How Often Should I Water New Sod?

It’s no secret that your grass needs water to remain vibrant and healthy, but that isn’t as easy as it sounds in Florida. How much water is best? When and how should you nourish your new sod? Use the following tips to develop and maintain a purposeful and realistic lawn watering schedule for your yard.  Water Frequently During Weeks 1 and 2 After Installation. Your new sod needs a grow-in period to start thriving. During this time, make sure you stay off your lawn entirely, other than to water it. 

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How To Choose the Best Sod for My Lawn

Don’t let your yard ruin your property’s curb appeal! Sod can quickly transform our exterior’s appearance and create a fully functional lawn within just a few weeks. Use these tips to select the best sod for your lawn and enjoy the results for years to come. Narrow Down to Sods That Thrive in Florida’s Climate. It’s no secret that Florida has mild weather in the winter and hot, hot, hot weather in the summer. You need to select a sod variety that thrives in Florida’s specific climate. 

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Best Practices To Care for a St. Augustine Lawn

St. Augustine sod is a Florida favorite often known as “carpet grass.” It creates a coarse texture with thick grass blades that grow into a round shape at the top.  You may decide to choose St. Augustine grass for your yard due to its combined heat tolerance and shade tolerance. It’s important to identify best care practices so that your sod can thrive all year long. Choosing the Right Type of St. Augustine Lawn St. Augustine is available in five main varieties. Work with your local sod farm to make sure you select the best type for your property:

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When Should I Mow My New Sod?

If you recently gave your Florida yard a spruce-up with new sod, you may be wondering how to best care for it as your new sod flourishes and grows. In particular, you’re probably wondering when and how you should start to mow. Here is some critical information you need to make sure your new sod receives the proper care. Don’t Mow Until the Grass Is Rooted Well Your new sod needs this period to start thriving. During this time, make sure you stay off your lawn entirely. The most important priority during this period is watering. 

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How to Take Advantage of Cooler Temps to Protect Your Lawn from Weeds

Cooler temps mean that your lawn goes to sleep, just like so many other things in the wintertime. But unfortunately even though your grass is going dormant, other plants thrive on cold temperatures and will take over your lawn if you’re not careful. The bottom line is that while your grass is dormant and doesn’t need as much care, you still have to keep a watchful eye, take action as soon as the need arises, and keep up with some basic maintenance to keep your lawn healthy even though it’s not in its growing season.

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The Most Common Insects and Diseases That Kill Lawns

There are a lot of different weeds, insects, and diseases that can kill your Florida lawn. You might think you only have to worry about such things in the hot, humid, rainy season, but the fact of the matter is that the colder months between November and February can be just as detrimental to the future health of your lawn. Also, some insects or diseases are easiest fought in the winter. Insects that make turf weak and susceptible to weeds are numerous, but there are two primary insects that cause a problem in these cooler months. The first is the mole cricket. This insect doesn’t look like much, but it can eat away at your grass very quickly. They are actually most active in the cooler months, so that’s when you’ll need to prepare to battle them.

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