Product Reviews by Customers

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Great Time Saver

This item certainly saves a great deal of helped me to fill in the bare spots in my yard...
quick...efficient....and very easy to use...

new favorite toy

I used this to plant bulbs and my herbs in the garden. The construction is good quality. I find it easier when the ground is somewhat wet. So much better than digging holes. I can adjust the width and depth of the holes I need just by utilizing the different adapter plates. So easy to use.

Essential tool if you have a "creeping" type of grass

I have used this extensively on my Zoysia grass here in Atlanta... mainly to help "repair" damaged areas of the lawn. While the grass probably would have repaired itself.. this sped up the process.

Great item for small planting.

Great time saver for working through a lot of smal platings in a short period of time. Punches nice holes if the soil isn't too lose and speeds the process of planting. Good qualit steel.

plug away!

So simple and easy to use. Did about 24 plugs in 30 mins. Awaiting results but suspect it wioo work fine.

better than other plug cutters but still not easy to use

The product looks well made, but wet plugs get stuck if you try to do more than a few at a time and need to be ram rodded out with a long wooden handle. After cutting about 100 plugs the handles broke off because the metal is on the thin side. To be fair it was probably due to supporting the tube by the handles while ram rodding the stacked sod pieces out. Try dryer sod and you should have better success.

(ProPlugger representative): Sorry to hear about the damage to your 5-IN-1 Planting Tool. It has been our experience that plugging when the soil is too wet (after a heavy rain) is the most common cause of clogs. The soil is very malleable and after pulling a few plugs, the weight of the column of stored plugs pressing down on the bottom plug, causes it to compress out against the inside wall of the tube, resulting in a clog. 

The best way to unclog the ProPlugger is by using a common garden hose equipped with a jet nozzle and, with the water turned on, inserting the hose down the main tube to the clogged area and let the jet stream "drill" out the obstruction (see instructions provided with the 5-IN-1). With this method, any possibility of damage to the 18 gauge carbon-steel tubing is eliminated. The process is quick, taking less than a minute in most cases.

Fun, and works great too!!

I am beyond impressed with this product. My husband and I decided to throw in the towel and turn our front yard into a mondo grass lawn due to the heavy shade and poor growing conditions; we noticed that the only thing that thrives there is mondo grass. We had tons of mondo grass growing on other areas of the property where we didn't need it, so I decided to transplant it....

Wow! Saved a ton of time and effort on 400 bulbs.

I started off with a hand tool for planting my 400 tulip and daffodil bulbs in the late fall, and it lasted about 25 bulbs before it broke. And it was very slow and tiresome, and I didn't have much time to get everything planted before winter. Using the ProPlugger allowed me to dig 6 to 7 holes at a time and with much less time and effort. The time my wife and I saved could justify the purchase. I would dig the holes and dump the dirt on the ground and my wife would throw in the bulbs and full-in the dirt. Our flower bed looked beautiful!

Not good for making St. Augustine grass plugs - when using sod mats

Although this product didn't work out at all for making St. Augustine plugs (out of a sod mat), I applaud the vendor of this tool for standing behind their product.
The background story....

(ProPlugger representative): We are very sorry to hear of your experience with the 5-IN-1 XL in working with St. Augustine sod squares and want to offer a full refund of your purchase price. Cutting St. Augustine (and Centipede) sod squares are the most difficult of nearly all turf types because of their loose structure of roots and runners (stolons & rhizomes) and the lack of soil included with most purchased sod squares. The grass varieties that you see us working with in our videos are Zoysia and Bermuda which have a tighter structure common to other varieties. ..

cheap metal

I was impressed at first but unfortunately that was short lived. This product may still be the best in its class but it still lacks quality. Within the first 300 plugs i have managed to completely destroy the product. The plugs got stuck and would not come out, and as i tried to force them out the metal bent and destroyed the tapered end at the top and will no longer allow the plugs to slide out the top...

(ProPlugger representative): Sorry to hear about the damage to your 5-In-1. We have found that the best way to unclog the ProPlugger is by using a common garden hose equipped with a jet nozzle and, with the water turned on, inserting the hose down the main tube to the clogged area and let the jet stream "drill" out the obstruction (see instructions provided with the 5-IN-1). With this method, any possibility of damage to the 18 gauge carbon-steel tubing is eliminated... 

It Works

Not as easy to use cutting turf out of the yard itself. But it works and any sod available now is not worth two cents. Since we are only allowed to water once a week right now (can hand water some), this will take care of things for me as I slowly salvage my yard a little bit at a time.

great for transplanting annuals, but not so good for plugging St. Augustine grass

I like this tool for transplanting annuals, but, when plugging St. Augustine grass it is just not big enough to get the root. St. Augustine grows on runners and most of the time the plug will miss the root and all I get is loose grass. I would really like to try the bigger one, but at this price, I can only afford to buy one and the smaller one did not do the job for me.

Wow, and wow again. (Received via E-Mail)


"Wow, and wow again. Just received my ProPlugger imported from the U.S of A. What a tool. How many times do you buy something that doesn't do what they say it will. Not with this one. It's perfect. Can't believe this is it. This will solve my lawn growing problems. I have a big area to sow with Buffalo couch,and can't afford to buy and roll it out. It would cost me many thousands to do that. After a short demo out in the yard and already planted lots. Also done some weeding. I only wish I had some to sell in this country.They would sell like hot cakes here. Its just the best garden tool I've ever seen. Congratulations on a great product."

Geoff, Victoria Australia

great for digging holes But

Works great for digging the holes but will not cut through compadre sod - had to hatched the plugs - will also pull out isolated weeds such as nut grass - generally a great yard tool

Awesome tool

I bought this to fill empty grass spots now and for bulb planting in the fall. The tool works great removing a perfect plug to place in bare spots of the lawn. Depending on how deep of a plug you want, I was able to draw 8-9 plugs and then tip it over to remove them. My only complaint is that the directions are not very good . It isn't hard to figure out what to do, but some may have a little difficulty...

Works like a charm !!

Used this to plant my flower bulbs this spring. Planted well over 100 bulbs in about 1 hour. Definitely a back saver.

Pro Plugger

One of the best tools I have purchased in a long time. Great for handling spot transplanting bermuda. I even transplanted small (2 to 4 in") corn stalks to skips in other rows.

Works exactly as described.

Works like a champ. Push it into the ground, twist and pull out a perfect plug every time. It's that easy.

Great Garden Tool


...The tool works very nicely to make plugs from an existing lawn.... so I'm looking forward to using it for that after the new sod gets established.

This is the right item for many reasons.

This is a very well made item for doing many things around the home. I use it to move plugs from one part of my yard and then plant in another to fill in the gaps in the sod. It is well made and easy to use. The handles are comfortable and not much force is needed to get the plugs and then very easy to retrieve and plant again. Pretty soon my yard will be bare spot free and much easier than seeding or sodding. Great product use it for many things.