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Tips for Maintaining St. Augustine Sod in Your Florida Lawn

St. Augustine grass is a common choice for lawns across the southern United States, especially in Florida. That is because it has an excellent ability to thrive in tropical and even sub-tropical climates as well as being an attractive bright green grass. While it...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Top 4 Summer Sod Tips for Central Florida Lawns

Summertime in Central Florida mean sunshine, barbecues and time spent outside with family and friends. But sudden summer downpours and powerful Florida humidity can cause summer landscapes to be especially susceptible to disease. To keep your lawn looking its best,...

St. Augustine Grass Maintenance In Central Florida

Irrigation The most efficient and least costly way to irrigate is to only do it when the grass requires it. Give enough water so that the soil is wet to about 4 inches deep. This encourages the roots to grow deeper, which helps the grass tolerate dry conditions...

Why Sod Might be the Easiest Solution for a Lawn Overgrown with Weeds

It’s one thing when a yard requires some weed pulling, but it’s another case entirely when weeds overtake your entire yard. Hours of time spent in the heat and you might make it through only a portion of you yard. And depending on the extent of weed population, you...

When Should I Hire a Professional Orlando Sod Expert?

It may be tempting to trying sodding your own lawn, but be warned, it is harder than it looks. Sodding can help to establish a lawn, allowing it to integrate successfully. But when it’s not done correctly, you run the risk that your lawn simply won’t take, and all...

Herbicides and Pesticides – What to Use?

Most of us spend a lot of time and money getting our Central Florida lawns to look perfect only to wake up one morning and see weeds or large brown spots where insects have been dining! Fighting Mother Nature can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, however...