The pain shoots up your spine and sets a light bulb off in your head..."There must be an easier way to clear grass cuttings, leaves, nuts and seeds from my lawn"
Lawn Sweepers will confine your rake to the trash forever, but which one is right for you?
We must ask 4 simple questions;
• What is your budget?
• Do you own as Ride on Mower or Lawn Tractor?
• How much storage space do you have?
• How large is the lawn you wish to clear?
So what are your options? Well, sweepers come in 2 basic classes. These are push and tow types.
Push lawn sweepers are powered by hand and pushed along your lawn to pick up debris. They are usually plastic in construction and if purchasing a basic model the price is generally lower. Hopper size, however, can be an issue. While using a push type lawn sweeper will greatly reduce the effort of lawn clearance on a smaller lawn, you may find you are emptying the hopper more often. They are perfectly adequate for small to medium sized lawns. Push types also require much less storage space.
If you have a larger lawn and own, or consider owning a lawn tractor or ATV, you should consider a tow lawn sweeper. These are hitched to the back of your mower or ATV and pulled behind. They can often be offset from your Mower so you can 'cut and collect' in one swoop. Tow type sweepers are more expensive than push types, and are constructed of more effective materials (metal rather than plastic) and require some assembly. Tow types require more storage space, although, this shouldn't be an issue if you already store an ATV or lawn tractor.
Most types of sweeper can however be disassembled between uses to store more effectively. So whether you are considering purchasing a lawn sweeper, or are deciding which model to opt for, keep in mind the question we asked at the start of this article and make the correct decision.
So put down your rake, and consider a mechanical replacement which will save you time, save your arms and back, and make your lawn look amazing
If you would like to read some in depth reviews, complaints and customer feedback of a wide range of lawn sweepers, please check out Lawn-Sweepers.net.
Richard Johnson is an independent reviewer of garden equipment, including lawn sweepers at his website [http://lawn-sweepers.net]. Read reviews, complaints and feedback before deciding which item is right for your needs.
Article provided by Rich E Johnson