The best lawn sweeper for your type of lawn can help make your home look better in the spring and summer. It will get rid of the grass clippings on your driveway, your grass’s natural color, and other types of debris so that your yard looks as good as new. It will get rid of the grass clippings and other material quickly so you don’t have to wait as long before mowing the lawn. The best lawn sweeper is also quick and efficient at collecting dead grass clippings, leaf litter, and other grass debris, leaving your lawn a clean, pristine appearance. However, not all lawn sweepers function the same.
There are four types of lawn sweepers available for you to choose from – electric, gas, tractor, and tow-behind lawn sweeper. Most people choose gas because it is the easiest to use, but tractor and tow-behind lawn sweeper are also very popular options. Each has its own advantages, disadvantages, and features. It is important that you carefully consider which option best suits your needs and preferences. So here are some tips to help you choose the best lawn sweeper.
First, you need to determine what you are trying to achieve. Do you want to keep debris picked up off your lawn? Do you just want to clear clutter and keep the grass cut short? Consider how much time you want to spend picking up debris, whether you have enough space on the tractor itself, how much you can afford to spend on a gas powered unit, and other factors such as whether you live in a rural or city area and whether or not you have a parking lot. The more time you want to spend picking up grass debris and other objects, the more expensive an electric or gas-powered lawn sweeper might be.
Second, consider the type of sweeping action needed. Towing a tractor or riding an ATV do a more thorough job than a hand-held sweep brush. Consider the overall size of your yard and how much debris accumulates. If your grass is relatively short, a handheld sweeper may not be able to reach your entire yard in one sweep. Consider what features you would prefer as well: automatic positioning, cutting width, tilt, or other functions. Some sweepers will even turn the sweeper around to face another direction if necessary for getting around obstacles or looking at different directions.
Third, consider the size of the area you want to cover with the sweeper. A small sweeping path is more effective than a large sweeping area, as larger areas have more brush to pick up. A narrow gap in a brush will be easier to pick up than a wide open area, unless of course you are a giant! Remember that push lawn sweeper models are generally three times the size of a hand operated unit, so don’t choose a push model for a large yard or one with very high brush. If you are unsure, go with a hand operated unit.
Fourth, consider the specific task you would like to perform with the sweeper. Is it simply to pick up and drop off leaves? Or will you need to clear snow? Smaller lawn sweepers can be used to clear just a few leaves; for heavier debris, you may need a larger model. Also, remember that larger sweepers cannot carry as much debris, so be sure to factor this into your decision.
Fifth, consider how much power you need from your push lawn sweeper. A more powerful motor will be able to pick up more yard debris. Also, it may be more difficult to get the sweeper to move around corners. More expensive units may also be less maneuverable. If you plan on picking up and dropping off larger lawn debris, be sure to choose a sweeper with a longer reach. A shorter reach makes it more difficult to sweep in tight spaces.
Most homeowners also choose a sweeper based on the type of debris they want to pick up. Some homeowners only want to collect pine needles. If you only have a few pine needles in your yard, a small upright model will likely do the job for you. However, if you have a lot of pine needles sitting in your yard, a larger unit may be your best option.