The Ground Source Blog

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jun 11, 2024 10:16:00 AM

8 Best Small Landscaping Projects That Make a Big Difference

Maybe you have dreams for a splashy big landscaping renovation, but you’d like to just dip your toe in first.

Simple landscaping ideas can make a big difference, powering up some curb appeal, setting the scene for family fun, or creating a peaceful hangout for your private backyard haven. (That last phrase sounds so great, let’s repeat it: private backyard haven. Sigh.)

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 18, 2024 10:59:00 AM

Selling Your Home? 5 Landscaping Projects to Boost Curb Appeal & Resale Value

There’s kind of a dilemma when you’re planning to sell your house, and we’re not talking about how to hide that spot where your dog ate half the windowsill.

You know landscaping and home value are connected, but you don’t want to invest a ton of money in a house you’re leaving. At the same time, you know your home will sell faster and for a better price if it has impressive curb appeal.

When you’re landscaping for curb appeal, what projects are your best bets?

Posted by Joe Mouad on Mar 7, 2024 10:30:00 AM

The Orlando Homeowner's Spring Landscaping Checklist

Landscape maintenance is a year-round thing here in Central Florida, thanks to that mild weather the northerners envy.

Palm fronds drop year round. Crape Myrtles get trimmed in winter. Hedges might need snipping any time of year.

But spring is a great time for a fresh start, landscape-wise.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Feb 29, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Landscaping for Lawn Drainage: 5 Tips to Consider Before French Drain

Maybe your plan to deal with your lawn drainage problem is to hope it goes away, and post a sign that says “Do Not Feed the Ducks.”

Sure, that’s the easiest plan. But it won’t solve your drainage problem. And you might have to buy really tall rubber boots.

French drains are often the gold standard to solve drainage problems, but If you’re not crazy about embarking on a whole big thing, that’s understandable.

There are a few things you can try first.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Feb 27, 2024 9:00:00 AM

How New Landscaping Projects Can Affect Your Irrigation System

Your trusty irrigation system is hanging out, doing its thing, keeping your lawn green and your flowers healthy.

Then, one day, a truck full of concrete pavers shows up. A skid steer starts zooming around. There’s talk of new sod.

What the heck? Your irrigation system is understandably anxious. What about all its lines tenderly tucked underground? What about all its reliable sprinkler heads?

A new landscaping project is exciting — to you. But will there be lawn irrigation damage your sprinkler system should stress out about?