The Best Lawn Sweeper For That Immaculate Lawn You Want

The Best Lawn Sweeper for An Immaculate Lawn

“A quick & easy guide for choosing the best lawn sweeper for your money!”

I do enjoy the occasional lawn raking and sweeping. There’s something deep about the colored leaves that fall in autumn. It’s a good time to think and meditate on roses and poor life choices.
Most of the time, though, it’s a chore and I don’t even have that big a garden!

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  • Here’s a quick look at the lawn sweepers I was able to check:

Lawn Sweeper

Class

Weight

Sweeper Size

Hopper (Bag) Size

Rating

Agri-Fab 45-0218

Push

25lbs / 11kg

26"

7 cu ft / 52 gal

Yardwise 23630-YW

Push

12lbs / 5.5kg

21"

3 cu ft / 26 gal

Sun Joe SJSW26M

Push

32lbs / 17kg

26"

7 cu ft / 52 gal

Mid West B-369

Push

30lbs / 13.5kg

31"

8.1 cu ft / 60.5 gal

Troy-Bilt CSV60

Push

116lbs / 52.5kg

24"

2.5 cu ft / 18.5 gal

Agri-Fab 45-0320

Tow

68lbs / 31kg

42"

12 cu ft / 90 gal

Agri-Fab 45-0492

Tow

92.6lbs / 42kg

44"

25 cu ft / 187 gal

Ohio Steel 42SWP22

Tow

95lbs / 43kg

42"

22 cu ft / 165 gal

Ohio Steel 50SWP26

Tow

102lbs / 46kg

50"

26 cu ft / 196 gal

Brinly STS-427LXH

Tow

80lbs / 36.3kg

42"

20 cu ft / 150 gal

Besides, we really should remove fallen leaves from our lawns as they keep sunlight from reaching the grass. Regular raking can also damage your precious lawn if you’re not careful, or too deep in thought. I’ve never liked leaf blowers because of the noise and pollution they emit.
So, I decided on a lawn sweeper. Of course I had to get the best lawn sweeper I could find.

The Lawn Sweeper

  • Like that time I looked for a good mower, the number of lawn sweeper choices was incredible! I saw different kinds at different price points with different features, and it was confusing! I had no idea where to start!
  • After much research and testing, I finally got the perfect lawn sweeper on the budget I had. You don’t have to go through the same frustration as I did! I’ll be sharing with you here everything I’ve learned on my quest for the best lawn sweeper!
  • There you go! That’s ten different lawn sweepers, five walk-behind lawn sweepers and five tow sweepers. Initially I didn’t know whether to get a walk-behind or a tow attachment. They seemed equally effective to the task. I had just about had enough of the constant raking and manual sweeping of the leaves and grass clippings that I’d found on my otherwise clean cut grass.
  • I considered my budget and the size of my lawn. I have an average-sized lawn and had about $300 to spare. I listed nine sweepers within the money I had but also added a gasoline-powered push sweeper (the Troy-Bilt) just because it got me curious. One look at its price and weight, though, and I knew I wouldn’t be getting it.
  • Again, I’m partial to noisy and air-polluting (and expensive) machines so I wouldn’t suggest you get one. Feel free to check it out if you have an abundance of gasoline and haven’t swept your lawn in a year or so. Although, you may also consider the size of the sweepers and the bag, or hopper that comes with it.

Reviews

In addition to being effective in its intended use, which is to sweep up leaves, clippings, loose dirt, and other lawn debris, a good lawn sweeper must be durable. It will face a lot of wear and tear as it pulls debris so a sturdy body and hopper bag is a must.

I also found the most if not all of the lawn sweepers require some assembly before use and different techniques for the best cut. Hence user-friendliness is also essential.

Best Lawn Sweepers

Push

  • Sweeper Size: 26inches
  • Weight: 25lbs / 11kg
  • Hopper Size: 7 cu ft / 52 gal

The Agri-Fab 45-0218 is our winner for the best lawn sweeper in the Push class! This durable sweeper is incredibly light but has one of the biggest hopper bags in its class so bigger lawns will not be a problem. Being very affordable didn’t hurt too.

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The hopper also proved quite sturdy as opposed to some of the other lawn sweepers that easily wore out, or sadly, tore completely. I also appreciated being able to collapse the hopper for easy storage or even hang it up because it’s so light!

If you’re on a budget and not in possession of a tractor or ATV, then this lawn sweeper would be best for you. I eventually bought this particular lawn sweeper and I can say I’m satisfied. I can now go back to my meditating with worrying about damaging my grass with a rake.

Pros

  • Sturdy and durable
  • Light and easy to handle
  • Wide sweeper for bigger properties
  • Bighopper
  • Hopper disconnects for emptying
  • User-friendly
  • Easy storage
  • Three-year warranty
  • Best in value

Cons

  • Some assembly required
  • Difficulty cleaning corners
  • Wide sweeper may be difficult in smaller spaces

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Folds for easy storage
  • Very light
  • Adjustable sweeper height
  • Easy Assembly

Cons

  • Made of cheaper material
  • Poor construction
  • Small bag
  • Difficulty in picking up heavier debris

Pros

  • Solid construction
  • Large hopper
  • Easily detaches for emptying
  • Adjustable sweeper height

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Hard to handle
  • Difficult to empty hopper bag
  • Weak Handle

Pros

  • Large hopper
  • Large sweepers
  • Easy assembly

Cons

  • Only for dry debris
  • Most plastic construction
  • Jams easily
  • Expensive
  • Heavy
  • Hopper design makes it very difficult during windy days
  • Poor brush design
  • Poor performance on uneven terrain
  • Very difficult to use on grass

Pros

  • Powerful vacuum
  • Shredder allows relatively more debris in bag

Cons

  • NoisyExpensive
  • Catch bag poorly made / easily tears

Tow

  • Weight: 92.6lbs / 42kg
  • Sweeper Size: 44inches
  • Hopper size: 25 cu ft / 187 gal
  • Price: $330-400

Another great lawn sweeper from Agri-Fab! I would have chosen this lawn sweeper if my lawn was any bigger! So I’ve you have a larger property and you’re looking for a great attachment to your riding lawn mower, tractor or garden ATV, look no further than the Agri-Fab 45-0492.

It’s 42-inch sweepers and large hopper size makes quick work of any messy lawn. Like its smaller cousin in the push class, this lawn sweeper is very sturdy and stores very nicely in your garage or garden shed.

You’ll be able to save more time as its patented hitch allows for simultaneous mowing and sweeping! A very nifty feature, as well, is the level that juts out from the middle of the sweeper which allows you to empty the hopper without even getting off your mower!

This tow-sweeper is hungry for all those fallen leaves and pine cones!

Pros

  • Very durable
  • Tough brushes
  • Wide Sweeper
  • Large hopper
  • User-friendly
  • Three-year warranty
  • Easy emptying
  • Collapsible for easy storage
  • Quick-no-tools-assembly
  • Compatible with most tractors and riding mowers
  • Mow and Sweep
  • Height-adjustable hitch
  • Adjustable brush height

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Hopper bag is its weakest point
  • Wet leaves and debris may damage hopper bag

Those are our best lawn sweepers in their respective classes. Continue reading below about the other eight lawn sweepers or you can skip to our lawn sweeper guide for more information.


Pros

  • LightEasy Assembly
  • Easy storage
  • Wide sweeper brush

Cons

  • Flimsy construction
  • Very small bag
  • Poor bag quality

Pros

  • Easy storage
  • Smooth quiet operation
  • Durable
  • Solid construction
  • User-friendly
  • Large bag
  • Good value

Cons

  • Wheels lose traction on wet surface
  • Difficult brush height adjustment
  • Poor hopper bag material
  • Difficult to empty full hopper bag

Pros

  • Very wide sweeper brush
  • Solid construction
  • User-friendly
  • Large bag

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Expensive
  • Poor gears/wheel quality
  • Difficult assembly

Pros

  • Sturdy build quality
  • Durable hopper bag
  • Easy storage
  • Versatile sweeper for different kinds of debris
  • Good at sweeping wet debris

Cons

  • Small hopper bag
  • Difficult brush adjustments
  • Difficult instructions/assembly

Lawn Sweeper Guide

There are two classes of lawn sweepers: Push sweepers and tow sweepers.

Pros and Cons of Push Sweepers

  • Push sweepers can look like your regular walk-behind mower but instead of cutting grass, it sweeps up leaves and lawn debris with brushes using the momentum from the forward movement. The brushes sweep the debris into a large hopper bag for easy disposal.
  • Push Sweepers are a good fit for smaller properties that need weekly maintenance.
  • Push Sweepers are quiet, easy to use, and allows you to quickly sweep up debris without a need for a pulling tractor or ATV
  • These however can become inefficient on slopes or large properties. Most push sweepers handle wet debris poorly.

Pros and Cons of Tow Sweepers

  • Tow sweepers, on the other hand, work by being hitched to the back of a riding mower, tractor or ATV and uses that momentum to brush leaves into its hopper bag. Tow sweepers are usually bigger than push sweepers and have higher capacity bags then push sweepers.
  • They are great for bigger lawns or large swathes of land as they cover ground much faster due to their bigger sized sweepers. If you own (or maintain) a land larger than an acre, a tow sweeper would be best.
  • Tow Sweepers are also more expensive than push sweepers and may be difficult to use in smaller areas.

Benefits

Do you remember all the benefits you gained when you switched from manual lawn trimming to using a mower? Making use of a good lawn sweeper will amplify those benefits!

  • Sweep and clean up your property much faster
  • Save yourself the fatigue of manual sweeping or raking
  • Prevent damage to your lawn

Don’t just throw away all the leaves you’ve swept! Now that you’ve tidied them up, you can:

  • Use as mulch
  • Add to compost
  • Use as a shield for delicate plants during winter
  • Transplant delicate plant and cover over with dry leaves

I hope this handy guide will be helpful to you! Save your time and your back and get a lawn sweeper!

    Hoang Quang

    Hello! I’m Quang Hoang and Grow Gardener is my little nook for all the adventures, and occasional misadventures, on my journey in gardening! As I continue to awaken life in little seeds and struggle to keep flora alive, I’ll be here sharing with all of you what I’ve learned! Join me in my little garden, and let’s grow together.

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