How to Use a Lawn Slitter

Updated February 21, 2017

Regular lawn maintenance is necessary for keeping your grass green and prevents moss and weed growth. Using a lawn slitter is one of the best ways to take care of the lawn, improve the soil's natural drainage, and make room for fresh seeds to be placed into the soil. Attaching the lawn slitter and a carrier frame to your tractor is the quickest way to cover large grassy areas.

Attach the carrier frame to the tractor. The frame has a metal neck that just out from the back of it. You can hook this up to the back of your tractor. Hooking it up to the back allows you to steer the tractor easily, pulling the slitter behind.

Attach the lawn slitter to the carrier frame. There are notches underneath the frame where you can attach and screw in the slitter.

Fill the containers fitted into the frame with water. This will help add extra weight to the entire frame, forcing the slitter blades into the ground much deeper. The deeper the slits are, the better the water drainage.

Drive the tractor, beginning on one corner of the lawn, and then turn it around to ride back to the other side. Repeat this back-and-forth process until the entire lawn has been tilled with the slitter.

Things You'll Need

  • Lawn slitter
  • Carrier frame
  • Tractor
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