Lawn Care Basics: The Grass is Always Greener
Patching with sprigs or plugs (Step 2)
Set the plugs in a grid pattern; the closer you set them, the sooner the patch will fill in. Using sprigs to establish your patch is less expensive than plugs. But it takes a little more work to prepare a planting area, put the sprigs in, and care for the area until the grass fills in.