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Posted by Joe Mouad on May 18, 2020 10:43:22 AM

5 Pool Landscaping Plants Perfect for Orlando, FL

“I love that big prickly pine tree by your pool.“

That’s a sentence you’ll never hear. 

Not every plant is perfect for planting around a pool.

No spines, dripping sap, or falling burrs, please. 

Ground Source landscape designer, Eric Frisch, shares a few of his favorite pool landscaping plantsand a couple of other pool landscaping tips.

Posted by Joe Mouad on May 11, 2020 8:30:56 AM

Sod or Seed? Which Option is Best for My Lawn in Orlando, FL?

Choice one: Plant grass seed and wait. And wait. Aaaand wait.

Choice two: Unroll sod for a perfect instant carpet of lawn.

That’s one big difference when you compare sod vs. seed. 

But there are other differences, too, that can help you choose which way to go here in Orlando.

Sod or seed? Let’s take a look.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 30, 2020 3:24:44 PM

7 of the Best Palm Trees for Your Central FL Landscaping

This is Central Florida, land of palm trees.

Pick a palm for your yard or property, and it’ll thrive, right?

Actually, no. Just because this is Florida doesn't mean every variety of palm loves it here.

Some varieties, like Royal, Traveler's, or Coconut palms will likely die here in Central Florida if we get a bad frost or freeze.

If these three are your favorites, Traveler's palm, which looks like a banana tree, is the most likely of the three to survive in Central Florida, if not exposed to cold winds. 

But there are better choices.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 29, 2020 3:36:52 PM

Installing Lawn Sprinklers: 9 Facts Every Orlando, FL Homeowner Should Know Beforehand

Fact number one: here in Orlando, you need an irrigation system for your lawn and landscaping.

You know it. We know it. Your lawn knows it. 

Basically, everyone knows it.

Without irrigation, you risk parched brown grass, wilted flowers, and the embarrassment of unsightly, struggling landscaping, not to mention the expense of re- planting or re- sodding.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, here are a few more facts you should know before your lawn sprinkler system installation. 

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 27, 2020 10:14:04 AM

Preparing for Your Sod Delivery: 7 Essential Considerations

So, you’re planning to order a delivery of fresh, green sod to install, finally making your yard that lush oasis of your dreams.

Pretty exciting! Delivery day can’t come soon enough, right?

Are you ready? Have a plan? 

You need one.

Here at Ground Source, most of our customers hire us to both remove their existing turf and then install a fresh new sod lawn.

But if you’re tackling the installation yourself, here are some pro tips for sod delivery in Orlando:

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 14, 2020 1:25:57 PM

Paver Patios: Considering Materials, Cost, and Patio Builders in Orlando, FL

If you had a fabulous patio, we could sit out there with landscape designer Eric Frisch and talk about how great paver patios are.

Oh, shoot. Maybe just pull up a chair in the grass, then. 

There are other patio material choices, of course, from gravel to stamped concrete.

But Ground Source designer Frisch sticks to pavers.

What’s so great about pavers? 

How much does a paver patio cost?

What are some designer tips for a great paver patio installation? 

Let’s take a look. 

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 13, 2020 11:43:38 AM

8 Questions to Ask Sod Installers in Orlando, FL Before Accepting a Proposal

So, you need new sod. Your first question is probably “Who are the sod installers near me?”

Sure, that’s a good start. But there are more important questions.

You don’t just want the closest sod installer. You want the best sod installer, who you can trust to show up, do the job right, and deliver the freshest, healthiest sod.