Clearing your yard of unwanted leaves is a chore that has traditionally required using a rake. The process is simple, but the job is tedious. You have to get out the rake and spend an afternoon hunched over trying to pick up leaves. After you have the leaves in a big pile you go grab a stack of trash bags to gather in your work. Then you have to find a place to get rid of your leaves. Not all cities will take yard waste at the curb side trash pick up.

There is a tool that makes clearing your lawn easier. A lawn sweeper will pick up any loose debris on your yard simply by rolling the tool over the lawn. Lawn sweepers are shaped much like your standard push lawn mower. They have a main cylinder that houses the rotating brushes. These brushes spin on their axis and sweep up the loose material on the lawn. Once the loose material is swept up by these brushes it is deposited into a container, or hopper, located on the rear of the push lawn sweeper. The leaves are then easily dumped into a garbage bag or bin. If you plan on composting your leaves it is even easier. You can roll the lawn sweeper over to your compost pile without ever having to lift the bag of leaves. Most push lawn sweepers have a hopper that can tilt up to dump the leaves out.

Finding the right tool for any job is key to making the job go smoothly. Lawn care is no different. If you enjoy working up a sweat and spending some time raking up your lawn then buying a lawn sweeper probably doesn't make a lot of sense. If, however, you are looking for a way to save some of your time on the weekends then you should take a look at the different sweepers that are available. There are the push sweepers that I described earlier as well as sweepers that attach to the back of a tractor or riding lawn mower. Which one works best for you depends on your preference as well as the size of your yard.