The Bottom Line
The Grass Stitcher is a new lawn repair tool with a familiar look. The obvious comparisons to similar looking garden cultivators end as soon as the Grass Stitcher is put to work.
While cultivators till the soil by design, the Grass Stitcher actually prepares a seed bed ideal for sowing grass seed. Seed, water and starter fertilizer are the only other components needed.
- Easy to use, requires little effort
- Creates perforations ideal for seed growth
- Durable, well built
- Full lifetime warranty
- At around $100, it's a little pricey
- Lightweight aluminum construction with heavy duty welds, built like a commercial grade tool
- Angled shaft, adjustable handle, and foot pad ensure proper ergonomics and ease of use in any soil type
- Additional head can be added for large repairs
- Tines made of durable, hard plastic, guaranteed not to break
Guide Review - Grass Stitcher Lawn Repair Tool
I’ve been using a garden cultivator to make small lawn repairs for years with limited success, so it was exciting to see the idea re-worked into a specialized lawn repair tool. Garden cultivators break up the surface of the soil but do little else to prepare a seed bed for sowing grass – and why should it, it’s a garden cultivator after all. The grass stitcher is a completely different tool for a very specialized job.
Grass seed requires specific conditions for proper germination; adequate depth, soil to seed contact, and adequate moisture. The grass stitcher’s tines provide the proper depth by creating a perforation surrounded by the disturbed soil. Once the seed is sown, a light watering moves the soil into place over the seed ensuring adequate soil to seed contact and protecting the seed from drying out.
I used the Grass Stitcher on various spots on my lawn, some spots were from neighborhood dogs relieving themselves and others were from a high traffic area where my family walks across the lawn to get to the car. Within a week I had germination and the spots quickly filled in giving my lawn a more uniform look.
Repairing bare and thin areas, and staying on top of them is an effective way to keep a lawn competitive in the battle against weeds, especially crabgrass. An aggressive campaign of seeding can be as effective (and safer) than chemical crabgrass controls.
As an aside from the mandatory con, which I indicated as the $100 price tag, the grass stitcher will pay for itself over time as you eliminate the need for sod, topsoil, seeding machines, and labor.