How Many Plugs Do I Need


posted on February 25th, 2013 by admin

How Many Plugs Should One Buy?

When you are ready to start your Amazoy zoysia lawn, the first thing you need to do is measure the area for the square footage. Following the steps below will assist you in calculating how many plugs you will need.  We recommend 2 plugs per every square foot.  Planting at this rate it will take about 1 to 1 1/2 seasons (years) for your zoysia plugs to completely fill in. You can increase or decrease the number of plugs per square foot, however this will alter the fill in time.

To determine the total number of plugs required, measure the length and width of the area to be covered. There is no need to be exact, getting the approximate length by width and adding a bit to both will ensure you order enough plugs.  It may make it easier if you break the area down in sections, for example if you are planting your entire lawn your backyard would be one section, side lawn would be the second section and front lawn would be the third section.

Once you have the measurements, enter them in our plug calculator and it will determine the number of plugs you need whether you are planting one plug every square foot or up to 4 plugs per square foot. The calculator will help figure out how many plugs you need if your lawn is circular, triangular, or free-form in shape, just break these areas down into smaller blocks.  You can enter up to eight areas on the calculator at one time.

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16 Responses to “How Many Plugs Do I Need”

  1. Matt Brady Says:

    March 5th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I have plugs coming this week and I am wondering if using a good root stimulator is a good idea or not when planting the plugs.

    Thanks!

  2. admin Says:

    March 12th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    When the plugs are first planted we recommend using a water soluble fertilizer, such as our Nutri 20 instead of a root stimulator. After two weeks we suggest giving the plugs another application of the fertilizer. If you decide to apply a root stimulator, please be sure to check the label and see if it is safe for zoysia grass and follow the product instructions for applying.

  3. John Moore Says:

    March 25th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I have read that your one inch zoysia grass plugs are harder to plant and may not promote root growth as compared to the three inch zoysia grass plugs ?

  4. admin Says:

    March 26th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    hI John,
    Our plugs are based on a 1 in by 1 in plugs. We have been in business for over 60 years and have proven time and again that the 1 inch plugs do work. Some of our customers do prefer a larger plug. Since our plugs are harvested in sheets of grass, you can cut the plugs larger if you want. You just would not get as many from the order. Whether you want to use a 1 inch plug or a 3 inch plug, we guarantee the plug will grow or we will replace it free of charge.

  5. John Moore Says:

    March 27th, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Thanks for your quick reply.
    For the last five years I have used your Amazoy plugs with great results.
    Last spring I did cut your plugs into three inch sections to try a larger plug.I found the larger plugs to be harder to plant into the clay soil that I have here in Virginia.
    This spring I will use the one inch plugs.
    Also, I have had great experiences with your customer service.Last year I had one grass sheet that was damaged and after I called your customer service I received a new grass sheet within a week.

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  7. Fram Cama Says:

    July 26th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Currently I have a terrible lawn full of weeds,& ugly.I am planning to have it all removed in September & put down new top soil.My question is if I can plant the Zoysa plugs then.I live in southern New Jersey & we have sandy soil.I would like to do at least 2 plugs per foot.
    I anxiously await your response.
    Thank you.

  8. admin Says:

    July 30th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Hi Fram,
    You can plant Amazoy zoysia grass plugs in your area from mid March to mid September, as long as the ground is workable and the plugs are planted at least 45 days before the first hard fall frost.

  9. jim carter Says:

    August 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    My yard is all sand , will youe amazoy grow well in sand?

  10. Steve Says:

    August 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    How about Connecticut (shore line area)? When to plant? We have mostly rocks, sand and clay! Our earlier plugs (May) are doing OK.

  11. Randy Hall Says:

    August 1st, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I had sod laid down in my yard and the zoysia looks great in most of the yard, however there are parts of the yard that it has turned brown and appears to be dead. Would too much shade kill it? I cut down a tree that was casting too much shadow, will the zoysia recover? Also one other thing in another part of the yard it appears to be receiving too much water, will this kill it as well?

  12. admin Says:

    August 6th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Hi Jim,
    Amazoy zoysia plugs grow especially well in sandy soil because there are many airspaces that allow zoysia roots to penetrate, providing good root development. If the area is 100% sand then I would suggest adding some topsoil. Zoysia thrives in heat and sunshine that is associated with sandy soils, but can withstand winter weather conditions. Zoysia can survive temperatures of -30 degrees to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

  13. admin Says:

    August 6th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Steve,
    Because zoysia grass is highly salt tolerant, it is recommended for areas near coastlines where salty soils are often found. Neither heat nor cold will affect Amazoy as it survives summer heat and winter conditions from temperatures of -30 degrees to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. You can plant in Connecticut from early April to early September.

  14. admin Says:

    August 6th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Randy,
    Whether the shade or too much water will harm your zoysia lawn, would depend on the type of zoysia grass you have. The Meyers, which is what we sell, needs at least 2-3 hrs of direct sunlight a day. It also does not like the area to be too moist, too much water can damage it’s root system. I would suggest checking the areas that are dying out to make sure you do not have an insect problem.

  15. Cyndi Says:

    August 29th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    We planted several years ago and the area we planted did well. My husband however thought it was too much work to do again. What do you think about having the lawn aerated and then sticking the plugs in those holes?

  16. admin Says:

    August 30th, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Hi Cyndi,
    If the aerator that you use makes a hole at least 1 inch in size then you could use the holes to plant the plugs. It may be a little tight to get the plugs in, but it can work.

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