Few things make home owners more proud than a beautiful lawn.
A clean and lush lawn can be the touchstone of your property.
One of the most common ways the beauty and health of a lawn is compromised is when it gets cluttered with debris.
Pine needles and cones.
Those pesky sweet gumballs.
The list goes on.
A lawn that’s covered with debris ordinarily means doing one thing: reaching for the rake.
Ditch The Rake
But not so fast. Leave that rake alone for a minute.
Raking takes hours.
And it can cause your body to hurt.
If the thought of having to rake your lawn fills you with dread, especially after spring and during the fall, then a lawn sweeper is what you need.
A one-off investment in this labor-saving machine will lead to huge time savings, allowing you to spend more energy doing the things you actually want to do.
Save Your Time
Raking and bagging leaves often take hours, maybe even most of your day (or several days!) Lawn sweepers drastically reduce time required for clearing the leaves.
There are two types of lawn sweepers: tow behind and push.
Tow behind lawn sweepers attach to the back of your riding lawn mower or tractor. So you just have to drive over the affected areas of your lawn and let the sweeper do all the work, raking and bagging all in one go.
Then, when the hopper is full, drive to where you want to dump the leaves and empty.
The emptying action is usually just a pull of a rope from your tractor seat.
No need to spend time walking to and fro, carrying large bags of leaves.
The whole job could be finished in minutes.
Switching from a rake to a lawn sweeper will free up an amazing amount of time for you to do other things with.
Decrease Pain And Increase Energy
As with most outdoor activities, lawn work sometimes requires significant physical effort.
Raking lots of leaves takes a toll on your body.
Blisters on the hands.
Those are consequences of grabbing that rake and not letting go until you are worn out (yet leaves might still remain on the lawn).
Your body will thank you for getting a lawn sweeper, because all the above problems will be eliminated. You will have more energy and a healthier body to enjoy other activities on the lawn or away from it.
One of the key reasons people buy a lawn sweeper is to alleviate body aches.
Now, some people enjoy raking and the exercise it brings. However, few people like to spend the large amount of time it takes to rake the whole lawn. Everyone prefers to have more time for other things in life. A lawn sweeper is better even for them.
Why Lawn Sweepers Are Superior To Leaf Blowers
Lawn sweepers are not just the best alternative to raking.
They are also better than leaf blowers for clearing the lawn.
It is difficult to accumulate all the debris in one place with leaf blowers. They take a long time to gather up debris, and can be cumbersome to operate.
And they are loud, while lawn sweepers are quiet (except for the sound of the tractor/riding mower if you use a tow behind sweeper).
Another big advantage of a tow behind lawn sweeper versus a leaf blower is that you can mow the lawn and collect the grass clippings at the same time by using a riding lawn mower.
That results in even further time savings.