Transplanting Grass: The Hair Club For Men Method
There were some really big bald spots in the lawn at the beginning of the project.
- Use a trowel to harvest little plugs of “rogue” grass from areas where you don’t want grass.
- In the bald spot where you do want grass, stab the soil with a shovel and pull back the on the shovel handle to make a little slit in the dirt.
- Place a couple little plugs of grass in the slit so roots are in the dirt and the leaves are above the dirt.
- Remove shovel so the soil “bounces back” and closes the slit.
- Step on the soil to compact dirt around the grass plugs.
- Place a hose or sprinkler on the transplants and let the water trickle for a couple hours so the dirt around the transplant is soft and saturated…it’s okay if you make a mud puddle. The slower the water trickles, the better this works.
- Water daily and mow weekly.
- At first, the transplants will be in shock and wilt. Keep watering and mowing even if they look like they are dying/dead. The roots may be growing and new grass may sprout once the roots have set.
- Transplant a bunch of grass “plugs”
- Over time, the grass will take root, spread and fill in the bare areas.