Using Lawn Sweeper For Your Yard
A lawn sweeper is a piece of mechanical yard maintenance equipment that picks up grass clippings, twigs, leaves and other lightweight debris from your yard. As the lawn sweeper is pushed over the lawn, the brushes rotate and “comb through” the grass, throwing back clippings, leaves, twigs, small stones and other debris into the catcher. The catcher can then be emptied onto a compost pile or into the trash. Quiet and pollution-free, lawn sweepers are an ecologically friendly alternative to leaf blowers or raking. Blowers have been outlawed in some cities due to the noise they produce, while raking even a relatively small lawn takes considerable time and appreciable work. Pushing a lawn sweeper is relatively easy and only takes as long as it takes to walk the lawn. This makes sweepers especially ideal for yards with small maple trees, oaks, birch or other deciduous leaf-shedders.
A lawn sweeper is a lightweight, so almost anyone can use one, and removal of debris helps to keep mower blades sharp. Lawn sweepers brush up the turf as they go, which leaves the grass standing tall and helps ensure that grass is mowed to an even height. Lawn sweepers can even be used to clean driveways or walkways after a light snow. To ensure the longevity of a lawn sweeper, it is recommended they be kept clean and dry.