How To Transplant Grass – Ultimate Guide (Easy Solution)

There are a number of ways you can do a total make over to your compound for it to look appealing throughout the year. The easiest method being transplanting grass.

A lot of people usually prefer transplanting grass on their lawns because it is actually pretty affordable. In addition to this, grass also doesn’t require too much too much effort for it to grow healthily. Think of it as the easiest way to have a beautiful looking lawn. And this is not all, as you won’t have to worry about buying too many garden tools in order to do this process. All you will need will be a shovel, fertilizer, rake and most definitely grass.

There are a number of steps that you should follow in order to properly transplant grass on your compound. The first step is that you should prepare the soil in your compound and ensure that you have removed any weeds that may be present. You can use a rake to do this and after you are done you are required to add organic fertilizer and rake the soil once again for the fertilizer to settle well on the soil.

After doing this, you then water the area that you are going to plant the grass so that the soil can receive good moisture. This is the point where the hand shovel comes in handy as you can test the moisture of the soil using this tool. Without doubt, you’ll have successfully completed the preparation process of the ground after going through these two steps.

You should then remove the grass sods that you intend to transplant from the area where they had grown initially using a spade. It is also important to note that you should remove the grass in strips. Always ensure that the grass sod strips are almost similar in size with the head of the shovel.

Then put the shovel underneath the grass strips and push it deeper until the grass roots are detached from the ground. Once you are done with this process, you can put the grass sods on your wheel barrow and transport the grass to the new planting area.

When you get to the new planting area you should unroll the grass sods to be transplanted and space them well. It is advisable to use a lawn roller and press the grass sods deep into the soil so that the roots can connect with the soil. You can either use a commercial lawn roller or DIY lawn roller, depending on what you prefer.

The final step includes watering the strips on a regular basis until they start to grow steadily once again.




Used for tilling the soil and removing weeds

Organic fertilizer

It contains nutrients that are good for the soil


Used to remove the grass strips during transplanting

Water hose

You need it to water the grass after you have transplanted it.

This is the most common way to transplant grass however you should also take into consideration whether you are transplanting grass sods or plugs. Transplanting grass sods is usually easier because they are sold in strips. Grass plugs on the other hand, are usually sold in trays because their sizes usually vary a lot.

How to prepare the soil for transplanting

The first step that you should do is till the planting area and then apply herbicides in order to kill any weeds that may be present. You should ensure that you dig between 4 inches to 6 inches deep.

After you do this, you should ensure that you have solved any drainage problems in the soil that you are going to transplant the grass. You can easily do this by adding sand as it breaks the garden soil particles which improves drainage. Good aeration will also enable the soil to adequately hold moisture.   

The third step includes adding fertilizer to the soil that you are supposed to transplant the grass. This helps add nutrients to the soil which is essential for proper growth of the transplanted grass. Soil that has nutrients will enable the grass shoots to emerge looking healthy and thick which will have your lawn looking neat throughout.

Then you rake the soil to remove any debris that may hinder proper growth of the transplanted grass.


You’ll agree with me that transplanting grass isn’t the most difficult task to do. In addition to this, it is also an affordable way to do a total makeover of your lawn in the event it gets run down. For sure, you will be assured of a lovely looking lawn so long as you follow these steps to the latter.


How many times should I water grass that I have transplanted?

You should do this at least 2- 3 times a day.

How do I dig out weeds on the soil?

You can use a rake to remove any weeds or debris that may be in the soil.

Leave a Comment