Three Factors in Choosing a Leaf Scoop

Need a solution that helps you get your leaf piles into leaf bags faster and with less mess? Consider these leaf scoops. Here's what to know.

Pile of autumn leaves
You can make the chore of raking leaves in the fall a lot easier by investing in a pair of leaf scoops.Cris DiNoto via Unsplash

Who among us doesn’t love fall? The crisp cool air tinged with the smell of woodsmoke, apple cider, pumpkin spice doughnuts, jack-o-lanterns, geese flying south….leaves falling….not! Leaves are the bane of any fall-lover. The raking, the blisters, the constant bending over and awkward trapping of leaves against a rake to load them into bags. Leaf scoops make that job much easier, with the added advantage of keeping your hands clean—a real plus when handling compost or other yucky stuff. Here’s what to look for when choosing a set of scoops for you.

Quality

Bully Tools leaf scoop
Leaf scoops like this one are made in the U.S. and have a warranty against product defects and breakage in normal use.Bully Tools

Leaf scoops are made of plastic. As a result they're light and inexpensive, but they're not indestructible. The best leaf scoops are backed by their manufacturers and carry good customer reviews.

Durability

Releaf leaf scoop
For greater durability choose leaf scoops with small or no teeth.Releaf Leaf Scoops

The more durable leaf scoops are designed with shorter, broader teeth less likely to break. Although often made of heavier plastic, you won't be replacing them as often.

Adjustability

Red leaf scoops
Leaf scoops with adjustable handles offer greater flexibility for different users and uses.GardenHome

Leaf scoops featuring adjustable handles are far more comfortable than those without, and they give you the option of all family members helping out!