Just what is a push lawn sweeper? It's not a machine that everyone is familiar with, but it's an incredibly useful one that could save some money and energy. These manual powered devices are pushed along much like a manual lawn mower. They use the force of the user's motion to work, and have no gas or electric motor on board. That means they're effective no matter where you take them, and they don't cause pollution. They pick up leaves and other debris, cleaning your lawn or other area easily and effectively, but without noise or excess energy use.
A manual lawn sweeper can be more convenient than a powered one. If that sounds odd, you shouldn't be surprised. Many people believe that powered devices are more convenient, but this isn't always the case. After all, a gas sweeper needs to be refilled regularly, and can't be allowed to sit fueled for a long period of time to keep the fuel from going bad. Electric sweepers are quieter and easier to use at odd times, but they still need to be plugged in or recharged, which can make it hard to take them wherever you want. A manual sweeper has none of these requirements, and can be used far from civilization, if you need to.
Using a push lawn sweeper clean up your yard can save you an incredible amount of time. We have all done the tried and true method of getting rid of leaves by using the rake. While the rake is a tool that will never leave my shed, I've added a yard sweeper to cut down on the time I spend picking up leaves.
Leaf vacuum operate much like the yard sweeper, but they use suction to gather in the leaves. Lawn vacuums can be very loud. Another option is the leaf blower. Leaf blowers basically push the leaves out of the way by using forced air. Leaf blowers can move a large amount of leaves in almost no time, but you still have to deal with bagging. If your neighbor's yard is next to your property line make sure not to blow all of your leaves into their yard.
Any of these tools can save time cleaning up your yard. I prefer using sweepers because of the simplicity. I never have to worry about running out of gas. I never have to worry about bad spark plugs or a faulty engine. There is just something nice about using a tool that doesn't rely on fuel to operate correctly. I've even switched to using one of those old school lawn mowers with the spinning blades and no engine. Sweeping up the yard has never been easier.