Fall’s here, and the leaves just keep dropping. Too bad the trees don’t drop their leaves all at the same time — no, to keep your yard clean you’ll have to rake many times before fall’s over. Plus, if you have trees like red oaks that hold onto their leaves over the winter, you’ll be out there raking in the spring several times, too. All this raking takes away valuable shop time. Would something like this $150 lawn sweeper from Agri-Fab make the work go faster?
This particular lawn sweeper cleans a 26″ swath and collects up to 7 cubic feet of dry leaves/debris in its replaceable vinyl hopper — unfortunately, it won’t work very well with soggy leaves. With its zinc-plated steel frame and polypropylene housing, the 52-1/2″ x 31″ x 33″ sweeper weighs in at 25 pounds.
Is a lawn sweeper the answer for keeping your yard clean in the fall, or will it just sit in the garage gathering dust? Let us know your experiences in comments.