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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 if your furry...

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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, Bermudagrass, St....

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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 throughout...

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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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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 energy consumption, mitigating the heat island effect commonly found in cities, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions – all of which contribute to efforts to reduce global warming.   In larger lawns and other open areas, turfgrass...

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How Much Does It Cost to Install Sod in Central Florida?

Are you thinking about installing new sod in your residential lawn or for your commercial property? You may be wondering how much it would cost to purchase the sod and have it installed. The truth is, there are a lot of different factors that can go into the price of installing sod. Here are a few of the factors that can affect the cost of a freshly installed sod lawn: The Type of Sod Sod is priced by the square foot and is often sold in rolls, but not all sod is created equal. There are...

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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 – and there are a lot to choose from. It is important to consider many different things when deciding which turfgrass product is right for you, including how much sun the area will get and how much foot traffic it gets. Here are three...

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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 hand, is living grass in the form of a carpet. Basically, sod is pre-planted grass whose roots go into the dirt, creating a complex knot, which forms a mat that can be extracted later on. How is Sod Formed? The term sod can be used...

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Using a Commercial Sod Farm for Your Next Turf Project

Maintaining a good looking, vibrant and healthy lawn is high on the list of importance for commercial property owners who understand the value of landscape investment. If you have plans to lay down new turf for your commercial property you have two options to consider - starting from scratch by planting seeds and waiting for it to grow OR laying down sod for instant greenery. The three main factors that will influence your decisions are time, budget and maintenance. Choosing a Sod Farm for...

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Orlando Sod Replacement

Whether you own or manage a commercial building, apartment complex, restaurant, or a private residence in Orlando, an attractive lawn is appealing to your guests, customers, and potential buyers of your property. By simply replacing your sod, you can dramatically improve the aesthetics of your property, increase its value, and obtain more rental revenue. If you reside in Central Florida, you are probably already aware that sod that was once healthy can quickly deteriorate. Whether your lawn is...

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