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Posted by Joe Mouad on Oct 14, 2021 11:20:34 AM

6 Best Shade Trees For Your Central Florida Landscape

Florida is famous for its bright, cheerful tropical sun.

Grab your sunglasses! Set up the lounge chair! Soak up the warmth!

But after a while, it gets pretty hot. Really hot.

Shade! Where the heck is some shade?

Florida isn’t exactly known for its shade trees, which is pretty ironic, right?

So, what are the best trees for shade in Central Florida?

Ground Source landscape designer Eric Frisch shares a few of his favorites.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Oct 1, 2021 9:32:46 AM

4 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Sprinkler System

When it’s time to upgrade your favorite jeans, the signs are pretty obvious.

They won’t button anymore. You can see your skin through them. The zipper’s broke. Your spouse threw them away in disgust.

When it’s time to upgrade your irrigation system, do you know the signs?

Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 10, 2021 9:22:09 AM

How to Stop Your Yard From Flooding: 4 Backyard Flooding Solutions

If you dream of having a pool party but have no pool, a flooded backyard could actually work out for you.

Or if you want to start a home business training seals.

Otherwise, if your yard stays wet for days when it rains, that’s bad. Excess water can damage your home’s foundation, erode and crack sidewalks and your driveway.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 9, 2021 3:11:43 PM

Evaluating 4 Popular Landscape Design Options for Your Orlando or Apopka, FL Home

You can see the end result in your mind — a fantastic yard brimming with tropical palms and drifts of vibrant flowers, a cozy patio for moonlight dinners, maybe a fire pit.

But how to get there?

There are several landscape design options, from doing it yourself to hiring a landscaping company to design and install it — and a couple of options in-between.