago :). I like that it is so narrow I can rake around my perrineals and not damage them.
elsie
Lafayette, NJ
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2008
2:27 PM

Post #4608275

I have a Martha Stewart rake from Kmart. I've had it for years. It is about 8 inches wide and has metal tines. I use it for all my raking and it does a good job around plants. I found this at Kmart's web site and it has plastic tines.

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_9990000019671111P?vName=Tools+%26+Outdoors&cName=Lawn+%26+Garden+Care&sName=Long+Handle+Tools

Being short I could use a child's rake also.

Here is a link to a rubber rake but it's very wide.
http://www.shammysolutions.com/site/1618064/product/100-19

DMurray407
Buffalo, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 1, 2008
2:36 PM

Post #4608297

I bought the Shammy Solutions one last year and the tines are rubber but they are quite rigid. I might look around at some childrens' rakes.
Thanks!
Deb

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