Lawn Care Basics: The Grass is Always Greener
Patching with sprigs or plugs (Step 1)
What you need: shovel or spade, organic matter and fertilizer, rake, topsoil, grass sprigs or plugs, water, rotary tiller A fast way to repair a lawn is to use sprigs or plugs. This method is best done with warm-season grasses such as Bermuda grass, zoysia grass, or St. Augustine grass in the spring. Before planting, prepare the soil by tilling or digging in organic matter and granular, slow-release fertilizer. Smooth the soil with a rake. Just like sod, fresh plugs should be kept cool and moist until planting; plant them as soon as possible after you bring them home.