Lawn & Turf

Lawn Repair – Turn Your Yard into a Sod Farm (with video)

When it comes to lawns, there are four main methods for building a new lawn or repairing an existing lawn: seeding, soddingsprigging 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: We do not recommend the 5-IN-1 for cutting plugs from St. Augustine sod due to the turf’s loose structure of roots and runners.

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