Tips and Inspiration for Your Lawn and Garden

  • How to Repair Patches of Dead Grass with Grass Plugs

    Sparse areas and patches of dead grass on your lawn can stem from all sorts of issues, such as poor soil conditions, fungal diseases, animal digging, pet urine, heavy foot traffic, and heat and drought. Regardless of the underlying cause of these unsightly problems, grass plugs emerge as an effective solution to restore your lawn to its healthy and vibrant state.

  • How to Dethatch a Lawn & Why You Should

    Lawn maintenance is an ongoing process to keep your grass healthy. So when it isn’t, despite your best efforts, there’s one possible reason you should investigate—thatch.
  • How to Winterize Your Lawn

    Applying fertilizer to winterize your lawn seems like a no-brainer. But what about in Florida, where snow and freezing temperatures are not usually a concern? The answer is yes.
  • How Often Should You Mow Your Lawn?

    Lawn care takes a delicate balance, requiring the right amounts of fertilizer and water for optimal growth. Similarly, while regular mowing is essential, striking the right balance does more than just keep your lawn neat; it also contributes to its long-term health.

  • 5 Common Fungi in Lawns and How to Treat Them

    Maintaining a healthy lawn is a year-round endeavor that requires constant attention and care. This is particularly true in Florida, where the warm, humid subtropical climate makes it susceptible to fungal infections throughout the year. In addition to warm-season grasses like Zoysia grass, this unique condition provides an optimal environment for fungal diseases, like brown patch disease and leaf spot fungus.

  • How to Adjust Soil pH When Planting Grass Plugs

    Grass plugs require specific characteristics to establish in a new soil and thrive. One essential characteristic is soil pH, which determines how acidic or alkaline the soil is. While most grass performs best in soil with a pH between 6 and 7, the right soil pH still depends on the grass type you are planting.

  • Grass Plugger & 6 Other Essentials For Planting Plugs

    Bethel Farms has specialized in growing warm-season grasses in trays, called the SodPod—a miniature lawn in a pod. It consists of mature grass with a well-established root system to guarantee more planting success. We recommend our grass plug solutions as a more cost-effective way to establish new lawns and refill sparse areas in both residential and commercial settings.

  • How to Plant & Care for Centipede Grass Plugs

    Centipede grass isn’t called the lazy man’s grass for nothing. Like Bermuda, Zoysia, and St. Augustine grass, it is a warm-season grass variety known for its low-maintenance requirements and ability to grow in less-than-ideal soil conditions.
  • 4 Best Drought-Tolerant, Low-Maintenance Grass Varieties

    Drought tolerance in grass doesn't guarantee a prolonged green appearance without rain. Instead, it means your grass can endure extended periods of drought by entering a dormant state. This physiological process protects the grass against heat and dry spells, wherein the grass completely stops growing and turns brown. But, once water becomes available, it should resume growth and return to its vibrant state.
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Bermuda Grass Sod Plugs

    Bermuda grass is a warm-season grass characterized by dense, light-to-dark green blades. Its use as a grass lawn is primarily attributed to its excellent weather resilience and self-repairing abilities. Today, you’ll find it available as sod or grass sod plugs, and if you’re in Florida or anywhere in the southern region, Bermuda grass may be the most prevalent option for you.
  • 7 Easy Steps to Start a Lawn with Grass Plugs

    When establishing their lawns, many homeowners are often faced with the decision between affordability and quick establishment. Grass plugs emerge as a practical lawn care solution, bridging the gap between the affordability of grass seeds and the instant gratification of sod.
  • Can You Make Your Own Grass Plugs?

    You’ve saved, worked hard, and finally succeeded—congratulations on moving into your new home! 

    As you walk through the door, your mind will likely be racing with to-dos to make you feel right at home. But caring for your new place shouldn’t be confined to the four corners of your home—it should extend well beyond the walls, too. When you spruce up your lawn, planting new grass should be at the top of your list.