Does Grass Plug Hole Shape Matter

Question From: Wadesville, Indiana, United States
Q: There is a question on how to dig a plugin a grass yard that is better for not killing the grass when metal detecting. Some say to dig a three sided hole and use the other side as a hinge others say it doesn't matter either way. The thinking is it saves some roots to help. I have not seen a professional answer on this. My thought is it really doesn't matter and what is killing the grass is lack of water after the plug is removed and put back in the ground. If there is a best method to help not kill the grass it would be very helpful to know.

A: I can't speak to the shape of the plug, but I agree if well watered after replacement for a week or two the grass should reestablish. Think of divets on a golf course. Best Nancy and Happy Gardening