3 Reasons Fall is the Best Time to Install New Sod

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

Autumn is the Ultimate Time to Install Your New Sod

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

What are Those Pests in Your Lawn?

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

How to Care for Your Sod During a Drought

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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How to Prepare Your Yard for Sod

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

Your Most Pressing Questions about Sod

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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