This is my bulkhead area after the winter. I didn't really get a chance to get in there and clean out all the leaves before the snow came in, so I'm stuck with all the compressed dead leaves and debris you can see in the picture below. I eventually want to fill this area with small stone or something, but that's a project for another day.
This area's too tight for me to get in with a rake and a leafblower would be completely ineffective since a lot of the debris is so wet and stuck down.
Suggestions for how to clean this mess?