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Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 23, 2018 5:29:08 AM

Tips for Keeping Your Sod Alive

Landscape enhancements add value to real estate investment-up to 11% according to studies. Adding a sodded lawn will certainly offer a great return on your investment. Remember, once you've laid your sod lawn, the initial few months are crucial to ensure it thrives and survives, so you can obtain your money's worth from it.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 26, 2017 4:54:30 PM

When Should You Get Your Sod Replaced In Orlando

In "The City Beautiful" Orlando, sod replacement can quickly become a need, not a want. The appearance of your lawn has a huge impact on the attractiveness and value of your home. In a real estate market where every little bit counts in order to sell your home, the appearance of your lawn should be a priority.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Aug 18, 2016 2:36:53 PM

Tips for Winter Lawn Care

Fall is on its way and with it comes earlier sunsets and later sunrises. Along with mild temperatures and interspersed cooler days, the season is typically much drier than other seasons in Florida. Typically temperatures begin to drop in October, and lawns begin to grow dormant for the winter. The occasional cold day can damage your lawn if it is not properly prepared for winter.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Aug 3, 2016 10:41:07 AM

Elements of a Hardscape

One way to get your hardscaping project underway is to communicate with our hardscape design team the elements of a hardscape you want. Our team of designers will then use that info to draft out a beautiful hardscape design plan.

We thought we'd put together a list of some of the more popular, trademark hardscape elements so that you can take start to visualize their application in your yard!

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jul 13, 2016 10:34:26 AM

Landscape vs Hardscape: What's the difference?

Just the other day, a member of our landscape design team was talking with a prospective client in Florida about some future work. During the conversation, the client asked: landscape vs hardscape design? Which is better?

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jun 21, 2016 10:41:07 AM

Diagnosing Your Lawn Problems

Proper lawn care isn't always the easiest practice to maintain. Between work, family-time, and relaxing, you can't always block of an adequate amount of time each week to take care of your yard. Irrigation systems makes things a heck of a lot easier, but even they don't bear the entire workload.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM

The Benefits of a Fire Pit

'Installing a fire pit holds countless benefits that most people aren't even aware of. If you are considering installing a fire pit, or just looking for an Orlando hardscape to revamp your exterior, take a look at the benefits. They might just shock you.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 8, 2016 10:41:07 AM

Ten Beautiful Plants For Your Orlando Landscape Design

So you resodded your beautiful new backyard, and now you want add some color and variety. Fortunately, there are plenty of flowers indigenous to Central Florida that will make your landscape pop. All of the flowers on this list are perennials. Keep your Orlando landscape design lively and colorful for years to come by planting one or more of the these plants. 

Posted by Joe Mouad on Mar 28, 2016 10:34:26 AM

Orlando Hardscaping Tips: Stamped Concrete Vs Pavers

Stamped concrete and pavers are two of the most common hardscaping materials. While there are loads of other options hardscapes, such as bluestone and marble, stamped concrete and pavers are a good starting point for figuring out what you really want.