“A rubber rake? Seriously?”
That was Amy’s reaction when we opened the carton of English gardening tools from Clarington Forge.
“YES!!! IT’S A RUBBER RAKE!!!”
I’d never seen a rubber rake before, but I was immediately taken with the idea.
First off, normal metal rakes are LOUD. I remember as a teen getting woken up on a long weekend by an elderly neighbor raking his sidewalk at 6 am with a normal metal rake. SCREEEEEK. SKREEEEEEEEEKKK. SCREEEEEK. My ears are bleeding just thinking of it.
Please, don’t be that person. Get a rubber rake.
The other exciting thing I found it good for was raking out all the scrungy brown leaves from ornamental grasses, particularly Blue Oat Grass. Because the Wizard Rubber Rake is soft enough not to damage the good leaves, I found I could just rake to my heart’s content, and the texture of the rubber grabbed onto the yucky leaves while leaving the fresh ones. Score!
The rubber tines seemed to hold up very well to use and didn’t show any wear, but they do sell replaceable tines just in case.
Amy and I tried it out in this video and compared it to my normal rake:
|Unimpressed with my loud rake:||Yay! A rake that allows your neighborhood layabouts to sleep in!|
We also got to test out some cool gardening spades:
Want to win one? Of course you do!
If you want to win the Wizard Rubber Rake, just leave a comment here and I’ll select one lucky winner using Random.org next Wednesday. (U.S. and Canada only.)
EDIT: Becky V is the winner. Congrats, Becky – enjoy your new rake!