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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 Jan 8, 2021 10:24:41 AM

4 Things That Can Ruin Your New Sod at Your Orlando, FL Home

Technically, there are a lot of things that can ruin your new sod.

A bison stampede. A pro football team practicing on your lawn. A groundhog convention.

Those would all be big new sod problems.

But let’s stick to the scenarios more likely to happen as you embark on new sod lawn care.

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.