Lawn Repair - Turn Your Yard into a Sod Farm (w/ 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. 

How to Repair Creeping Lawn Types

Here are some varieties of creeping grasses:

Zoysiagrass (Zoysia Grass)

Bermudagrass (Bermuda Grass)

Bahiagrass (Bahia Grass)

Kentucky Bluegrass

Creeping Red Fescue

Buffalograss (Buffalo Grass)

Rough Bluegrass

St. Augustine grass *

Centipede grass *

Seashore Paspalum

* Note: While the standard 5-IN-1 can be used for most turf types, the 5-IN-1 (XL), with its' larger plug diameter capabilities, is required for St. Augustine and Centipede Grass.

Be sure to check out the helpful information on our website, including other uses for the ProPlugger including:

  1. Bulb planter
  2. Bedding (& annual flower) planter
  3. Weeding tool
  4. Ground cover planter