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Methods to Start or Switch to a Zoysia Lawn – Part One

One of the biggest decisions in starting or switching your lawn to a zoysia lawn is deciding on which method to use.   There are several different ways to start your new lawn. The most common ways are plugs, seeds or sod.

I will be going over some of the advantages and disadvantages for the different planting methods to start a zoysia lawn. Let’s start with plugs. Part Two (Next Week) we will go over seeds and sod.

Freestyle Plugs (can be cut to any size plug, strips, etc)                                                                 

Advantages

  • Most cost efficient
  • Ability to choose what size plugs to cut ( 1″, 2″ 3″, Strips anyway use wish to plant the sheet)
  • Most economical way to cover large areas
  • Can be planted in an established lawn or bare soil
  • Needs less watering
  • Guarantee                                                                            Sod

Disadvantages

  • More labor intense
  • Plugs have to be separated using a sharp cutting tool
  • Longer to fill in




Super Plug 3×3

Advantages

  • Packed and Shipped in Tray
  • Plugs are pre-cut
  • Ready to plant
  • Less time to plant
  • Can be planted in an established lawn or bare soil
  • Needs less watering
  • GuaranteeSuper plug Hands with Dirt-Plug

Disadvantages

  • One Size
  • Higher Cost than the Freestyle Plug