Learn how to easily collect your grass clippings and other small debris as you mow. Our lawn care expert shares how to keep your yard truly free of grass clippings without raking, mulching, or vacuuming.
A lawn sweeper utilizes brushes on an axle that turn as you go to collect grass clippings, leaves, and small debris into a hopper for easy disposal. They come in different styles to meet different needs.
For those with a large yard who use a riding mower, you can attach a tow-behind lawn sweeper behind your mower and collect excess grass clippings as you mow.
Tow-behind lawn sweeper widths range from 21 - 120 inches. The width determines how quickly you can collect debris and grass clippings.
While 21 inch sweepers are suitable for smaller properties, 100+ inch sweepers help by reducing the number of passes on larger properties.
2. Choosing a Hopper
Hoppers come in different sizes, holding different amounts of grass clippings. If you have a smaller yard, a 12 cubic-foot hopper may be fine.
However, if you have several acres and don't wish to stop as frequently at the compost pile, a 26 cubic-foot hopper or multiple hopper yard sweeper may suite you better.
3. Choosing a Hitch
Lastly, you must choose a hitch. The hitch height depends on what you're using to tow the sweeper.
A zero turn mower has a lower hitch than a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV). For more versatility, there are sweepers with multi-hitch height. This provides you the option of using it on zero turn mowers or UTVs.
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