Our favorite DIY tools to perk up the yard

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Debbie L. Sklar

DIY tools to perk up the yard.

Our favorite DIY tools to perk up the yard

As autumn approaches and you ditch your swim raft and suntan oil for tools to clean up around the yard, you'll want to know what's the best of the best to help get it done.

Whether you have to rake leaves or clean out gutters, we've got you covered with these must-have DIY tools.

Our favorite rakes

When the fall season arrives it almost always brings with it cascading leaves at some point, right? Even if you live in a warm climate where palm trees sway, you'll need a rake to gather them up. We like the Gardenite for everyday cleanup or the Flexrate.

Our favorite spading forks

Finally, you will need a spading fork for mulching, digging, and more once the cooler weather arrives. Our top picks are the Truper and the Ames.

Our favorite electric drills

When it comes to outside DIY tools, you're nobody in the neighborhood unless you have an awesome electric drill to use on everything from A to Z. We're a fan of the Hitachi, as well as the Black and Decker.

Our favorite ladders and wheelbarrows

While neither may be tools, a step ladder, as well as a wheelbarrow, are two items that could certainly help you as you tackle all of the chores needed in the yard as a DIYer.  For instance, if you need to search the garage shelves or you're hanging up fall decorations, you'll want a sturdy step ladder that can support you. We like Little Giant Ladders or the Flip-N-Light.

As for a great wheelbarrow to haul stuff around, back and forth, and to and fro, we love the Worx, a true workhorse that will soon become your favorite.

Debbie L. Sklar is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.

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