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October 21, 2021

Fall 2021 - Cleaned Up And Looking Good

Fall 2021 - Cleaned Up And Looking Good

Mid-October. Wet leaves on the sidewalk beneath boughs losing their summer raiment. Grass growing green on the verge, parkway, and lawn, encouraged by each day’s rainfall and overlooked by hedges of unruly privet, boxwood, and yew. Breezy. Sometimes windy. The nip in the air means sleeping with the windows open at night and taking sips of coffee with both palms around the cup in the morning for warmth. It’s rakes and jackets weather and Hammacher Schlemmer is here to help get your landscape prepared for a winter blanket of snow.

Leaving the leaves to The Clog Preventing Gutter Guards is a good way to minimize, if not completely eliminate, trips to the roof to clean out gutters. These non-complicated screens snap together and insert into a gutter to form a cage-like barrier that prevents leaves and other detritus from clogging a gutter while a built-in dome keeps downspout openings clear for water drainage.

Once the leaves are off the roof, out of the gutters, and on the ground, The Leaf Collecting Lawn Sweeper makes quick work of yard work with a 21”-wide opening that combs grass of leaves and clippings, storing them in a 26-gallon nylon mesh collection bin.

Then it’s time to bring out The Best Long Reach Hedge Trimmer, which can reach bushes up to 12’ tall with its 20” hardened steel blade that operates at 1,300 strokes per minute. Its cordless design is so efficient, it can cut through branches up to 5/6” thick while providing a full hour of continuous use – plenty of time to trim a hedge and still get inside for the game.

But what to wear for all this clean-up work?

For a good base layer when it’s not raining, The Washable Cashmere Sweatshirt provides the softness the downy undercoat of Cashmere goats and the durability of two-ply yarn. However, on those colder, windier, and wetter days, not even an Atlantic gale can match The Classic Irish Weatherproof Jacket. It’s made in County Cork, Ireland from a tightly woven, wind-blocking polyester shell and a breathable waterproof membrane that makes it ideal for Fall cleanup.

Check back again as we near the holidays!