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Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 9, 2021 10:31:23 AM

Planting Trees & Shrubs for Privacy: Pro Landscaping Tips for Orlando, FL

Nothing against your neighbors, but some days you just want a little privacy.

Maybe you want to weed the garden in your pajamas. Or practice your new yoga moves without an audience. Or play air guitar without the kids next door laughing at you.

You’re too tired to build a fence. But the right plants can offer just the privacy you need.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Mar 29, 2021 11:34:52 AM

Should I Buy Sod at Lowes or Home Depot? Considerations for Orlando, FL Homeowners

The great thing about big box stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot is you can buy just about anything there.

Swing over on a Saturday morning for a couple pieces of plywood and some sandpaper and you can also grab a faucet seal, a spice rack, and a plant for the porch.

Hey, look, they have sod for sale!

Hmmmm, it looks pretty handy, all rolled up and ready to go. And the backyard does look kind of ratty…

Pause, please. Anytime you buy sod, from anywhere, you should ask a few key questions.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Mar 24, 2021 2:36:06 PM

Celebration, FL Landscaping Case Study: Pool Patio, Artificial Turf, & More

When you get a first look at an impressive new landscaping project, it’s often the pretty green stuff you gawk at first.

Majestic palm trees, maybe, or striking tropical croton.

But what makes a project really work is the skill and labor behind the scenes.

Expert drainage work. Precision hardscape. Attention to detail that comes from the landscape designer camped out on site with his laptop computer day after day, supervising every detail.

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.