A lawn vacuum is a type of landscaping equipment that allows the operator to suck up leaves on a lawn, similar to the way a home vacuum cleans a carpet. Lawn vacuums are available in different configurations designed to work efficiently for different lawn sizes and leaf capacities.
One of the most common styles of lawn vacuum is the tow-behind model. The lawn owner attaches the vacuum to a ride-on mower so that all the leaves and yard waste are sucked up as the mower covers the lawn. Another common model resembles a traditional self-propelled lawn mower. This style requires the operator to push the vacuum over the lawn himself.