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Innovation® Zoysia Grass Plugs

Plug trays only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Grass plugs are the perfect solution for filling in bare or damaged spots in your yard or starting a new lawn. Innovation Zoysia Grass, with its fine texture and vibrant green color, offers exceptional wear tolerance, drought resistance, and low maintenance requirements.


Frequently Bought Together

Innovation® Zoysia Grass Plugs Single + + Soil Moist + Lawnifi New Lawn Starter Box
Price for all: $147.84

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.
  • Innovation 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.

Innovation Zoysia Grass Plugs are a versatile and resilient warm season grass, well-suited for a variety of home lawns. This medium to fine textured grass exhibits a cool season look while offering improved heat and drought tolerance, making it an attractive and practical choice for home landscapes. The grass plugs are known for their dense layer of fine, soft blades, enabling them to withstand foot traffic and providing a lush, inviting appearance to any lawn. Innovation Zoysia Grass Plugs are highly resistant to drought, wear tolerant, and have excellent cold tolerance once established. The grass plugs are also known for their tight growth habits, moderate to good shade tolerance, and the ability to perform well in a variety of soils. Innovation Zoysia Grass Plugs are a great option for homeowners who desire a low maintenance, attractive, and adaptable grass. Innovation Zoysia Plugs have several features that make them an excellent choice for lawns. These features include:

  • Cold tolerant
  • Dark green color
  • Medium-to-fine texture
  • Shade tolerance
  • Good weed control
  • Good injury recovery


Color: Dark Green
Texture: Soft
Spring Green Up: Excellent


Wear/Injury Recovery: Good
Insect Resistance: Bluegrass Billbugs
Disease Resistance: Very Good
Weed Resistance: Good


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


Mow Height: 0.5-1.5 inches
Maintenance: Medium
Growth: Fast-Growing

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.

Our high-quality grass plugs are shipped on Tuesdays and 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.

What are grass plugs?
Grass plugs are individual plants that are grown in trays in controlled conditions. They are 1–2 inch diameter ready-to-plant turf. Over time, the grass plugs expand and spread into a fully formed lawn.

How do I use grass plugs?
Use plugs to fill in bare spots or replace a full yard. They are also great for trialing a new grass to see how well a certain type of grass performs in your yard. Grass plugs offer a cost-effective alternative to sod sections and are more straightforward to establish compared to seeding. For additional planting details click here.

When should I use grass plugs vs. sod and seed?
Plugs offer a hybrid solution to sod or seed. Use plugs for a more affordable solution to sod with more predictable growth. Sod provides an instantly lush lawn appearance from day 1, but comes at a higher cost. Seed is the most budget-friendly option but requires more time to grow and may result in uneven growth. Click here for more information.

When should I plant grass plugs?
The easiest time to plant plugs is in the spring or fall. Plugs can be planted ANYTIME but peak summer and dormant winter offer their own challenges as it relates to water management and plug care. Learn more here.

How much should I water new grass plugs?
Proper watering is critical. Water plugs immediately after planting for proper establishment. Give them a good soaking, but do not overwater. If the soil is soggy or the grass blades start to turn yellow, reduce watering. For the first 2 weeks after planting, water the grass plugs 2–4 times per day to keep the soil moist. Water should penetrate up to 6–8 inches of soil. After the first 2 weeks, gradually reduce the frequency of watering. Water the grass plugs every other day or less. Check the soil moisture regularly to ensure that it remains moist without becoming waterlogged or dried out.

Why are my grass plugs brown or yellow?
We deliver your plugs from the farm when it’s at its healthiest, vibrant green stage. During shipping, there might be some temporary yellowing due to reduced oxygen and water. Don’t worry, get them planted as soon as possible and take care of them like normal. They’ll bounce back to that beautiful green color usually within two weeks.

How long does it take for grass plugs to spread?
Plug spread depends on several factors, including the type of grass, the spacing of the plugs and the growing conditions. It typically takes around 6–12 months for them to fully establish after planting. But we have seen smaller areas fill in in as little as 2–4 weeks.

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Great product!

I've held off on giving a review until a few years passed. I was told the old adage of the first year it sleeps, the second year it creeps, and the third year it leaps. My goal was for the Zoysia to fill the entire back yard and overtake my fescue. Did it ever! Outside of one small bare spot, which I intend to fix this year, my yard looks awesome. Plus, it's low maintenance.

K.K. (Huntsville, AL)
Awesome plugs

I bought a tray of these for my backyard which is pretty well shaded late summer last year just as a test. I didn't see any results initially and forgy about them and overseesed with fescue in fall. Its late February now and nearly my whole yard is covered in zoysia. Its like a miracle. The lady of the house was impressed by the lawn and i initially thought it was just rhe fescue. Nope zoysia. Have Meyer in the front which is terrible for shade in comparison to this stuff. Its February and already green and highs have only been in the 60s. Buy this stuff! Its fantastic!

V.I. (Atlanta, GA)
Great so far, fingers crossed it will survive the winter. I love the color too!

I'm in middle TN with very hot summers and temps dropping below freezing occasionally in the winter. My house is sitting on a slope and while it gets plenty of water, most runs right past it and to make things worse the soil is pretty much all clay, cold season grasses get fried in the summer. I was hesistant with warm season grass since it turns brown in the winter months while it's dormant, but at this point it was either that or no grass or ugly weeds. i planted ~70 plugs during labor day weekend, it wasn't too labor intensive. and had sprinkler go off for 10 mins 3 times a day for the first 3 weeks, then a couple weeks twice a day and then stopped watering altogether. We're now past Thanksgiving and while it has been a warm fall, the grass is still green when the temps are in the 50s during the day. i can see where it spread already. there are a few plugs that didn't survive, and others my dog dug out before they sprouted but that's okay. The area are planted them was pretty much bare so the fact that it survived this far tells me i may finally have a decent lawn someday. In the spring i'll plan more plugs in the areas that have grass so it'll eventually take over. In the picture juicy green grass is from plugs i planted

Michelle D. (Bradenton, FL)
very small and only a few survived....

These plugs were very small and most did not survive. I did everything suggested to install them.

RIch T. (The Villages, FL)

Zoysia is a slow growing turf grass so I’m withholding my overall opinion of this variety of Zoysia until it’s had more time to develop.

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