What to Choose - Lawn Sweeper vs Lawn Bagger

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Yard work can be a daunting prospect if you are faced with the task of cleaning away materials across the expanse of your lawn but only have hand tools to assist your efforts. Having and using the proper tools for the job will help you finish the cleanup quickly, puts less stress on the body, and makes the work easier. 

Grass Baggers

The grass baggers are to be attached to the mower or integrated into the mower itself and collect grass clippings as you mow. You can opt for a bin that allows air to flow through the bag or a solid bin. The former enables you to get additional clippings in one load. Many models have the option to use the bin bags as liners. Double, single, and triple baggers are also available. The tow-behind options come outfitted with wheels, but might require that your mower use a wider turn radius. 

Before Buying

If you are thinking about getting a grass bagger for your yard, you need to know if the device will attach to the lawn tractor or mower, the capacity of the bagger that you require in cubic feet or bushels, as well as how the bagger unloads. Website Home Doyen suggest that you look around as some types will actually dump the load for you thus saving you the stress of lifting.

Lawn Sweepers

The lawn sweepers come in two varieties i.e. tow-behind and manual. The manual option operates via muscle power. As you push, a brush within the machine gathers clippings from the lawn. The tow-behind option attaches to the lawn mower and the mower drives the brush. You can also find extra attachments such as dethatchers that work in tandem with these devices.


The lawn sweepers collect grass clippings as well as leaves along with other forms of lawn and tree debris. Even though the tow-behind option is less labor-intensive to operate, the manual option can be better for areas where turning the mower around is difficult or steep slopes. Before settling on a particular option, consider the size of bag you may require – rated in bushels or cubic feet of capacity – the weight of the device, and whether the device offers height adjustment.


If left in place, grass clippings don't cause damage and never lead to thatch problems. However, you may want to collect the grass clippings to use as compost or just for the sake of appearance. The lawn vacuum is third option in addition to grass baggers and lawn sweepers. The lawn vacuum just like the regular household vacuum sucks up debris and deposits it in a bin.


You may have to adjust your lawn maintenance routine to use these accessories. Grass allowed to grow for too long can require several passes to cut and collect or require you to mow less width for every pass. Getting rid of clumps of grass in your yard may be one of the motivating factors of wanting to collect clippings but the devices cannot handle wet grass since it clogs their systems. Grass catchers are designed to accept clippings but can also handle pine needles and some leaves. However, if your lawn has other kinds of tree debris, it is advisable to get a lawn sweeper instead. You always need to clean both types of devices thoroughly before you store them and you must never store grass in them and must always empty the bins after every use.



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