In the last few weeks, I have noticed in my own yard and in various yards all around Tampa Bay turf grass is a bit stressed. We are just coming out of a wet summer. Grass roots have gravitated to the top as there has not been a need… Continue reading
We try to answer the questions that come through our farm every day here and these two questions are frequently asked. Just like with most of your home improvement purchases, “what’s cheapest ” when you purchase is not always what is cheapest in the long run. In most cases you… Continue reading
How to Maintain your Empire Zoysia in the Fall?
How to maintain your Empire Zoysia in the Fall? So before I even begin always our first response when it comes to maintenance is to recommend hiring a turf care professional. The money in the long term will be well spent.… Continue reading
Why use sand based sod vs. muck? We are asked that question daily… On initial appearance muck is truly the better looking, but your Florida yard is sand based and sod tends to have less initial disease issues with sand based. Most sod installers and trucking companies would rather sell… Continue reading
Leave your landscape investment to the pros!
So many homeowners tell us they plan to manage their new lawns and so many times they fail to take care of it properly and wind up calling us for more sod or help taking care of an issue. We are always willing… Continue reading
What kind of grass can I grow in the shade?
We get this question alot, and you will not like my answer. All turfgrass grown in Florida likes full sun. Will some varieties take a little shade? Yes. Will they be as thick in the shade as in the sun? … Continue reading
Killing out your yard ahead of sodding
We hear regularly that some of our competitors are not recommending or are not killing the old yard prior to installing the new sod. It is such a waste to install nice new sod and not kill off the weeds and sick grass.… Continue reading
Do we stop irrigating our dormant brown grass?
This time of year our customers are asking how to schedule their irrigation for the lawn. Can you cut back on water as the temperature cools? Yes. Should you stop irrigating? No. Every yard is different, but in alot of cases you… Continue reading
In the spring alot of you are probably thinking parts of my yard are dead right now right? If you have had any frost in your yard the grass is brown and unsightly- it is not dead. It has simply gone dormant, once the temperatures start coming up so will… Continue reading