Enjoying the June Garden

ProPlugger Co - Sunday, June 30, 2013
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Enjoying the May Garden

ProPlugger Co - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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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

How to Start Seeds Indoors by Kevin Johnson

ProPlugger Co - Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Seed StartingAs I sit here with my morning coffee, local nurseries are scurrying around like busy bees setting up their plant stands at the likes of Lowe’s, Wal-Mart and Home Depot. This is an exciting time of the year for us gardeners, anxious to see the tried and true varieties, as well as any new offerings of flowers and vegetables. Read More

Bahiagrass (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum) is a warm season grass that was introduced to Florida in 1913. It is native to South America and is a mat-forming turf grass light green in color. It is often referred to as “highway grass” and is in fact planted along roadsides for erosion control. It has a deep root system and is drought tolerant. It will also tolerate sandy soils. Read More

Carpetgrass (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Saturday, January 26, 2013

Carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis) is a perennial turf grass popular in the Gulf Coast states, including Louisiana, where it was dubbed "petit gazon," by the Creoles. It is also referred to as “Louisiana grass.” It can be found growing in pastures, ditches, woods, and lawns. Carpetgrass forms a dense turf and is shallow rooted, and as such is not drought tolerant nor salt tolerant. Carpetgrass is as cold tolerant as centipedegrass, i.e., it doesn't have a true dormant state and will stay green as long as temperatures are above freezing.  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