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Plant Grass Plugs in the recommended pattern shown in the picture below with plugs placed 12" apart from edge to edge or 15" apart from center to center. Plugs may be also be planted 18" apart from edge to edge although the 12" method is recommended.

For best results plant plugs 12" apart -- or closer -- for quicker coverage. Please see our planting charts below.

Grass Plug Spacing Chart

Number of Grass Plugs to Plant Based On The Diagonal Planting Chart

  • 36 plugs spaced 12 inches apart (15 inches from center) provides coverage for 64 sq. ft of turf.
    Note - 12 inch spacing is the diagonal spacing from edge of each 3 inch plug.
  • 36 plugs spaced 15 inches apart (18 inches from center) provides coverage for 80 sq. ft of turf.
  • 36 plugs spaced 18 inches apart (21 inches from center) provides coverage for 112 sq. ft of turf.

NOTE: Due to state agricultural regulations We can NOT ship Grass Plugs to certain states (listed at the bottom of page)

Number of Grass Plugs Needed For Various Areas Based on Square Feet

LAWN
SIZE
BEST SPACING ! Spacing Diagonal
12 " Apart

# of Plugs
NUMBER OF PLUG ORDERS NEEDED
36 @ 3" x 3" Plugs
Various Varieties
Approximately 64 sq. ft. per 36 plugs
100 SF 56 2
500 SF 281 8
1000 SF 562 16
2000 SF 1124 32
3000 SF 1686 46
4000 SF 2248 62
5000 SF 2810 78
10000 SF 5625 156
20000 SF 11250 312

The above spacing is recommended by Turf experts as a good choice.
NOTE: You can also plant closer for faster / quicker establishment.

LAWN
SIZE
Spacing Diagonal
18 " Apart

# of Plugs
# OF ORDERS NEEDED
36 @ 3" x 3" Plugs
Approximately 112 sq. ft. per 36 plugs
     
100 SF 45 2
500 SF 225 6
1000 SF 450 13
2000 SF 900 25
3000 SF 1350 38
4000 SF 1800 50
5000 SF 2250 63
10000 SF 4500 125
20000 SF 9000 250

Grass Plug 3" X 3" From Seedland.com

Note: Order quantities needed are rounded off to even order amounts. For best results plan on ordering a couple of extra plug orders to avoid spacing / planting errors.

Click here to VIEW PRICES FOR 3" x 3" PLUGS
( @ 36 per order of 1) from Seedland.com.

Our grass plugs are guaranteed to arrive alive with a developed root system.

Important Shipping Information About Grass Plugs

PLUG ORDERS SHIP ON MONDAYS!
YOUR ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY 10:00 AM EST ON FRIDAY...
FOR THE ORDER TO SHIP THE FOLLOWING MONDAY*
*Subject to any ship delay caused by adverse weather (rain just prior to shipment)
Orders placed after 10 AM Friday will be scheduled for shipment on the next cycle (2nd Monday).

Important - Shipping Restrictions: Due to state agricultural regulations on soils, we can not ship our Grass Plugs to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, & Wyoming. Due to shipping time constraints we do not ship any plugs outside USA mainland States. (IE: Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, US Islands). There are no restrictions on seeds shipped to these states.

Shipment Dates: Our grass plugs ship seasonally* every Monday for all orders placed the previous week. Orders must be placed by 10 am EST on Friday in order to ship the following week. Occasionally shipments may be delayed due to weather issues (heavy rains result in plugs too wet to ship). Since we ship orders ASAP once they are placed, please order only if you are ready to plant.

*Note: Seedland only ships Grass Plugs during the spring months of February, March, April, and May.  Some varieties may also ship in September and October - Call for availability.  We do not ship during summer months as the heat during transit can damage the plugs.

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