When an existing lawn needs reseeding it is not always necessary to till it up and start over. Overseeding is the
process where Overseeders, also known as Power Slit Seeders, are used to cut 1/2" deep slits into an existing lawn and dropping
seed at the same time. Overseeding is commonly used when you want to overtake dead or unhealthy grass with new seed. The
existing grass helps serve as a mulch as well as controls erosion until the new seed germinates. Overseeding is generally
done after any needed aeration or dethatching is performed. For a better understanding of lawn aeration, and what it does for
your lawn click here to view our lawn care tutorial sheet, then use
your browser's Back button to return to this page. For those of you who are familiar with overseeding, please read on.
The Bluebird Power Slit Seeder is similar to a power rake except that it features an on-board spreader to drop the
grass seed as you cut the slits. It also utilizes a different delta reel instead of a dethatching type flail reel, which is
designed to penetrate the surface of the lawn about 1/2" to form seed beds. It is recommended to make 2 passes with the slit
seeder, each at right angles to the other for best coverage. This means that it will take you approximately twice as long as
it does to mow your lawn in order to do this job. The Bluebird power slit seeder is powered by a 5 HP industrial engine and
will seed an 18" wide path in one pass. A folding handle assists in making the unit more compact for transport. They are too
large for most car trunks but easily fit into pickup trucks, vans, SUVs, or small trailers.
Seeding Width 18"
Recommended Slit Depth 1/2"
5 HP Industrial Engine
Overall width 26”
Weight 138 lbs.