Nothing is more annoying than leaf and garden waste floating around. But the rake can stay in the shed: you simply blow the leaves away with a leaf blower or vacuum them up using a leaf cleaner.
A leaf cleaner is the easiest way to get leaves and other garden waste out of your garden. Blow it into a pile, or suck it up. Some leaf cleaners even have a shredder that shreds the garden waste as you suck it up. That way, more will fit in the collection bag and the garden waste will decompose faster on the compost heap. Ideal for you. Ideal for the garden.