The Ground Source Blog

Posted by Joe Mouad on Nov 8, 2022 10:26:03 AM

Are Tree Roots Damaging Your Sprinkler System? 3 Signs and What to do Next

Man, tree roots are no joke.

Have you ever been walking along the sidewalk and noticed a section of concrete heaving up like a mini earthquake struck?

The culprit? A huge tree root that grew up under the pavement and just shoved it up out of the way as if it were a piece of paper.

If you have trees on your Central Florida property, that same impressive root strength is going on underground near your sprinkler system. It’s a pretty common problem.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Oct 20, 2022 9:27:00 AM

10 Ideas for Landscaping Your Small Backyard in Central Florida

There are plenty of benefits to a small backyard:

1. Nobody asks you to host the family reunion. (Did you really want to grill 80 hot dogs?)

2. Tourists don’t mistake your place for a state park.

3. You don’t have to send a search party out to find the mail carrier who took a wrong turn and got lost.
Sure, big backyards get all the attention in the home and garden magazines, but your small yard deserves some landscaping luxury, too.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Oct 6, 2022 1:41:18 PM

Do’s and Don’ts of Central Florida Sod Installation

You don’t want to be the neighborhood’s example of bad sod installation. People pointing, whispering, driving really slowly past your house.

You went through that once when you installed your own roof, remember?

Sod installation in Florida isn’t the hardest thing in the world, but it isn’t the easiest, either.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Oct 6, 2022 10:00:00 AM

6 Benefits of Installing a Fire Pit in Your Central Florida Backyard

There are signs that prove you need a fire pit:

1. You’ve been making s’mores in the microwave. (We all know that’s a crime against marshmallows.)

2. You’ve been frequently sneaking over to enjoy your neighbor’s fire pit, sometimes wearing disguises so he doesn’t know how often you’re coming over.

3. You daydream about being a caveman.