The Ground Source Blog

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. 

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 9, 2020 1:08:12 PM

Best Grass for Shade in Florida? Tips for Choosing Sod

Here in Central Florida, we’re known for sun. (All the more reason we appreciate shade.)

But when the lawn is in shade, it has to be suited for it. Most types of grass — like northerners headed to Daytona in February — love the sun.

What’s the best grass for Florida shade?

Here’s a look.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Dec 2, 2019 9:32:42 AM

What's the Best Sod for Orlando, FL? Comparing Popular Grass Types

If you think all sod is basically the same — a nice green carpet of instant grass — you’re about to be surprised.

You have many choices, though you’ll need to ask yourself some questions. 

Do you love mowing the lawn, or would you rather be doing just about anything else?

Is your property sunny or shady? Does it get a lot of foot traffic? Do you have an irrigation system?

Just what is the best sod for Florida lawns?

Here’s a look to get you started.

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.