Other Tips and Troubleshooting:

1. Before starting your planting project, make sure the area you will be plugging in has moist soil. Plug after a good soaking rain or run a sprinkler a day or two in advance. Moist, but not muddy soil is the key.
2. If the tool gets a clog, please don’t bang the tool on a hard surface like cement as the tool may dent. Shoving the end of a broom or rake handle down the tube will cause the clog to compact.  See Avoiding Clogs – Tips and Tricks above.
3. If you hit a rock while plugging, move over and continue plugging. If you hit a rock while plugging grass, you may want to remove the rock so it won’t inhibit root growth. Simply use a screwdriver to pop the rock out and continue plugging.
4. To fill holes created by the ProPlugger, use compost or bagged potting mix or garden soil. For more information, read How To Fill Holes Made With the 5-IN-1 Planting Tool.
5. To create a larger planting hole for bulbs or for annuals and vegetables grown in cell packs, simply widen the hole by stepping down on the ProPlugger footpegs 2 or 3 times in the same area.
6.  Empty the 5-IN-1 of all plugs and spray the inside and outside of the tool after each use. Dried dirt and clay can cause future clogs and are difficult to remove once hardened. 

For tips on specific projects, read the blog posts on this website