Innovation® Zoysia Grass Plugs
Innovation® Zoysiagrass is the perfect choice for homeowners and golf course professionals located in the transition zone of the United States. Fast-growing Innovation® has very good shade tolerance and is easy to maintain. Innovation® is aesthetically appealing with its dark green color and medium-to-fine texture.
Includes: 72 Plugs
Plug Dimensions: 1.25″L x 1.25″W x 1.75″H
Coverage: 72 Square Feet*
Plugs only ship on Monday or Tuesday to ensure plugs do not sit in a warehouse over the weekend.
- Use when filling in bare spots or testing the performance of a turfgrass variety
- Fills in completely in about 6-12 months
- Wear tolerant, billbug resistant, drought tolerant, and low maintenance
- Fine-blade, dark green color
Frequently Bought Together
Innovation® Zoysiagrass is a hardy yet attractive turfgrass that is suitable for the southern two-thirds of the United States, making it an excellent choice for users in the transition zone. Plugs are a great way to fill bare spots or test the performance of a turfgrass variety. For best results, plant plugs in a grid spaced 9”-12” from the center of the plug.
Innovation® Zoysia is a patented and trademarked product of Sod Solutions, Inc.
*Square foot coverage is based on spacing plugs 12″ apart.
I planted 62 or 63 plugs in an area adjacent to the sod I laid about 6 weeks ago. I planted them about 9" apart. They haven't spread yet, but so far, so good.
I planted two trays of these Innovation Zoysia plugs in my yard early last summer and by fall, the 2 sq.ft. Grids (13 plugs, ~5 plugs/sq. ft except on shared borders) I had planted them in had completely filled in with a low height deep green carpet like grass. My wife really enjoys walking on it barefoot. The carpet has a soft gentle and springy feel, yet the blades are firm which lends itself to great wear tolerance and self repair while distinguishing it from the less dense growing softer blades Bermuda that will continue to be slowly choked out. This grass really enjoys a low cutting, down to 1/2 an inch with a reel mower, which is perfect for the “fairway lawn” I hope to establish. I have chipped some golf balls off the fully grown in established portions this year and it shows little to no wear and repairs remarkably fast where some wear occurs.
Interestingly, when planted in the sun, they’ll spread out everywhere, including long healthy runners into the shade. However, plugs initially established in shade didn’t seem to grow in anywhere nearly as thick or quickly, but part of this is due to the surrounding high clay content soil in the shaded parts of my yard. Despite still yet having grown in together, they at least returned from dormancy here in St. Louis, MO nice and healthy. Like any runner grass, it will easily find its way through cracks and even landscape fabric, so you have to pay close attention to it around barriers and borders.
My only complaint is that I bought 2 trays as a trial run to see how they’d grow in over the first year, and having been more than impressed with the results, I went to order more this spring back in late March to early April, and here it is in June and they have still not been in stock the entire time. No sod either as far as I’m able to tell. Hopefully they’ll have some more available soon.
In the mean time, I’ve started my own plug trays from some of the excess and overly zealous runners I’ve removed from edges, borders, and landscaping. Hope to have more available this season at some point as I may not need them next year.