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EMPIRE® Zoysia Grass Plugs

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

Grass plugs are the perfect solution for filling in bare or damaged spots in your yard or starting a new lawn. Each individual plug tray comes with 72 plugs. EMPIRE Zoysia Grass is a dark-green soft-to-the-touch type of grass. It has excellent wear and drought tolerance, resists chinch bugs, and requires low maintenance.

Original price was: $64.99.Current price is: $48.75.

Grass plugs 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. 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.
  • Plugs are a more affordable option compared to sod, making them a cost-effective choice.
  • Empire Zoysia Grass Plugs 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 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.
EMPIRE Zoysia Grass Plugs thrive in warm weather with 5–6 hours of sunlight and are highly resistant to drought. They are also resistant to disease and insects, making them a good choice for any lawn. This grass can handle foot traffic, making it ideal for families with active kids or pets that enjoy playing outside. EMPIRE Zoysia Grass plugs are a great option for homeowners who desire a low maintenance, attractive, and adaptable grass. EMPIRE Zoysia Grass Plugs have several features that make them an excellent choice for lawns. These features include:
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Drought resistance
  • Chinch bug resistance
  • Wear tolerance
  • Foot traffic tolerance
  • Resistance to disease and insects
Color: Dark Green Texture: Very Soft Spring Green Up: Good
Wear/Injury Recovery: Very Good Insect Resistance: Chinch Bug Resistant, Good Disease Resistance: Good Weed Resistance: Excellent
Heat Tolerance: Very Good Cold Tolerance: Very Good Shade Tolerance: Good Drought Tolerance: Very Good Salt Tolerance: Good Wear Tolerance: Very Good
Mow Height: 1-2 inches Maintenance: Low Growth: Rapid Horizontal Growth

Our 72-count plug trays can cover up to 72 square feet when spaced 6–18 inches apart on center. For quicker ground cover, plant each plug closer together. Each plug is 1.25 inches long x 1.25 inches wide x 2 inches tall.”

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 65 reviews
Peggie M. (Cleveland, TN)
Great grass

Planted the grass and despite the exessive hot weather it is growing great as we water it every other day it's looking so good

Maegan H. (Savannah, GA)
Easy and it’s doing Great!!

Perfect solution to our spotty grass issues

Richard M. (Spartanburg, SC)
healthy plugs!

The shipment came in promptly and the grass was in excellent shape!

Michael W. (Wilmington, NC)

1 was late in the season ordering zoysia (May), so it still all rooted in 2 weeks. Can’t ask you anything more.

Warren G. (Lewes, DE)

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