The Ground Source Blog

Posted by Joe Mouad on Feb 10, 2021 9:37:32 AM

6 Landscape Design Tips for Bird Lovers in Orlando, FL

Have you seen any great birds in your backyard lately?

A warbler, maybe? Blue grosbeak? Blue-gray gnatcatcher? Boat-tailed grackle? Brown thrasher?

No? No offense, but maybe you need to be more friendly.

Or at least, you need a more bird-friendly garden design.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 27, 2021 10:36:59 AM

What are Sprinkler System Valves, Zones, Backflow, etc.? Tips to Understand Irrigation at Your Orlando, FL Home

Do you speak sprinkler system, or is it a foreign language?

If you call any irrigation system part “that thingy,” you should probably brush up on your sprinkler system vocabulary.

Not only will it help you intelligently communicate with your irrigation technician, but it also makes you look super brainy during chats with your neighbor.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 8, 2021 10:24:41 AM

4 Things That Can Ruin Your New Sod at Your Orlando, FL Home

Technically, there are a lot of things that can ruin your new sod.

A bison stampede. A pro football team practicing on your lawn. A groundhog convention.

Those would all be big new sod problems.

But let’s stick to the scenarios more likely to happen as you embark on new sod lawn care.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 5, 2021 8:03:43 AM

5 Landscape Design Tips for a Screened Pool or Lanai Area

Maybe you’ve noticed your pool or lanai area needs some pizzazz.

It’s understandable. These leisure areas are so popular here in Florida can be tough to spruce up.

Pools are often covered with large screens that are great for keeping bugs out but pose pool landscape design challenges.