Are you a Florida snowbird? If so, then you are familiar with the seasonal patterns of the north, especially how grass becomes virtually worthless over the winter months. In states like Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania, very few plants can grow during the cold months. However, Florida is very different. Thanks to Florida’s seasonal climate nearly all year long, growth can take place any time. In fact, the autumn and early winter are the perfect times to install new sod in your Florida yard!
A Brief Reprieve From Insects and Diseases
Unfortunately, Florida is definitely known for having its fair share of plant diseases and pesky insects. From fungal diseases and brown patches to cutworms and chinch bugs, turf grass can become vulnerable to a variety of problems. Sod installation is ideal during the autumn and early winter because the majority of those bugs and illnesses no longer pose a threat to new grass. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! As the Holiday Season quickly approaches, it is the ultimate time to install brand new sod on your Florida lawn. The type of grass growing in your front yard has a major impact on the overall curb appeal of your house, so by selecting a premium type of sod and strategically installing it in autumn’s cooler temperatures, you can transform the look and feel of your property.
Why Choose Sod?
You have many choices when it comes to maintaining the grass around your yard. You could try to cultivate the natural grass already growing, but most Florida homeowners find this to be extremely challenging. You could also opt for seed, but successfully growing a beautiful lawn from seed is a very long and difficult process threatened by everything from birds and wind to heavy rain. Sod is really the easiest, most affordable, and most convenient option available! Autumn has finally arrived, so why wait? Continue reading
For all of the careful maintenance and attention that you devote to your sod, you can’t always prevent pests and bugs from infiltrating your yard. However, learning to recognize the bugs and familiarizing yourself with the best treatment options available, you can take back power over your yard and enjoy your view without any damaging bugs in sight.
The Chinch Bug
Is your grass turning yellow or reddish-brown? If so, it could be under attack by chinch bugs. These incredibly tiny bugs are difficult to spot, but the damage they cause is obvious. Chinch bugs only measure about ⅕” long with black bodies and white wings across their backs. Unfortunately, they view your lawn as their dinner, so even if you cut, water, and fertilize your sod exactly like you should, chinch bugs can still cause trouble. They will suck your grass blades dry and inject a poison that kills the blades. This tends to cause damage in patches that end up looking like they are suffering from drought. A professional pest control service is the best way to stop chinch bugs in their tracks. Continue reading
If you are ready to invest in new sod for your yard, you want to ensure that the grass can withstand Florida’s harsh summer weather and drought conditions. Fortunately, there are a number of drought-tolerant sods from which you can choose. A sod’s level of drought tolerance indicates how well… Continue reading
If the natural grass in your yard doesn’t offer the aesthetic appeal that you want, you may find yourself considering alternative methods of lawn covering like sod or artificial turf. Sod is known for its many benefits like curb appeal and durability, but artificial turf is not an equally viable… Continue reading
The quality of your grass contributes significantly to the overall curb appeal of your home or business. In the hot and often harsh Florida climate, installing sod is the best way to ensure a green, healthy, and attractive lawn. However, you don’t want to source your sod from a supplier… Continue reading
As the hot and humid summer months arrive in Tampa, it’s important to adjust your sod and grass care plans based on the incoming weather. Temperatures will hover in the 90s and 100s for many months, and unfortunately that heat is sometimes paired with drought.
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Your yard plays a major role in the first impression that visitors and neighbors make of your home. Even if the exterior and interior of your home are beautiful and immaculate, a brown and dilapidated lawn will severely tarnish the overall image of your property. Fortunately, you don’t have to… Continue reading
The appearance of your yard is one of the most powerful components of the overall curb appeal of your home. Brown, spotty, overgrown, or dying grass will make even the most beautiful house look rundown and neglected. If your grass simply doesn’t offer the attractive presence that you want for… Continue reading
If you want an attractive green lawn but can’t seem to control your natural grass, sod could be your answer. These frequently asked questions will help you better understand sod’s purpose and plan for a successful future with your new sod.
How is Sod Different Than Regular Grass?
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