How To Fill Holes Made With the ProPlugger 5-IN-1 Planting Tool

ProPlugger Co - Saturday, August 02, 2014

How To Fill Holes Made With the ProPlugger 5-IN-1 Planting ToolWhen we harvest our lawn plugs for transplanting, we pull the donor plugs in a tight grouping (approx 3" apart) which makes for easy hole filling using the "dump" method.   Read More


Plugging in Sand - A Customer Testimonial

ProPlugger Co - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I have a house in Waves NC on the Outer Banks, 12 lots back from the oceanfront, so my soil is really just sand. It has always been a rental property and until I acquired it last Spring, the yard had been pretty much neglected. Until I applied Round Up, I had a sparse stand of centipede grass and other undesirable weeds. Read More


Centipedegrass (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Monday, March 25, 2013

Centipedegrass (with video)Centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides) arrived in the U.S. from China in 1916. It is a slow growing grass that creeps along the ground with the aid of above-ground shoots, called stolons. Short, upright stems resemble a centipede, hence the name centipedegrass. Read More


Buffalograss (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BuffalograssBuffalograss (Buchloe dactyloidesis) is the grass of the Great Plains. It is one of the true native grasses, one that buffalo grazed on back when they roamed the plains. These days it is grown for its drought tolerance and its ability to adapt to clay soil and other tough conditions. It requires 50% less water than does bluegrass and fescue and like Kentucky bluegrass, will go into dormancy when conditions are very dry and green up after a good rain. Read More


Zoysiagrass (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Friday, January 25, 2013

Plugging zoysiagrass with the ProPlugger 5-IN-1 Planting ToolZoysiagrass (Zoysia species) is a superior lawn turf, assuming it is properly maintained. It forms a dense carpet of turf that is attractive and desirable for golf courses, lawns and parks. It spreads somewhat slower than other turf types, therefore recovering from damage can take longer. Read More


St Augustine grass

ProPlugger Co - Friday, January 25, 2013

St. Augustine grassSt. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), like Bermuda, is a favorite of the warmer climates. It is native to the tropics and is commonly grown along the fringes of swamps and seashores in the United States. Read More


Bermudagrass (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bermudagrass Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon.) forms a beautiful, dense stand of turf grass making it a great choice for lawns, athletic fields, golf courses and and even pastures. Most species are moderately drought and salt tolerant and while it thrives in the hotter southern part of the U.S., it also is somewhat cold tolerant. Read More


How to grow a new lawn with ProPlugger (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Seeding, sodding, repairing a lawn, the choices for homeowners can be confusing and potentially costly. Should I grow a new lawn by seeding, with all the hard work involved, and hope it “takes,” or should I dip into the kid’s college fund and sod the lawn?  Read More


Lawn Repair - Turn Your Yard into a Sod Farm (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Wednesday, March 28, 2012

lawn repair areaWhen it comes to lawns, there are four main methods for building a new lawn or repairing an existing lawn: seeding, sodding, sprigging and plugging. Each of these methods vary in terms of cost, difficulty and effectiveness. With the right turf plugger tool plugging can be a highly effective, low cost method of establishing a new lawn or repairing an existing one. There are many grasses that can be plugged and all have one thing in common: they are "creeping" grasses which means that they spread by sending out stems above the ground (stolons) or below (rhizomes). These "runners" creep outwards and sprout new roots and foliage.  Read More


Planting with Grass Seed - Is seeding right for me?

ProPlugger Co - Saturday, March 24, 2012

Of all of the common methods for building a new lawn (sodding, sprigging, seeding and plugging), seeding can be the least expensive initially. It can also be a long, drawn out series of failures that leave you with spotty results and only patches of lawn grass with weeds-of-opportunity in between. Read More