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SodPods™ Centipede Grass Plugs

Ships Mon-Wed; order by 11am the previous business day.

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. Common Centipede is known for its minimal maintenance needs and moderate drought tolerance. With a light green color and a medium texture, centipedegrass is popular in the Southeastern United States due to its heat tolerance and low nutrient requirements.



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.
  • Common Centipede 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.
Common centipede grass is an easy-to-maintain grass with a massive root system that contributes to its toughness. This robust root structure enables the Centipede grass to recover quickly from damage and cover the ground rapidly. Additionally, the roots enhance the grass's uptake of water and nutrients, making it highly drought-tolerant. This sod is particularly suited for residential lawns that require a balance of durability and low maintenance. Common centipedegrass has several features that make it an excellent choice for lawns. These features include:
  • Wear tolerant
  • Shade tolerant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Easy to maintain
  • Soft texture
  • Quick recovery
Color: Light Green
Texture: Moderately Soft
Spring Green Up: Good
Wear/Injury: Good
Insect: Moderate
Disease: Moderate
Weed: Moderate
Heat: Good
Cold: Good
Shade: Moderate
Drought: Good
Salt: Good
Wear: Moderate
Mow Height: 1.5-2 inches
Maintenance: Low
Growth: Vertical 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.

Plug trays ship Monday-Wednesday with an 11am cut-off the prior business day.

Order Time Ship Day Delivery ETA
11am Tuesday – 11am Friday Monday Thursday/Friday
11am Friday – 11am Monday Tuesday Friday/Saturday
11am Monday – 11am Tuesday Wednesday Saturday/Sunday

For cost-effective shipping, remember that 3 plug trays 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.


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
ron m. (Johns Island, SC)

The plugs are doing great! My only complaint was that a couple of the flats were crushed in the shipping process but hopefully they will survive. I will definitely use your company in the future .

Richard C. (Wilmington, NC)

great quality, easy to handle and install, progressing nicely all rooted and growing.
Company easy to work with recommend.

JC i.N. (Oak Island, NC)
The Centipede sod pods are beautiful!

When I received my sod pods in the mail and opened them, it was some of the prettiest grass I'd seen. And it had been through the mail. I watered and put them in the sun and then planted 2 days later. I'm excited as the pods start to spread. I was so pleased that I placed an other order for 64 pods! Just planted them yesterday. Great product and service.

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