Here's a great list of the best lawn mower attachments designed to save you time, money and effort!
One of the most economical and useful lawn mower attachments is the humble drag harrow.
Drag harrows quickly unroll and attach to your lawn mower hitch - and they'll do a lot of land management jobs for you, like leveling dirt or gravel and preparing soil for seeding or fertilizing. And they'll dethatch (remove dead grass and plant material) and aerate your land. Drag harrows are incredibly versatile, inexpensive and will save you a lot of time & effort.
And you should also think about an inexpensive mounted spot sprayer as another important lawn mower attachment to have. You won't have to haul around a sprayer in your hand - or on your back. It's so much easier to have a mounted spot sprayer to apply liquid pesticides, fertilizers or weed killers.
My best all-around mounted sprayer choice is the Chapin 15 gallon spot sprayer on Amazon.
The translucent tank lets you clearly see your liquid level and it has a reliable 12 volt diaphragm pump with a dual filtration system. And I like the 15 ft hose that gives you room to reach.
Need to apply granular fertilizer, granular pesticides or seed? And would you like to spread salt after a snow storm? Then a tow behind broadcast spreader is an excellent choice for you!
I highly recommend this Agri-Fab tow behind broadcast spreader on Amazon. If you've got a 1/2 acre, or more, to work, this is the one I recommend.
The Agri-Fab spreader has a 130 lb capacity which will keep you from having to stop and refill all the time. And I really appreciate that you can work the on-off gate control from your tractor seat. Made in the USA too!
I like the enclosed gear box with metal gears, large pneumatic tires and quality metal frame. And you can check Amazon's price on the Agri-Fab tow behind broadcast spreader.
Although residential riding lawn mowers are not built with PTO's, by adding aftermarket PTO's or using ground-driven attachments, lawn mowers can easily accommodate many farming, lawn & garden, landscaping, construction and agricultural attachments.
Whether you have a lawn tractor or a zero turn lawn mower, you have some great attachment choices.
My Tip: If you're in the market for a residential riding lawn mower, it's a good idea to investigate which attachments you'd like to use in the future, so that you can match the potential lawn mower with the power/towing capacity you need for future attachments.
Always check your lawn mower owners manual for information about horsepower and towing capacity to match it with the appropriate sized attachments.
Sick of raking leaves and picking up sticks? Then you'll want to add a tow behind lawn sweeper to your lawn mower! You'll be able to put the rake & wheelbarrow away forever.
And you can see my #1 recommended tow behind lawn sweeper: the Brinly 42" lawn sweeper on Amazon.
If you have one of the new generation lawn mowers, you may want to think about adding a front end loader bucket on your ride.
By adding a bucket onto the front of your mower, you'll be able to lift, move or push mulch, gravel, stones, lumber, bags, game, etc. It'll save you from getting out a wheelbarrow & shovel. And it'll save your back too!
Taking quality, price, operator ease, bucket width and lift height into consideration, the Swisher 15714 Universal Dump Bucket on Amazon is my hands-down top recommendation! It has a universal design so that it will fit & work great on just about any ATV, UTV or Mower.
This Swisher ATV dump bucket on Amazon is a high quality unit.
Here's why I heartily recommend it: The Swisher 15714 has a good, wide 44" bucket opening and it's made of thick 1/8" steel. And it's Made in the USA, which is great.
And I really like that, once this is installed, you can attach and remove the bucket in just seconds - without any tools. Easy.
It is important to note that, unlike tractors, garden tractors or compact tractors, residential riding lawn mowers do not come equipped with PTO's (Power Take Off).
As you probably already know, a PTO allows power from an engine to flow to an implement to operate it. So, any residential lawn mower implement that requires power must come self-equipped with it's own power source/engine or be ground-driven.
For example: a small log splitter can be easily towed by your lawn mower, but the log splitter must equipped with it's own engine, in order to have the power to operate and split the logs.