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SodPods™ Palmetto® St. Augustine Grass Plugs

SodPods are a type of grass plug that are great for filling in bare spots or testing the performance of a turfgrass variety. Our SodPods are available in 16, 32, and 64-count trays. Palmetto St. Augustine is known for its emerald-green color, shade tolerance, and disease resistance, ensuring a robust and healthy lawn.

State Restrictions: AZ, CA, CO, KS, NM, NV, OR, WA

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SodPods are individual turf plants grown in trays. They are small clumps of grass that can be used to repair damaged areas of lawns, fill in patches of bare soil, trial a new grass type, or even start a new lawn. SodPod grass plugs are relatively inexpensive and easy to plant, and they grow quickly enough that you won’t have to wait long before they look good in your lawn. Here are some benefits of using grass plugs:

  • Grass plugs establish faster and require less water than seed.
  • Grass plugs are a more affordable option compared to sod, making them a cost-effective choice.
  • Palmetto St. Augustine SodPods are easy to establish and easy to maintain.
  • They provide a natural solution for repairing a damaged lawn, particularly in small areas.
  • You can use SodPod grass plugs for fun and creative DIY projects.
  • They are effective for repairing or filling in damaged spots.
  • You can test different grass varieties before committing to a full sod order.

Palmetto St. Augustine stands as a robust and flexible warm-season grass, thriving in sun-drenched areas while exhibiting remarkable drought and shade endurance. When fully grown, it creates a thick, appealing turf, perfect for home lawns with more foot traffic. This grass type is highly adaptable, adjusting seamlessly to various soil conditions and climate types. Renowned for its rich green hue and wider blades, it provides your lawn with a lush, dynamic look. Notably, Palmetto St. Augustine showcases exceptional resistance to dry conditions and maintains good tolerance against cold, making it a highly adaptable option for diverse weather environments. Palmetto St. Augustine Grass Plugs have several features that make them an excellent choice for lawns. These features include:

  • Lethal Viral Necrosis-resistant (LVN)
  • Shade tolerant
  • Soft texture
  • Wear tolerant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Good injury recovery

Appearance

Color: Emerald-Green
Texture: Moderately Soft
Spring Green Up: Very Good

Resistance

Wear/Injury Recovery: Good
Insect Resistance: Moderate
Disease Resistance: LVN-resistant
Weed Resistance: Very Good

Tolerance

Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Shade Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Good
Salt Tolerance: Very Good
Wear Tolerance: Good

Maintenance

Mow Height: 2-2.5 inches
Maintenance: Low to Medium
Growth: Rapid Horizontal Growth

Our SodPods are available in 16, 32, and 64-count trays that cover 20, 40, and 80 square feet, respectively, when spaced 9–18 inches apart on center in a grid format. For quicker ground cover, plant each sod pod closer together. Each SodPod is 3 inches long x 3 inches wide x 3 inches tall.

SodPod Tray Count Square Feet Covered
16-count tray 20 square feet
32-count tray 40 square feet
64-count tray 80 square feet

To install grass plugs, follow these steps:

  1. Collect a soil sample and make any required soil amendments to create a conducive environment for plugs to grow.
  2. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds or debris. Mow existing lawn close to the ground. Rake the soil smooth and level.
  3. Water the soil thoroughly.
  4. Dig up or use an auger bit to drill holes for the plugs, spacing each hole 6–18 inches apart.
  5. Fertilize the holes before planting the grass plugs with a fertilizer that has a lot of phosphorus like Lawnifi Grow, the first bottle of the New Lawn Starter Box. Use Soil Moist Granules to reduce plant stress and watering.
  6. Press the plugs into the soil firmly, and use additional soil to fill the holes, ensuring the plugs are securely positioned and upright in the ground. The grass blades should be level with the ground.
  7. Keep the soil moist 6–8 inches deep every day until the plugs are established for the first 10–20 days after installation. This may require 2–4 waterings per day. Once new runners start to appear, decrease watering to twice a week.
  8. Ensure firm root establishment before mowing; gently tug a section to check. Mow only when the grass is dry to avoid soil compression and root issues. Set your mower at the highest level initially to prevent a vacuum effect; lower it gradually for future mowings.

Our high-quality grass plugs are shipped on Mondays–Wednesdays to guarantee their arrival before the weekend. This ensures that your grass plugs typically reach most locations in the US by Saturday.

For cost-effective shipping, remember that 3 plugs fit in a single box. Consider ordering 3 at a time if you anticipate needing more to cover your area. Save on shipping and enjoy your lush, green lawn!

It’s important to note that your plugs are living plants. After receiving the package, unpack the plug trays from the box right away. Some slight discoloration from lack of oxygen and sunlight during shipping may occur. Place the trays in a single layer and water the plugs immediately. We recommend planting your grass plugs as soon as possible but don’t worry if you can’t get to them right away, keep them moist until you are ready to plant them. For planting details click here.

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M.L. (Charlotte, NC)
Always arrive fast and in great shape

I have orderd both Centipede and St Augustine plugs from Sod Solutions and have never received any dead or damaged products. Only place I will go for plugs!

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Martin (Rocky Mount, NC)
Quality of second shipment

I bought 2. 64 pack within 3 week The first 64 pack looked very good. The second 64 pack didn’t look as great as the first pack. They were probably 3 to 4 per trays that had fully developed.

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Sean G. (Marco Island, FL)
Good product

Good product. Very hardy grass plugs. Started to grow right after planting.

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Laurent F.
Great product,

Fast delivery, arrived safe and well packed
Nice and green , will order more
Thank you kindly

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Chris i.O.F. (Ocala, FL)
Great for late season in Central FL

I ordered twice this year and planted in late October and early November near Ocala,FL.The plants were in excellent condition and were sourced from nearby so they arrived quickly and fresh.I have planted 1500+ regular size Palmetto plugs the past 5 years and the SodPods are now my go-to for larger bare areas and for late season.

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