Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Fruit & Nut Trees
Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits
by Charlie Nardozzi
There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or leaving them to rot on the ground, which can increase disease and insect problems.
Now cleaning up fallen fruits and nuts is a little easier. The Apple Rake features a woven fabric bag attached to a bent steel rod. It has a telescoping handle that adjusts to between 46 to 72 inches long. You can pick up several fruits with a simple sweeping motion and easily detach the bag for dropping the fruits into a pail or barrel. Not only does it make for faster cleanup, it helps reduce back stress by avoiding continuous bending.
For more information on the apple rake, go to: Lee Valley .