Plugging is one of the easiest and most economical ways to establish a new lawn or repair a damaged one. Grass plugs have a complete root system and are easier to establish than sod. Water daily for the first 7 to 10 days. Root-in will occur in about 7-14 days, or 14-20 days during cool months. Mow to recommended heights for a finer grass texture, denser turf, and increased lateral spread.