Plastic rakes are the cheaper options and offer lightweight for easy use. They are suitable to move light, dry, fluffy materials. While to move heavy and wet materials or mixed materials, you’ll need a heavy-duty metal rake, especially those with steel and spring tines to avoid being permanently bent.
Bigger head size of leaf and lawn rakes will be more helpful to get the job done quickly. A good size is generally rang form 22 inch to 30 inch wide. However, the narrow rakes, on the other hand, ought to easily reach awkward small spaces.
Choose a handle with sturdy quality, make sure it doesn’t warp or bend as you work, fiberglass handle will be a good choice. A handle with soft grip will prevent strain on your hand. A long-handled garden rake is a more sensible option.
If your raking job is just to gather leaves or debris on your lawn, the poly leaf rake is enough. It's lightweight and durable and weatherproof. There's no need to take much time to maintain it.
If you need to rake your lawn clipping to make the lawn and garden breeze, the spring steel tines rake is a good choice, the flexible steel tines will pull out thatch for a healthier lawn.
If you need to break and move all kinds of soil, you need a heavy-duty rake, such as a level rake or bow rake, the forged head is built to last which could help you to loosen and level soil easily and efficiently.
If you need to level the cement or sand in the road building, TUFX Aluminum Landscape Rake could be a nice option. The wider rake head makes the job done quickly. And the aluminum head is solid and would never rust.