The Grass Stitcher aims to make it easier to repair damaged patches in a lawn.
The manual device works something like a seed slitter, perforating existing sod or bare ground to improve the contact between grass seed and soil.
The device eliminates the need to dig out dead grass before reseeding. The existing sod shades the seed and helps hold in moisture while the seed germinates, the company says.
You can buy the Grass Stitcher alone or as part of a lawn repair system that includes seed and fertilizer, as well as a bag specially designed for applying them. The products can be purchased at John Deere Landscapes stores or ordered at www.grassstitcher.com.
The Grass Stitcher sells online for $99.99 to $149.99, depending on width. The lawn repair system is $124.28. Shipping is free.
— Mary Beth Breckenridge