PRO TIP: For easier pickup around the garden, use a lightweight reacher (a.k.a., grabber). A reacher or grabber tool like the Ettore Grip ‘n Grab is extremely handy when picking up small branches and twigs from the yard. It saves a lots of bending. I’ve had a reacher in my toolshed for more than a decade.
BONUS TIP: In addition to picking up branches and twigs around the garden, there’s a way to use a reacher to pick up any metal screws or other tiny metal objects that you might have dropped into the landscape or on the shed floor. By adding a heavy duty magnet to the gripper’s business end, you can drag the grabber across the yard or shop floor and tiny bits of metal will stick to the magnet. This has saved me from a few wheelbarrow flat tires over the years.