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Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 18, 2020 9:14:56 AM

6 Fundamental Landscape Design Tips to Enhance Your Home in Orlando, FL

There’s a reason professional landscape designers get college degrees.

Man, there’s a lot of stuff to keep in mind.

When Orlando landscape designers study landscape design, they learn about mass, form, line, texture, and color. Then they combine these elements to transform your yard.

Sounds kind of fancy. But it’s why your new paver patio could have such graceful lines. It’s why your yard could be filled with plants with a variety of intriguing colors and textures.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 14, 2020 9:52:29 AM

Is Laying Sod Hard? Should You Try DIY or Hire a Sod Installer in Orlando, FL?

If your back is killing you, you’re in charge of watching five toddlers, and it’s 97 degrees, laying sod is hard.

If you’re 20, there’s a cool breeze, and you have a whole weekend ahead of you with nothing to do, laying sod isn’t as hard.

You see what we’re getting at here. The concept of “hard” is pretty subjective.

Parts of DIY sod installation are hard, like wrestling with the sod cutter machine you need to remove your old grass.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 2, 2020 10:50:27 AM

Understanding Drip Irrigation: 7 Critical Facts for Homes in Orlando, FL

Drip. Drip. Drip. 

Uh oh. A constant, steady dripping usually means something’s wrong at your house.

Leaky faucet, maybe, or a leaky roof. 

Not this time. When you have a drip irrigation system, a steady drip means your plants are getting watered perfectly, with no wasted water. 

No need for your tool box. 

What exactly is drip irrigation? Is it right for your landscaping?

Here’s what you need to know.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Aug 28, 2020 10:29:09 AM

Is Bahia Sod the Right Choice for my Lawn in Orlando, FL?

We’ll be honest here — Bahiagrass isn’t usually a first choice for a residential lawn.

It’s a mix of grass types that can also include wild grasses and weeds. 

We can’t guarantee the quality, because high quality isn’t exactly its claim to fame.

It can even be full of fire ants. 

But Bahiagrass has some qualities you might like, if you’re the no-maintenance type, don’t want to fuss with irrigation, and are fine with a wilder, pasture-like look.

Is Bahia sod right for you?

Let’s take a closer look.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Aug 19, 2020 10:47:01 AM

8 Common Landscape Lighting Questions & Helpful Answers for Orlando, FL Homeowners

Let’s tackle the obvious question first: “Do I need landscape lighting?”

You absolutely do. (Even if you’re not afraid of the dark.) 

Consider these reasons: 

  • Front yard landscape lighting makes your house look beautiful and high-end after dark.
  • Patio and walkway landscape lighting keeps your family and visitors safe.
  • Deck landscape lighting prevents you from falling face first into your parmesan crab dip during your late night star-gazing snack session.

More questions? Let’s get to them.