Pine straw falls year round in Georgia and I was raking some up last weekend to get ready for the mowing season. A neighbor was out doing the same thing—he was raking the straw into lines and then condensing the lines into piles. I've always just stood in one spot and pulled in all the straw the rake could reach, so after I go 360 degrees I'm standing in a bullseye with a pile of straw at the middle.
I think his method is OCD and a waste of time but he thinks I couldn't possibly get everything raked up my way. Who's right here? Is there a "proper" way to rake? Anybody have any good methods to share?