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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.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jun 21, 2016 10:41:07 AM

Diagnosing Your Lawn Problems

Proper lawn care isn't always the easiest practice to maintain. Between work, family-time, and relaxing, you can't always block of an adequate amount of time each week to take care of your yard. Irrigation systems makes things a heck of a lot easier, but even they don't bear the entire workload.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Dec 23, 2015 7:18:23 PM

Orlando Weed Control

Weeds are one of the biggest issues that gardeners and lawn care providers have to deal with in Florida on a nearly daily basis. Most of them are unattractive, and therefore make your garden unattractive as well. Weeds also provide cover for disease and insects, and they soak up important nutrients and sunlight from your garden depriving your sod of what it needs. All in all, weeds are pesky and unusually hard to get rid of, but it is possible to minimize their takeover and keep them at bay.