Planting bulbs - Daffodils (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Monday, October 08, 2012

Planting daffodil bulbsAlso known as narcissus, daffodils are one of the more hardy spring flower bulbs. They come in more varieties and color variations than a painter's hues. Daffodils are also resistant to deer and rabbits - yay! Once established, these spring flowering bulbs will bloom for many years to come.  Daffodils are fairly disease resistant and require very little fussing beyond the normal fertilizing, mulching, weeding, etc.  Read More

Plant Bulbs The Easy Way With ProPlugger (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Keukenhof HollandNothing's as pleasing as a spectacular mass of colorful tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Getting those bulbs in the ground is another story. Planting those bulbs is hard on the ol' back, knees and other joints. 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

How to Kill Weeds (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Wednesday, March 28, 2012

wild onionThere are over 750 varieties of onions, many of which grow in the wild, especially in temperate climates in the northern hemisphere. While some people treasure the wild onion as part of their rustic, natural landscape, most of us think of it as a weed and look for ways to eliminate it.  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

Building a New Lawn with Grass Plugs (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Saturday, March 03, 2012

ProPluggerThere are several ways to build a beautiful lawn. The most popular methods include seeding, sodding, sprigging and plugging. While all of these methods can work, some are more difficult and/or more expensive than others. Plugging, if done correctly, can allow you to build a beautiful lawn without the high cost of sodding, the specialized equipment required for sprigging or the hard work of seeding from scratch. It takes some patience, but the payoff can be well worth it Read More

Building or Repairing a Lawn Using Sod

ProPlugger Co - Saturday, March 03, 2012

We all love a lush, green lawn and while there are many varieties of grasses to choose from, there are only four common methods of establishing or repairing a lawn. Read More

Understanding Soil Health and and the Importance of Soil Testing

ProPlugger Co - Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Soil Sampling ToolImagine you've been busy working all day and haven't had a chance to eat. When you finally get to the door of your favorite restaurant, you pull the handle only to find that the door is locked. Through the window you can see the staff busily preparing food, but try as you might, you are unable to get anyone's attention. It's easy to imagine how frustrated you'd be. Read More