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When You Should Plant Sod in Central Florida

When You Should Plant Sod in Central Florida

Central Florida’s seasons may not be as varied as they are up north, but that doesn’t mean that you should plant sod without paying attention to the weather. Like any project, preparation is key for achieving successful results. See the importance of timing for sod...

How to Select a Turfgrass for Shady Lawns

How to Select a Turfgrass for Shady Lawns

Central Florida gets a lot of sunshine but that doesn’t mean every lawn receives the same amount of sunlight due to shade from trees or buildings. Before buying any turfgrass, make sure it’s a variety that matches how much sunlight your lawn receives to achieve green,...

7 Grass Types to Consider for Central Florida

7 Grass Types to Consider for Central Florida

While not all grasses do well in Central Florida’s subtropical climate due to high humidity, high heat, and occasional drought periods, selecting the right type of sod will help ensure your lawn looks great regardless. See what are the seven best grass types for...

Where Is the Best Place to Find St. Augustine Sod for Sale?

St. Augustine sod is one of the most popular options for Central Florida lawns. That’s because St. Augustine grass is native to Florida, making it well suited for our intensely hot summers. It also comes in several different variations, allowing you to choose the...

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...

Best Types of Turfgrass for Central Florida

Choosing the best grass type for your Central Florida lawn requires more planning and research than you might think. Understanding which grass type is ideal for your home, you should do you research. Before you decide on the right sod for your lawn, take a minute to...

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....

Go Green this Spring with Turf Grass

Did you know you that adding turfgrass to your lawn can help your carbon footprint? Studies show that turfgrass can make a big impact on the environment, from urban to open areas.   In smaller communities or urban areas, sod can do numerous things, including reducing...

The Best Commercial Sod for Your Property

Many people use sod to beautify their lawns at home, but it can also be used to keep your commercial property looking fresh and appealing to visitors.  Depending the type of commercial property you have, different types of sod could be more beneficial over others –...

What Exactly IS Sod Grass?

Traditional grass seeds grow and form complicated root systems that primarily travel outwards, eventually forming blades of grass that then resurface. This is not always ideal for gardeners, who need more control of root placement under the soil. Sod, on the other...