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Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 14, 2020 9:52:29 AM

Is Laying Sod Hard? Should You Try DIY or Hire a Sod Installer in Orlando, FL?

If your back is killing you, you’re in charge of watching five toddlers, and it’s 97 degrees, laying sod is hard.

If you’re 20, there’s a cool breeze, and you have a whole weekend ahead of you with nothing to do, laying sod isn’t as hard.

You see what we’re getting at here. The concept of “hard” is pretty subjective.

Parts of DIY sod installation are hard, like wrestling with the sod cutter machine you need to remove your old grass.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Aug 28, 2020 10:29:09 AM

Is Bahia Sod the Right Choice for my Lawn in Orlando, FL?

We’ll be honest here — Bahiagrass isn’t usually a first choice for a residential lawn.

It’s a mix of grass types that can also include wild grasses and weeds. 

We can’t guarantee the quality, because high quality isn’t exactly its claim to fame.

It can even be full of fire ants. 

But Bahiagrass has some qualities you might like, if you’re the no-maintenance type, don’t want to fuss with irrigation, and are fine with a wilder, pasture-like look.

Is Bahia sod right for you?

Let’s take a closer look.

Posted by Joe Mouad on May 11, 2020 8:30:56 AM

Sod or Seed? Which Option is Best for My Lawn in Orlando, FL?

Choice one: Plant grass seed and wait. And wait. Aaaand wait.

Choice two: Unroll sod for a perfect instant carpet of lawn.

That’s one big difference when you compare sod vs. seed. 

But there are other differences, too, that can help you choose which way to go here in Orlando.

Sod or seed? Let’s take a look.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 27, 2020 10:14:04 AM

Preparing for Your Sod Delivery: 7 Essential Considerations

So, you’re planning to order a delivery of fresh, green sod to install, finally making your yard that lush oasis of your dreams.

Pretty exciting! Delivery day can’t come soon enough, right?

Are you ready? Have a plan? 

You need one.

Here at Ground Source, most of our customers hire us to both remove their existing turf and then install a fresh new sod lawn.

But if you’re tackling the installation yourself, here are some pro tips for sod delivery in Orlando:

Posted by Joe Mouad on Mar 2, 2020 7:51:29 AM

Is Zoysia Sod the Right Choice for My Orlando, FL Lawn?

Zoysia is the popular grass with the cool-sounding name that might be the perfect turf for you.

A homeowner favorite, a zoysia lawn has a lot going for it, from its green, dense appearance to the way it performs in your yard.

Is Zoysia sod right for you?

Posted by Joe Mouad on Feb 20, 2020 11:30:00 AM

All About New Sod Care: How to Fertilize, Water, & Address Problems

Your new sod lawn is in, and your Orlando, FL yard has never looked better. 

But before you start sending out invitations to that backyard barbecue, be sure you know how to care for your beautiful new lawn for the first few weeks.

After all, you just made a big investment, and you have big plans for your impressive new yard.