Asked on Apr 5, 2012

Zoysia plugs transplanting

Douglas HuntWalter ReevesMark D


I am about to tansplant some zoysia plugs from areas of good growth to weak areas. I fear the weak areas are due to poor soil underneath. Any suggestions of additives, etc. to put in the holes before placing the plugs?
5 answers
  • 3po3
    on Apr 6, 2012

    I suggest getting a soil test through your cooperative extension office. Here's the info: They typically have a form where you can indicate what you will plant in the soil, and they can offer a detailed analysis and explain how to amend the soil to optimize it for your zoysia plugs.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 6, 2012

    Yes, you should get a soil test as Steve recommends. Make sure you put the zoysia plugs no farther apart than six inches as they are slow to spread and you will be battling weeds until they do.

  • Mark D
    on Apr 6, 2012

    Steve and Douglas Thank you for your input. I do need to have it analyzed. My situation fortunately, is a simpler one in that my Zoysia is growing well, but a few areas of about 3x6 inches are very weak. It could be from poor initial care. So I plan to transplant from some stronger growing areas, paying attention to better care, including maybe a little use of miracle grow, etc.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Apr 6, 2012

    When I transplanted St Augustine plugs I used Miracle Gro to water them in.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 7, 2012

    Good luck, Mark. Sounds like you have a very manageable situation.

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