The Ground Source Blog

Posted by Joe Mouad on Dec 29, 2022 10:45:00 AM

8 Common DIY Sprinkler System Installation Mistakes

Nobody’s judging here, but think back for a minute to your last DIY mistake. 

That time you tried to fix the dryer and a small fire happened. The Purple Bedroom Nightmare of 2014. The incident your family refers to as When There Was So Much Water Everywhere. 

It’s tempting to try to save some bucks and tackle DIY sprinkler system installation.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Dec 22, 2022 10:17:00 AM

How Landscape Lighting Will Increase Your Home’s Security

There’s a reason people are often afraid of the dark. It’s scary out there. 

And not just in the woods. Even your cozy home can be dangerous if it’s in the dark.

People can trip and fall. Intruders can sneak around unnoticed. Monsters live in your holly hedge. (OK, we made up that last one.) 

But it makes you wonder if you need more landscape lighting for security, right? 

Let’s take a look at why landscape lighting is good for security. 

Posted by Joe Mouad on Dec 8, 2022 9:13:00 AM

5 Common Newly Laid Sod Problems in Central Florida

A new sod lawn is exciting, right? Maybe you’ve already bought new backyard furniture and sent the invitations to your first big backyard cookout. (Don’t forget brownies. Everybody loves brownies.)

Then you realize your new sod is turning brown.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Nov 8, 2022 10:26:03 AM

Are Tree Roots Damaging Your Sprinkler System? 3 Signs and What to do Next

Man, tree roots are no joke.

Have you ever been walking along the sidewalk and noticed a section of concrete heaving up like a mini earthquake struck?

The culprit? A huge tree root that grew up under the pavement and just shoved it up out of the way as if it were a piece of paper.

If you have trees on your Central Florida property, that same impressive root strength is going on underground near your sprinkler system. It’s a pretty common problem.