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Best Time to Sod in Central Florida

Creating your lawn masterpiece is easy when you’ve decided to have Central Florida sod installed. Local sod gives you that lush, green grass you want without worrying if it’ll work with your environment. But when is the best time to lay sod so that it can root without stress and start growing just like in the Home and Garden? Here are some options you have for when to lay sod and what differentiates them: Spring Noted as a favorite time of year for laying sod, spring’s mild tem...

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Lake Jem Farms 4/16/2019 Comments(0)

Best Types of Turfgrass for Central Florida

Updated 3/14/2019 Choosing the best grass type for your Central Florida lawn requires more planning and research than you might think. Before you decide on the right sod for your lawn, take a minute to answer these questions: • How much time do you plan to spend on maintenance? Mowing, watering, fertilizing, watching for bugs, fungus or disease • Are there physical or environmental limitations? No irrigation system, deep shade, soil pH is very low or high • What do you use your...

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Choosing Sod or Seed for Your Lawn

If you are debating whether to use seed or sod for your yard, you’re going to want to keep reading. In this post we’re going to give you the advantages and disadvantages to both seed and sod for your Central Florida lawn . Advantages of Sod in Florida One of the biggest advantages of sod is that it provides an instant lawn, with no wait time before your grass begins to grow. You’ll also be able to start utilizing your lawn faster with sod, since the grass establishes itself muc...

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Lake Jem Farms 1/27/2019 Comments(0)

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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