Use this rake to access under and around shrubs and plantings when a regular sized rake would be too big. The 48" wood handle and 8 in head makes getting into tight places easier. Finally you can get all the leaves & debris out from behind & under your shrubs during spring and fall cleanup. Also excellent as a kid's rake- let the little ones help out with a tool that is their size and really works. Consider adding this compact but effective rake to your camping gear for a nice clean site without lugging along a full-size rake. Works great in the flower garden too!