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Build-it-yourself leaf bagger. Old broom handle 45" long and a 21" piece of dowel are screwed together along with a tension spring. When the tips are inserted in the opening of a plastic bag, they form a triangular opening that leaves and trash can be swept into.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 50

Leaf cart for fall has slats for floor to speed cleaning out.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #82 Oct 1964 (v.14#5) pg. 71

Tip on pulverizing fall leaves using a string-type lawn trimmer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 38

Tip on adding a scrub brush to your portable blower/vacuum to loosen stuck debris.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 82

Extension for a leaf blower allows blowing leaves from gutters while standing on the ground.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 98

Tip describes how to shred leaves using a string trimmer.
FINE GARDENING #28 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 8

Tip describes using two garbage can lids as an efficient way to pick up leaves.
FINE GARDENING #34 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 10

Leaf bundling (pickup) tool is made from 3x5-ft. plastic bag material equipped with two wooden dowel handles.
FINE GARDENING #45 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 10

Tip suggests covering a bank of ivy with bird netting to catch fall leaves for easy removal.
FINE GARDENING #51 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 8

Leaf-corralling system to use with a blower.
FINE GARDENING #64 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 7

Add a PVC pipe extension to a leaf blower and use it to blast debris out of gutters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 32

Use test of three "leaf" blowers. Tips on desirable features.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug 1980 (v.24#7) pg. 10

Speed raking. How to cut your lawn and leaf raking time in half.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1982 (v.26#6) pg. 48

Tip for trapping leaves in netting spread over beds of low-growing shrubs, vinca and ivy.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1992 (v.36#1) pg. 6

Fighting and winning the leaf war. A guide to equipment and techniques that make the chore easier.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1993 (v.37#5) pg. 22

"No-Stoop-Scoop" lets you pick up leaves and other refuse without bending over.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1986 (v.11#3) pg. 30

Easy-to-make brush carrier is simply dragged on the ground behind your garden tractor (thus requiring no wheels).
HOMEOWNER May 1986 (v.11#4) pg. 46

Handy canvas carrier for leaves, weeds and other garden trash.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.14#8) pg. 64

Tip shows how to make a plywood frame to hold open a plastic bag to allow raking leaves directly into the bag.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 33

A look at professional-grade garden equipment. The differences between consumer and professional grades noted.
HORTICULTURE Oct 1996 (v.74#8) pg. 61

Tip suggests using netting over groundcover to catch and remove fallen leaves in the autumn.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1997 (v.94#6) pg. 10

Blowers and blower/vacuum. A guide to power machines for fall cleanup.
HORTICULTURE Oct 1997 (v.94#8) pg. 58

Dustpan for leaves. Large wooden box (4x4x2-ft. deep) has drop down sides, two wheels and a rope handle. Used to collect leaves being raked up.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #534 Nov 1972 (v.68) pg. 132

How to build a metal frame with wheels to hold plastic bags for yard clean-up.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #59 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 90

Tip: Portable plastic bag holder keeps bag open.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1979 (v.26#2) pg. 32

Tip: Build a large leaf hopper (large basket) from plastic pipe and wire netting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1982 (v.29#10) pg. 22

Bale leaves for easier storing with this baler that uses an automobile jack to compress the leaves. Basic design illustrated and construction plans may be ordered. Est. cost: $40.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1987 (v.34#9) pg. 69

Leaf baler, made from plywood, angle iron and a recycled bumper jack, is a two-wheel trailer with a moveable end wall. It compacts 30 to 40 bushels of leaves to a bale 12"x24"x24". Est. cost: $100.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1989 (v.36#8) pg. 68

A consumer guide to leaf blowers that can be used to vacuum and shred the leaves.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1996 (v.43#7) pg. 64

Ten things to do with fall leaves.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1999 (v.46#5) pg. 53

Leaf blower "blows" leaves into pile.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1965 (v.124#3) pg. 170

Framework to hold leaf bag open.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1972 (v.138#6) pg. 163

Use the motor and fan from an old vacuum cleaner to make a blower to "rake" up leaves and clippings into piles.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1976 (v.145#1) pg. 138

A collapsible leaf cart you can make. A simple frame, covered with chicken wire and fitted with two wheels is used to collect large loads of leaves (over 100 bushels) for disposal.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1982 (v.158#3) pg. 64

Wooden frame with wheels holds a large plastic bag open so that leaves may be raked into the bag for disposal.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1969 (v.195#5) pg. 188

Make a bagger for your fall leaves. A plywood funnel attached to a plastic bag aids in bagging leaves.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1971 (v.199#4) pg. 156

How to build a yard vacuum for a riding garden tractor. Est. cost: $250.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1974 (v.205#4) pg. 120

Ideas for holding a trash bag open while you fill it with garden debris.
SUNSET Aug 1983 (v.171#2) pg. 62

Large piece of denim (72"x60") equipped with straps serves as a tote to collect and move garden trimmings, leaves, etc.
SUNSET Apr 1988 (v.180#4) pg. 264

Buyer's guide to electric and gas-powered handheld blower-vacs.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #809 Oct 1996 (v.92) pg. 62

After the fall. A guide to leaf cleanup tools.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #818 Sep 1997 (v.93) pg. 66

How to make a lightweight blower for cleaning debris from flower beds and that can be fitted with a sprayer for applying insecticides. Blower is made from an old tank vacuum cleaner.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1974 (v.30#4) pg. 22