A lawn sweeper is a very important garden tool for every homeowner. Lawn sweepers have simplified the work done by a rake in clearing leaves, debris and grass clippings away. A lawn sweeper works perfectly well thanks to the long-lasting brushes, that ensure the grass won’t get damaged while cleaning your yard or lawn. If you need to ditch the back-breaking rakes you need to have the best push lawn sweeper- one that will last season after season.
After testing and trying different push lawn sweepers, we found the Agri-Fab 45-0218 26-Inch Push Lawn Sweeper to be the best push lawn sweeper that every homeowner should get for their lawns.
Using a Push Lawn Sweeper
During summer, you need pick up the grass clippings, while in spring, you need to collect debris from winter to prevent mold. In fall, the lawn sweeper sweeps up debris, removes leaves and grass clippings. In autumn, the leaves fall on the ground and need to be collected. During this time, you might have several considerations. Instead of raking, you might sweep them. Alternatively, the dry layer of leaves can be mowed by a mulching mower into a nutrient-rich meal for your yard or lawn. By leaving the finely chopped up leaves on the grass- they will settle in and decompose.
After collecting the leaves, you can add them to your composite pile, use them as mulch around your garden and shrubs, use them as winter protection for tender bushes and roses. Lastly, you might put them on the vegetable garden to be tilled into the soil.
While some might consider getting a bagger instead of a sweeper, its important to understand why I recommend a sweeper. Sweepers can hold twice as much as baggers can do. In addition, you can empty the sweeper bag while still seated on the tractor.
However, when using a sweeper, make sure the leaves have not gotten wet and matted down. Its advisable to use the lawn sweeper on a dry lawn.
Lawn sweepers have rotating brushes that pull twigs, leaves, grass clippings and other lightweight materials from the lawn and dump them in a removable bag.
Types of lawn sweepers
Hand powered push sweepers– easy to use as they are lightweight and are relatively quiet. They don’t need much maintenance and can last for long. The collection bag could be smaller. They are best fit for small lawns and dry debris.
Power sweepers– commonly referred to as leaf vacuums with some having a shredder device that compresses the volume of the debris. They can either be electric or gas powered. They might be heavier than the other counterparts. The noise, dust and vibration produced by the powered sweepers makes them unpopular among most homeowners. They are best fit for excessively steep lawns or large lawns where a push sweeper would be exhausting to use.
Lawn tractor sweeper or tow behind lawn sweeper– the sweeper is attached to a riding lawn mower or a garden tractor. They are best fit for larger lawns. With one pass, the sweeper is able to cover a lot of ground. The bag can be emptied from the driver’s seat. If you have a riding lawn mower, you will reduce the costs as you will be required to get the sweeper alone.