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What Are Warm Season Grasses? Understanding Florida Sod Types

Warm season grasses originally come from tropical regions, which is why they thrive so well in the high temperatures and bright sunshine here in Florida. These grasses grow best when temperatures are between 75-90°, meaning they do most of their growing in the summer. During the cooler months, after heavy freeze or frost, they go dormant and turn brown, returning to their green brilliance once it’s warm again in the spring. The major grasses in this category are Bahia grass, Bermudagr...

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Lake Jem Farms 11/30/2018 Comments(0)

Gain Instant Curb Appeal with Sod and Improve the Value of Your Home

When it comes to real estate, the old adage rings true, You never get a second chance to make a first impression. One of the first things an interest buyer looks at is the overall state of the outside of the house and property – including the lawn. HGTV explains, Your lawn is the first thing people see when they approach your home, and regardless about what people say about judging a book by its cover, it’s crucial to make a positive first impression. In buyers’ minds, if you&#...

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Lake Jem Farms 11/1/2018 Comments(0)

Top 3 Lawn Problems and The Sod Solutions

Home improvement doesn’t only include your house. For many Floridians, having a beautiful, manicured lawn gives you the curb appeal that everyone desires. If you’ve invested in a nice, lush sod lawn, you want to keep it looking its best. In order to do that, you’ll need to watch out for these three problems: Brown or Yellow Spots There can be multiple reasons you have brown spots in your yard. One being that your sod needs more water. Another could be animal urine, especially i...

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Lake Jem Farms 8/19/2018 Comments(0)

How to Get a Lush, Green Lawn in the Shade

Not all turf is built to withstand the shade. For areas that don’t get at least six hours of direct sun a day, selecting the right type of sod variety is incredibly important in order for your lawn to thrive. Evaluate Your Sunlight A number of factors may affect the amount of sunlight that reaches your grass. Buildings and trees can block sunlight, while different seasons can also affect the amount of sunlight your lawn gets. If you’re not sure how much sunlight reaches your lawn thr...

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Staff 7/23/2018 Comments(0)

Spring Lawn Maintenance That Will Save You in the Summer Months

With spring here, now is the time to start preparing for those hot summer months. Have your guests impressed by your beautiful, lush lawn during your parties and family cookouts by starting your spring lawn maintenance . Clean it Up Winter is over! Be sure to rake up all those dead leaves and get them to the curb. Give your lawn a chance to breathe and get yourself a good view of what needs to be done before those scorching summer months. Don’t be Afraid to Get Dirty Soil preparation is an...

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Lake Jem Farms 5/22/2018 Comments(0)