Episode #282 | Original Air Date: March 30, 2021
When properly installed and maintained, a modest amount of lawn can really enhance the look and usefulness of your Florida-Friendly landscape. You can establish a new lawn by seeding, sprigging, plugging, or sodding.
Seeding can be an easy and cheap way to plant a lawn but won’t work for all grasses.
Sprigging is the planting of individual grass stems at spaced intervals.
Plugging is the planting of small pieces of sod at regular intervals, while sodding covers an entire area with turf and produces an “instant lawn.” Sod can also be cut or pulled apart to produce sprigs and plugs.
To establish a new lawn successfully, be sure to prepare the site properly.
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