What a disappointment. The unit spreads the leaves of the grass ..., 30-Jul-2015
What a disappointment. The unit spreads the leaves of the grass and you end up with a clump of dirt. It is a garage sale item in my garage.
ProPlugger Comment: You might want to try cutting your grass a little shorter than usual in your "donor" area (where you are pulling your transplant plugs). This will keep the blades of grass from laying over so much during the harvesting of the plugs. Also, if your lawn grass is a creeping/spreading type (Zoysia, Bermuda ect...) you should find that the plugs you pulled will still be viable, even though much of the blades were lost during harvest. Remember to water well. Hope this helps.
Excellent except for making St. Augustine grass plugs, 22-Jul-2015
This tool works more or less as advertised. I give it 5 stars for making holes, but I have to back off from that for the following reason.
I bought it to make holes (which it does an excellent job of) and to make plugs from St. Augustine sod to put in those holes...
ProPlugger Comment: We're sorry for your experience but you're absolutely right. St Augustine has a very loose structure of roots and runners which, after the sod farm removes about 80% of the root system during harvesting, makes it very hard to cut up into plugs using the ProPlugger. We've actually made notes on our Amazon listing as well as our ProPlugger site noting this issue with St Augustine. Works great on most other warm season turf types like Zoysia, Bermuda etc...