Mowing is a regular part of homeowners' woes, but it doesn't stop there. Once you've finished, you have a blanket of grass clippings to deal with.
Cleaning these clippings up right away is an important part of caring for your lawn. Leaving them there blocks sunlight for the live grass.
So how can you collect grass clippings with more speed and efficiency? Easy, with a lawn sweeper!
|Selecting A Sweeper in Three Easy Steps|
1. Choosing a Width
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.