How To: Planting Made Simple

How To: Planting Made Simple

You asked - We listened! Here are our Top 4 Tips to make your Plug Installation a Success:

Tip: Upon receiving your plugs check them for moisture. Be sure to pull from multiple spots in the tray. Outer edge plugs will dry more quickly than those in the middle. If the plugs are dry, water them before removing/planting. Give them some time to thoroughly soak in the water (30 minutes or more).

Installing zoysia plugs is super simple and with this guide your lawn work will go smooth and fast. With a little patience and care, you will be rewarded with a lush, green carpet of zoysia grass.
If installing into an existing lawn, mow your yard at the lowest setting. This makes installing the plugs easier because there is less grass/weeds to plug a hole through. After install, keep the grass mowed to a height of 1.5 to 2 inches to promote the outward growth of the zoysia plugs and allow for ample sunlight. 


We recommend spacing your plugs no farther than 12 inches apart (each plug covers 1 square foot at about 1- 1.5 years fill in rate)You can opt to use our sod calculator to determine spacing that better suits your area. Creating your pattern can easily be done with our ProPlugger tool, auger or a trowel. 


A good way to keep the plugs in their new holes is to firmly step on them after you install them. This will make sure there are no root-drying air pockets between your yard’s soil and the plug soil. You will want the plug hole to be just shallower than the height of your plug.



Possibly the most important step: WATER! Yes, you need to water again after planting with a sprinkler. It is necessary to provide at least 1” of water daily for the first 2-3 weeks. Deep watering promotes deep root growth and eventual drought tolerance. We never suggest hand watering. . .even for small areas. Place a bowl or empty soup can in the middle of the area you are watering and collect at least an inch of water. You also want to try to water in the morning hours only. 

Based on your USDA zone and time of year you can fertilize post planting. If you are in zones 5-8 do not fertilize outside of May 1- Sep 1. Zones 9-11 can typically fertilize year round. Curious about your zone? Look HERE


Watch our install video here!

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