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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Using Your Snow Shovel Year Round - Another Gardening Tip

My husband wanted me to pass this gardening tip along to you - to save time and your back! He uses his snow shovel as you would a dustpan when sweeping or raking. Since the snow shovel has a long handle, you don't have to bend over. Just sweep or rake your yard waste into the snow shovel and dump your debris into the recycling bag!

We have had an incredible number of maple tree "helicopters" this year and have had to sweep them off the sidewalks and driveway and remove them from the garden before they become a forrest of maple trees. As we get older, the ground seems a lot farther away, and this snow shovel trick is perfect! Works in the fall when raking leaves, too. For those of you who don't get snow and don't own a snow shovel, it might be worth the investment - if you can buy them!

I wonder why these helicopters are so profuse this year?

Have your discovered ways to garden while being kind to your body at the same time? Please pass on your wisdom!

1 comment:

Dawn said...

What a great idea. I'm going to have to tell my husband about it, since he's the one that does most of the yard work.