The Q&A Archives: grass plugs

Question: I have tried grass seed and sod in bare spots but no luck. Would grass plugs do better and are they hard to do? Where could I get them.

Answer: Plugs are basically little pieces of sod so I don't think they will do any better than seed or sod. There must be some underlying cause for the failure of your turfgrass. Here are some things to consider: Turfgrass does not grow well in the shade, in compacted soils, or where soils remain wet or become too dry. Perhaps if you started all over from scratch by rotilling the area, incorporating some organic matter such as compost, then raking the area level and rolling it smooth, the new sod or grass seed would have a better chance of establishing. Hope this information helps!

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