- You're able to pickup smaller amounts for the time you have.
- Plugs left over can be watered and kept for several weeks if you don't get them all planted.
- Plugs are easy to carry and move from place to place. Especially handy when you have widely dispersed bare spots.
Grass Plug Planting Tips:
For sure-fire plug transplanting success, use the following regime:
- For best results, prepare the bare spots by removing weeds before planting time.
- Plant plugs at the proper depth:
St Augustine - 6-12 inches
Centipede - 6 inches
Bermuda - 12 inches
- Dig a hole the proper depth with a plugger or trowel
Line the hole with worm castings or some other slow release fertilizer as you plant
- The secret to transplanting success is watering your plugs roots with a mixture of 20 parts water to 1 part VermaPlex® before planting.
- Place your plug into the prepared hole and firm the soil around the root.
- Side dress the plug with more worm castings
- Water in with the VermaPlex mixture
- Keep the plugs moist
- Repeat the VermaPlex application in 7-10 days
Spring is also be a good time to apply the worm castings to your entire lawn and water in with VermaPlex®. See the application instructions page for details on lawn fertilizing using organic worm castings and liquid fertilizer.
Which brings something else to mind: Is your lawn mower in good working order?