Frequently Asked Questions

Need more information? Have a specific question about LeafMate products? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below, or contact us directly with your inquiries or comments.

 

What is a LeafMate Yard Waste Bag Funnel?

Many municipalities throughout the nation are mandating the use of paper yard waste bags. Anyone who has attempted to fill one of these paper bags knows what a hassle using one can be. They are flimsy, easily punctured, do not stand up, and are just difficult to handle. The LeafMate Yard Waste Bag Funnel is designed to fit into the large paper leaf bags while giving the paper bag full support. When not in use, the funnel simply collapses and can hang on the wall for easy storage.

How do I use the LeafMate Yard Waste Bag Funnel?

Fully open a 30-gallon paper lawn and leaf bag, flip funnel upside down, slip the paper bag onto the funnel, then flip the funnel and bag back over. You have the option of laying the funnel on the ground and raking directly into it, or standing the bag upright and loading from the top. The choice is yours!

Will I use less paper bags when using the LeafMate Yard Waste Bag Funnel?

The LeafMate Funnel allows you to fully load bags, packing them to maximum capacity. The funnel completely protects the paper bag so that you can pack down the leaves and twigs without ripping or puncturing the paper. Paper bags packed to maximum capacity every time mean you use fewer bags, and save you money.

Is the LeafMate Yard Waste Bag Funnel durable?

Yes, as it's made of a heavy polyester combination material to give it a long, product life.

How can I clean my LeafMate Yard Waste Bag Funnel?

Simply use soap and water, hose off, let dry and snap down for easy, compact storage. The convenient storage loop makes it easy to hang in a shed or garage.

What is the difference between a LeafMate rake and a regular rake?

The LeafMate rake is a patented 2-Piece Rake System. It consists of a rake head portion and a sliding catcher "scoop". Use the rake as you would any conventional rake. When you have gathered your leaves or yard waste, simply slide the scoop onto the rake handle and you’re ready to pick up the piles. With the LeafMate 2-Piece Rake System, there is no bending and no touching, making yard cleanup faster and easier.

How does the sliding catcher "scoop" work on the rake?

The LeafMate rake is very easy to use. Simply slide the scoop onto the rake handle and pull the leaves back to you with the rake, pinching the leaves between the rake and scoop. Lift leaves over the bag then pull the scoop back to release leaves. After a minute of practice, this becomes a natural motion. Please watch the how-to video below for more information.


I have had plastic rakes in the past and they are not very durable. Is the LeafMate rake different?

We manufacture our LeafMate rakes here in the USA. We use high-impact polypropylene plastic that is tough and very durable. LeafMate products are built to last and are fully guaranteed.

Does the LeafMate rake come in a smaller size for the hard to reach areas in my yard?

LeafMate Jr. will be available in spring 2012. This will allow you to reach between shrubs, into window wells, under decks and other places without bending or touching a thing!

The rake I own presently is always clogging with leaves. Does the LeafMate rake clog up when raking?

The LeafMate rake is practically clog-free due to the curved rake head. If a leaf or twig should become wedged between the tines, you simply flip the rake over and drag, immediately clearing the rake. There is no longer a need to use your hands to pull leaves from the rake.

What is the LeafMate Collapsible Bag Holder?

Plastic and biodegradable waste bags come in many shapes and sizes, and most require a dedicated trash can to support each bag size. The LeafMate Collapsible Bag Holder is a uniquely constructed pop-up bag holder for plastic and biodegradable bags, which features an elastic cord to hold the bags open and upright. The bottomless design provides versatility to accommodate nearly all plastic and biodegradable waste bags 33 gallons or larger. Once filled, the bag holder can easily be pulled or collapsed from the packed bag. When not in use, the LeafMate Collapsible Bag Holder simply collapses and can hang on the wall for easy storage.

How do I use the LeafMate Collapsible Bag Holder?

Fully open a 33 – 55 gallon plastic or biodegradable bag, insert the bag into the expanded bag holder, and tuck the edge of the open bag under the elastic cord. You are ready to load your waste!

Will I use less plastic bags when using the LeafMate Collapsible Bag Holder?

The LeafMate Collapsible Bag Holder allows you to fully load bags, packing them to maximum capacity. The bottomless design allows you to raise the bag holder as you fill it. Packing the waste as you raise the bag holder will allow you to maximize the capacity of the bag. Fewer bags means fewer dollars!

Is the LeafMate Collapsible Bag Holder durable?

Yes, as it’s made of a heavy duty polyester material with a washable PVC liner.

How can I clean my LeafMate Collapsible Bag Holder?

Simply use soap and water, hose off, let dry and snap down for easy, compact storage. The convenient storage handles make it easy to hang in a shed or garage.