How to Plant Zoysia Grass Plugs

4 Tips That Will Make Your Plug Installation a Success!

Installing zoysia plugs is super simple! Follow these 4 tips to make your installation go smooth and fast. With a little patience and care, you will be rewarded with a lush, green carpet of zoysia grass.

MOW IT LOW: If installing into an existing lawn, mow your yard at the lowest setting. This makes installing the plugs easier because there is less grass/weeds to plug a hole through. After install, keep the grass mowed to a height of 1.5 to 2 inches to promote the outward growth of the zoysia plugs.

PLAN YOUR PLUG PATTERN: We recommend spacing your plugs no farther than 12 inches apart. You can use marking spray paint or stakes to mark the plug sites ahead of time.

STEP ON THE PLUGS: A good way to seat the plugs in their new holes is to firmly step on them after you install them. This will make sure there are no root-drying air pockets between your yard’s soil and the plug soil. You will want the plug hole to be just shallower than the height of your plug.

COLLECT AN INCH: Zoysia is a drought tolerant grass once established. In the first two weeks, you will want to water your plugs approximately one inch each day. The best way water zoysia is to use a sprinkler. We never suggest hand watering. . .even for small areas. Place a bowl or empty soup can in the middle of the area you are watering and collect at least an inch of water. You also want to try to water in the morning hours only.


Watch our install video here.



Ryan Wolfe
Ryan Wolfe