Published on October 17th, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better
Use A Lawn Sweeper For Leaf Removal
Don’t look now, but leaves are probably piling up in your yard.
We speak from experience. Around the backyard here (and the front yard too) we’ve watched as our trees have gone from a vibrant green color, to a mix of glowing yellows, reds, and some browns. And one by one, the leaves are falling and blowing, and piling up around here.
Like most everyone else, we’ve used, and continue to use various rake designs and we like them. They’re simple and functional.
But there are other options to pick up all those leaves and a lawn sweeper is a good one.
In case you don’t know what this is, or haven’t seen one yet, in basic terms, this is a device that you’ll push across the lawn and as you push it, there are brushes that literally sweep up the leaves and other debris into a large catch basin. It’s a pretty clean and effective way to clean up the yard.
This particular sweeper from Agri-Fab is a pretty good one. It works best on flat ground, for better results on leaves you’ll want to stay up on things. Don’t let them pile up too much or get to heavy and it will work very well.
You’ll also find lawn sweepers that can be towed or pulled behind a mower as well. Whether you push or pull them, they have the ability to make leaf removal (and composting leaves) a bit easier.