The Ground Source Blog

Posted by Joe Mouad on Aug 5, 2020 1:45:50 PM

7 Landscape Design Tips for Perfect Plantings at Your Orlando, FL Home

So, you’re ready to do some landscaping! We can sense your excitement way over here.

Got your plan in place? Considered the one-third rule? Varied your colors and textures? Planned for staggered bloom times? 

If all you’ve done is bought three azalea shrubs, you’re reading this just in time. 

Let these seven Florida landscaping ideas get you off to a great start.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jul 27, 2020 4:18:32 PM

3 Steps to Fix a Broken Sprinkler System at Your Orlando, FL Home

Something’s not right with your sprinkler system, and this is the last thing you need now, right?

We’ll cross our fingers for you that it’s just a clogged nozzle or a stuck valve — nothing major.

But you might have to get your hands dirty.

How do you fix a broken sprinkler?

Let’s walk through a few common problems.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jul 7, 2020 3:26:53 PM

DIY Landscape Lighting vs. Hiring a Pro in Orlando, FL

Afraid of the dark? 

Head out there with a DIY landscape lighting kit and things could get really scary.

Maybe you’ve been thinking of heading to the big box store and grabbing some landscape lighting components.

We know you can pull it off. 

But should you? Or is this one of those jobs best left to the pros?

Let’s shed some light on the subject.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jun 24, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Irrigation Head Size, Isolation Valves, & Rain Sensors: 3 Critical Items for Your Sprinkler System in Orlando, FL

If your Orlando sprinkler system is steadily chugging away, watering your lawn, you’re probably happy with it.

But is it the best it can be? Or is it wasting water, costing you money every time it turns on?

Will you have to turn off the water to your entire house if something goes wrong with your sprinkler system? (What a pain, right?)

Not all Orlando irrigation companies include all the features you need to get the best operation out of your sprinkler system.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jun 22, 2020 1:51:35 PM

Understanding Yard Drainage in Orlando: French Drains, Collection Boxes, & More

Read anything fascinating about yard drainage lately?

What? You don’t think yard drains are fascinating? Hmm, maybe it’s just us.

But if you live in a newer Orlando neighborhood, chances are you need some kind of yard drainage.

Drainage here in Orlando is a continuing problem as the city grows. All the dry areas have already been developed, so nearly all the houses in new neighborhoods have drainage problems. The already-wet ground can’t absorb extra water.

New homes also often have poor soil, so water doesn’t seep in as well as it should.

What kind of yard drain is best for your house?

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jun 15, 2020 12:51:03 PM

3 Sod Estimate Essentials: Details Every Orlando, FL Homeowner Should Know

Your eyes get a real workout when you first get a look at your sod estimate.

All that scanning to get to the part where it gives you the price. (Yup, we know that’s where you headfirst.) 

Sure, price matters. But there’s more to a good sod estimate than price. A good sod company will include all kinds of helpful information, so you know exactly what you’re getting for that price.

What should be included in your sod estimate? Take a look.