The Ground Source Blog

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 9, 2020 1:08:12 PM

Best Grass for Shade in Florida? Tips for Choosing Sod

Here in Central Florida, we’re known for sun. (All the more reason we appreciate shade.)

But when the lawn is in shade, it has to be suited for it. Most types of grass — like northerners headed to Daytona in February — love the sun.

What’s the best grass for Florida shade?

Here’s a look.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 8, 2020 1:31:24 PM

How Much Does it Cost to Install an Irrigation System at My Orlando, FL Home?

If you’ve been daydreaming about the perfect lawn, it should include an irrigation system.

The best lawns always do. Think targeted sprayers and water-saving nozzles hitting every inch of your landscaping, ensuring your lawn, plants, and trees all get proper irrigation. 

Meanwhile, you say bye to parched brown grass, wilted flowers, and the embarrassment of unsightly, struggling landscaping.

Maybe you think you can’t afford the cost of irrigation.

But maybe you can. Let’s solve the mystery.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM

The 11 Most Critical Steps for Great Sod Installation in Orlando, FL

Too bad sod installation isn’t as easy as throwing down your new living room rug — just roll it out and admire the beauty.

There’s more to installing your instant green carpet of grass than that, and some steps along the way are especially critical to ensure your new lawn thrives.

Great sod installers follow certain procedures along the way. 

Thinking of installing your own sod? These sod installation tips can guide you.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 2, 2020 2:59:20 PM

20 Great Ideas for the Best Front Yard Landscaping at Your Orlando, FL Home

Have you taken a good look at your front yard lately?

Sure, the back yard might be more fun — barbecues, pool parties, coffee and donuts in your robe.

But your front yard introduces your home to the world — or at least, to the neighborhood.

“It should be a place you’re proud to show off,” says Eric Frisch, Ground Source landscape designer.

“What can you do to stand out from the neighbors?”

Quite a bit. Check out these front yard landscaping design ideas.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Dec 2, 2019 9:32:42 AM

What's the Best Sod for Orlando, FL? Comparing Popular Grass Types

If you think all sod is basically the same — a nice green carpet of instant grass — you’re about to be surprised.

You have many choices, though you’ll need to ask yourself some questions. 

Do you love mowing the lawn, or would you rather be doing just about anything else?

Is your property sunny or shady? Does it get a lot of foot traffic? Do you have an irrigation system?

Just what is the best sod for Florida lawns?

Here’s a look to get you started.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Nov 29, 2019 8:02:00 AM

7 Red Flags When Considering Orlando Irrigation Repair Companies

When you have a problem with your irrigation system, you don’t have time to mess around.

Your grass is turning brown. Your flowers are wilting. Your patience is disappearing.

You need prompt, skilled irrigation technicians who respond quickly and know exactly what they’re doing to get your system up and running.

Timing is everything. You need irrigation repair done right, expertly, the first time.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Nov 26, 2019 9:07:03 AM

6 Important Questions to Ask When Looking for Best Sod Prices in Orlando, FL

We know you like a great deal as much as anybody. 

But when it comes to sod, cheapest isn’t the best.

This sod will be the vibrant, green centerpiece of your yard. And you have high expectations for it. 

A luxurious outdoor living space. A yard that stops the neighbors in their tracks. Picture-perfect family memories where the grass in those pictures is green, healthy and free of weeds.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Nov 12, 2019 12:53:24 PM

Is a Paver Driveway a Good Option for My Orlando, FL Home?

You might not give much thought to your old dependable driveway.

But it’s more than just a landing spot for your car.

It’s a great, big design element, a right-out-front complement to both your house and yard.

If yours needs a boost, what’s the best material?

Here in Orlando, most homeowners choose either concrete or pavers for driveways, says Eric Frisch, landscape designer at Ground Source. 

Is a paver driveway in Orlando, Florida a good idea?