I live in a condo but bought this because sometimes on trash pickup day if it's windy my neighbor's trash will blow into my flower beds. This helps me dig it out of the shrubs and flowers without getting all dirty. I have no need to use it for leaves since the landscapers take care of that for me but it works great for my intended purpose.
I love the rake. It comes very handy in the fall season. With one stroke and you have a handful pile of leaves waiting for you to throw in the dumpster. Easy use, great results, less muscle work. Happy with the product.