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Plant your grass plugs from Seedland in Spring / Summer - These ARE THE BEST TIMES.
We sell warm season grass plugs - Warm season grasses grow best when day time temperatures are above 80° F. Planting of warm season grass plugs should be in spring / early summer to allow for the longest period of time with good growing conditions -- above 70 degrees for warm season grasses. Your plugs need time to grow and establish a good root system... so plant early for best results.

Ideally you should wait until soil temps are 65° F degrees or more AND all danger of freeze and or frost is past. A freeze or frost will turn warm season plugs brown (dormant) and they will cease growth until sufficient warm temperature days have occurred.

When to Plant Grass Plugs in In Northern & Transition Zone Areas

In the northern USA and the transition zone planting of grass plugs should be in LATE spring / early summer when soil temperatures are 65-70+ degrees and all danger of freeze / frost is past. Soil temperatures should reach this temperature when daytime temperatures are 80?+ F. This allows for the most growing temperature of WARM days before arrival of winter. You can use a soil temperature gauge to determine if temperatures are warm enough to plant.

Planting Grass Plugs In Late Summer & Early Fall

Note that Seedland only sells grass plugs during the spring months of February - May. We do not recommend planting in the northern USA after this time frame. If you are planting warm season plugs in later months of summer / early fall, you should observe the requirement that at least 6-8 weeks of growing temperatures needs to be available prior to first frost. Preferably the temperatures should be above 70° F in the day. Cool nights can slow growth (create winter dormancy in the grass) of warm season grasses and thus result in less establishment of the root system prior to winter's arrival. There is higher risk of failure with fall planting, thus we recommend spring & summer planting only.

Planting in the FALL is a high risk practice: You may or may not have successful establishment of your warm season plug. This will depend on many factors including soil type, extent of winter temperatures (hard winter / snow cover / etc.) along with other factors thus it is impossible to predict if your late planted plugs will become established and return to life in the spring.

MAKE SURE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER WHEN
LOCAL TEMPERATURES ARE
SUITABLE FOR YOUR LOCATION
BETWEEN FEBRUARY - MAY

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*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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