With all the “green” buzz words going around these days, why not take a look in your own garage?
Think about the hundreds of people in your neighborhood alone who fire up their weed eaters, lawn tractors, or leaf blowers each day during the summer. In some cities, leaf blowers have even been outlawed because of their loud noise. Since this started happening however, most leaf blower companies have started making models which are much quieter and run at extremely less decibels. But still, think of all that pollution going into the air just in your neighborhood, now take that times millions! While leaf blowers are nice and help move all the leaves into a nice pile, you still have to pick them up somehow and bag them. Why not combine the two steps into one with a lawn sweeper? Better yet, why not start using a push lawn sweeper and be a little greener these days?
Push lawn sweepers are pieces of lawn equipment which sweep your yard. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and for any budget. A simple push yard sweeper, like the Precision Products 26-Inch Push Lawn Sweeper, can be found for around $ 100. Yard or leaf sweepers combine two steps into one by sweeping the leaves up into a hamper or hopper which can easily be dumped into a garden or trash bag. Hopper sizes range from a few cubic feet up to 30 gallons for the bigger tow-behind sweepers. Although with the tow-behind sweepers your still using gasoline to pull it behind a lawn tractor or ATV.
Push or human power lawn sweepers work the same way as the tow-behind models. A series of small brushes spin on an axle (usually the wheel axle) and sweep the leaves up into a hopper. These tools work great for smaller lawns that have a lot of trees and can be pushed around the yard in no time!
Besides a push lawn sweeper being more eco friendly, think of the awesome exercise you’ll be getting while pushing it around the lawn! For more on garden sweepers and Lawn Sweeper reviews, check out Best Lawn Sweeper.