A Lawn Sweeper is a must-have tool in the garage, especially if you have a sizeable lawn. It assists one in maintaining a beautiful lawn.
Lawn Sweepers are used for clearing the debris that’s scattered on the lawn. Many people ask me what kind of debris a Lawn Sweeper can pick up.
What kind of debris can a Lawn Sweeper pick up?
A Lawn Sweeper is used normally to pick up small debris like, small sticks, pine cones, and other things that fit in the gaps of the brushes.
These are the common things for which a Lawn Sweeper is used. But, what are the uncommon things for which a Lawn Sweeper can be used? You’ll know the answer in this article.
Will Lawn Sweeper pick up pine cones?
Yes, Lawn Sweeper will pick up pine cones. Adjust the level so that your Lawn Sweeper just touches the ground and experiment with travel speed to find the ideal way to pick up the pine cones.
Survey the area first, and pick up any large pieces of debris. These may include large pine cones and sticks.
A lawn Sweeper that is powered by a lawnmower can pick up even large pine cones. You may want to use a 44-inch lawn sweeper to pick up pine cones.
Will Lawn Sweeper pick up Acorns?
Yes, a Lawn Sweeper can pick up acorns. A lawn sweeper that can be powered by a lawnmower works the best if you want to pick up acorns.
Make sure the grass is cut evenly before you try to pick the Acorns. Set the brush so that it is half-inch into the grass.
Adjust the sweeping speed depending on the number of acorns on the lawn. If you don’t have a large lawn, get a push lawn sweeper.
Note: Lawn sweeper can’t pick up those acorns which are stuck in the soil for a while.
Will Lawn Sweeper pick up sticks?
Yes, Lawn Sweeper can be used to collect small sticks on your lawn. You can not pick up larger sticks or branches using a Lawn Sweeper.
But keep in mind, the sweeper fills up quickly. Pick up the larger sticks by hand and use the lawn sweeper for the smaller ones.
Will Lawn Sweeper pick up dog poop?
Yes, you can clear dog poop on your lawn using a lawn sweeper. Remember that, lawn sweeper can only suck it in if it’s present on the surface.
You can sweep it up by pulling the thatch up. The ability of the Lawn Sweeper depends on how hard dog poop caught onto the lawn.
Do not use the Lawn sweeper too often for this purpose as the brushes would get damaged.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up grass clippings?
Yes, you can use a lawn sweeper to pick up grass clippings. Grass clippings are one of the most common types of debris people pick up using a lawn sweeper.
You can pick up a lot of grass clippings in less time compared to a rake. You’ll put in less effort compared to raking them.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up pine needles?
Yes, you can use a lawn sweeper to pick up pine needles. Lawn sweepers are preferred by many to get rid of pine needles in their lawn.
If there are a lot of pine needles on the lawn, the lawn sweeper might fill up quickly. I can say though, using a lawn sweeper is much better than using a rake.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up rocks?
Yes, a lawnmower-powered Lawn Sweeper can pick up small rocks. I’ve seen this many times when I clean my lawn.
I advise you not to do this often as it can damage the lawn sweeper to a great extent.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up thatch?
Yes, you can use a Lawn Sweeper to pick up some old grass/thatch after you dethatched your lawn. It’s an efficient way to get rid of thatch from the lawn.
Some lawn sweepers support dethatching kits that help you to pick thatch up.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up horse manure?
Yes, a lawn sweeper can pick up dried-out horse manure. If the horse manure hasn’t dried yet or if it rained recently, it becomes a dirty job.
Mow your lawn as low as possible before you decide to clean, to make the job easier.
Lawn Sweeper to pick up goose poop?
No, I couldn’t pick up goose poop using the Lawn Sweeper. Many people I know have reported the same results to me.
Try to pick up a dried piece of goose poop, see if it works.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up wet leaves?
No, a Lawn Sweeper is not that efficient to pick up wet leaves. Lawn Sweepers are designed to clear away dry leaves.
Let the leaves dry out for a couple of days and then clean them using a Lawn sweeper. If you need to get rid of wet leaves, you need another way to do so.
Will Lawn Sweeper pick up Walnuts?
No, a Lawn Sweeper can not pick up walnuts, they are too big for the sweeper. Walnuts are too big and heavy for the brushes.
Pick the walnuts by hand and collect them in a bag. There are manual nut-gatherers that get this job done efficiently.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up Black Walnuts?
No, a Lawn Sweeper can not pick up black walnuts. Black walnuts are too heavy and too big for the brushes of the Lawn Sweeper.
Pick them with your hand if they are less in number. Use a manual/powered nut-gatherer to pick up black walnuts.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up apples?
No, a Lawn Sweeper can not pick up apples. Apples are too big and too heavy for the brushes of the lawn sweeper.
There is not enough clearance/space between the brushes to fit an apple or another item of that size.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up dead grass?
Yes, a Lawn Sweeper can pick up dead grass with ease. Actually, picking up dead grass is the most common activity assigned to Lawn Sweepers.
Mow your lawn evenly, as low as possible. This makes a Lawn Sweeper’s job easier and gets it done seamlessly.
If there’s a lot of dead grass that accumulated on the lawn, it’s harmful to the lawn’s health. So, take some time out of your weekend and rid your lawn of the dead grass.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up gravel?
No, a Lawn Sweeper isn’t good enough to pick up gravel. The size and weight of the gravel are a lot for the brushes of the Lawn Sweeper.
I advise you to use powered/angle rotary brooms to pick up gravel on the lawn. These brooms come as attachments to the lawnmowers.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up hickory nuts?
No, a Lawn Sweeper can not pick up hickory nuts. I tried to do this on my lawn but to no avail. I ended up picking them one by one with my hands.
You can use a manual/powered nut-gatherer to pick up hickory nuts on your lawn.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up Pecans?
Yes, a Lawn Sweeper can pick up pecans. Prepare your lawn well prior to picking them up using a Lawn Sweeper.
Mow your grass low and evenly. Set the Lawn Sweeper according to the grass height. You need to go slow if you’re using a pull-behind sweeper.
Use a hand-held pecan collector like the Garden Weasel to collect pecans in hard-to-reach areas.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up stickers?
A 44-inch Lawn Sweeper can pick up stickers. Remember though, the stickers would stick to the brushes of the lawn sweeper.
You may need to clean the insides of the Lawn Sweeper after you worked on your lawn.
Will a Lawn Sweeper pick up Sweet Gum Balls?
No, a Lawn Sweeper can not pick up sweet gum balls efficiently. One needs to adjust the sweeper and add a vacuum attachment for it to work flawlessly.
Instead, use a nut picker to pick them. A vacuum attached to a self-propelled/pull-behind lawnmower can pick up sweet gum balls too.
I wish you a debris-free lawn 🙂