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SodPods™ Floratam St. Augustine Grass Plugs

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

SodPods are a type of grass plug that are great solutions for filling in bare spots or testing the performance of a turfgrass variety. Our SodPods are available in 16, 32, and 64-count trays. Floratam St. Augustine is renowned for its robustness and ability to thrive in warmer climates. This grass variety boasts a dark green color and wider blade, making it a favorite in warmer regions due to its exceptional heat and drought tolerance.



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.
  • Floratam 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.
Floratam St. Augustine is a widely prevalent variety of St. Augustine grass in Florida, known for its low-maintenance nature. This variety thrives well when mowed at a higher height, making it a practical choice for lawn care. Floratam is extensively used in both commercial landscapes and residential lawns across Florida. Floratam St. Augustine has several features that make them an excellent choice for lawns. These features include:
  • Wear tolerant
  • Shade tolerant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Easy to maintain
  • Coarse texture
  • Dark green color
Color: Dark Green
Texture: Coarse
Spring Green Up: Good
Wear/Injury: Moderate
Insect: Moderate
Disease: Good
Weed: Good
Heat: Very Good
Cold: Good
Shade: Good
Drought: Good
Salt: Good
Wear: Moderate
Mow Height: 2-4 inches
Maintenance: 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.

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 7 reviews
SBee (Pflugerville, TX)
Great Plants!

I’m nearing the end of the first 10 days, post installation. So far so good! Blessed with a lot of BENEFICIAL rain.

Order received was beyond expectations. Packed well, fresh and high quality. Hint: if you will be planting a lot of these invest in a DEWALT mixer drill and auger (esp for clay) and plug away without killing your back.

G.D. (Gainesville, FL)

Plugs arrived in good condition. Within several hours we had the holes dug, fertilizer applied and the plugs planted. They are growing very steadily. Happy with the product!

J.L. (Houston, TX)
A plug for SodPods

Healthy and densely leafed trays arrived in excellent condition; roots were well established. Happily soaking up the sun now, in sunny South Texas! Thank you.

Jay W. (Birmingham, AL)
Quality Healthy Plugs

I received these plugs within a week after I ordered, and they were all live and well on arrival. Now after a couple weeks since I planted them, the plugs are growing rapidly

Craig O. (West Palm Beach, FL)
St. Augustine Pugs

The plugs came next day and were beautiful. Planted and rooted already. Great product and service.

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