Residential and Commercial Installations Available In The Tampa Florida Area
St Augustine, Bahia, Palmetto,
Floratam, Classic, Bitter Blue, Seville
Gravels, Mulch, Patio Stones,
Lawn Edging and more
Proper care of new sod
Watering your lawn is vital to its health. New sod should be watered as follows.
St.Augustine (Floratam, Bitter Blue, Seville, etc.) everyday for 45 minutes per zone for the first 3-4 weeks, (or as needed).
Argentine Bahia everyday 20-30 minutes per zone, (or as needed).
If you see wilting of the lead blade the grass needs more water. If the lawn is still damp in the evening then the grass needs less water. (This applies to all sod but is especially important for shade areas)
Try to water early in the morning, if you water late in the day or in the evening, (or if we get late afternoon showers) it will increase the chance of fungus growth in the new sod. This will be characterized by a yellowing of the leaf blades and a rotting smell. You will have to treat the lawn with a fungicide weekly and/or hire a lawn care professional.
Be sure not to mow your new sod until it has fully taken root. This typically takes about 3-6 weeks. You can tell the sod has rooted by pulling up one piece to see that the roots have entered the ground. Please set the mower's blades at the highest possible setting for the first few cuts. General Rule: St. Augustine's 4-5 inches/Bahia 3-4 inches.
You are responsible for fertilization, insecticide, weed control, and proper watering. If a problem develops, it is important to have an expert look at it and treat it immediately.
St Augustine Floratam This is the most commonly grown variety in most of the urban coastal regions of Florida. In fact, many people refer to Floratam just as "St. Augustine".
It is a very good dense sod which spreads by sending out "runners" that can cover new area over time. It adapts well to a wide variety of Florida soils. It is characterized by a tall wide leaf blade and a beautiful dark green color. As with all St. Augustines, it will require regular watering and an irrigation system is recommended. Floratam is a full sun grass which needs at least 5 hours of sunlight per day.
The best time of year to install sod is in the spring and the fall however, you can install Floratam year round in central and south Florida. Seville, Bitter Blue, Classic and Palmetto are more shade tolerant varieties of St. Augustine. You will need to use one of these variations when the area to be sodded receives less then five hours of sunlight per day. Seville and Bitter Blue are semi-dwarf, meaning that they have shorter leaf blade.
The Palmetto and Classic have a taller leaf blade and is often confused with Floratam. All of these more shade tolerant varieties have a slightly darker color and can be used in full sun. If you have a yard that is half shade and half sun you may wish to cover the whole area with one of these grasses. Installing "shade" grass in the warmer months is not recommended due to increased fungus susceptibility.
As a result, some Services will only sell "shade" grasses from the fall to spring. Bahia Argentine is a very common pasture grass in Florida. It has much higher drought tolerance then St. Augustine. Bahia is a relatively thin bladed grass that propagates itself by sending up long narrow stalks which have black seed pods at the end.
It is possible to have a nice thick lawn of Bahia with regular watering and fertilization. Bahia is also the least expensive sod available. What we do to prepare your yard:
1. Kill the weeds and existing grass. This assures that the root of the weeds are dead and cannot come through your new sod.
2. We then remove all the old weeds, sod and debris. Stripping your yard to bare dirt.
3. We then rake and level your yard. Grading it properly for drainage.
4. Then we Install your new sod.
Your home is the center of your life, a place to relax and enjoy your family, friends, and neighbors, a place to feel comfortable and at ease. A beautifully designed and maintained landscape is an excellent way for your and your guests to get the most enjoyment from your home.
Sod Removed, Area Regraded, Irrigation has proper coverage, and Ready for New Sod.
Sod installed and preparing for New Palm Trees / Decorative Plants and Mulch.
Beautiful, professionally designed landscaping enhances both the look and the value of your property.
* Pre construction services
* Design development
* Plant availability assessment
* Site Evaluation
* Landscape Installation
* Property Renovations and clean ups
* Hardscape Construction
* Tree Care
* Seasonal Color / Design and Installation
* Sod Installation
* Fertilization of Ornamentals, hedges and shrubs
* Weed Control in landscape areas
* Retaining Walls
* Irrigation Services
* Flower Installation
* Landscape Lighting
* Tree trimming, including palms
* Sod replacement or renovation
* Ornamental plants and palms
* Storm debris removal
* Leaf management
* Mulch installation Irrigation repairs
* Yard Drainage systems, French Drains, and Channel Drains
* Exterior Decorating
Here are some of the areas we serve in and around the Tampa Bay area:
Tampabay Florida, Egypt Lake, Leto Florida, Lake Magdalene, Mango Fl., Brandon Fl., Hudson Fl., Citrus Park Fl., Odessa Fl., Bloomingdale Fl., Oldsmar Fl., Lutz Fl., Safety Harbor Fl., Pinellas Park Fl., Saint Petersburg Fl., East Lake Fl., Dunedin Fl., Lutz Fl., New Tampa, Wesley Chapel Fl., Land o' Lakes Florida, Citrus Park Fl., Westchase, Carrolwood, Waterchase, Westwood Lakes, Channelside, Sun City Center, Brandon Fl., Riverview Fl., Valrico Fla., Lithia Pinecrest, Bloomingdale, New Port Richey Fl., Fish Hawk, Palm Harbor Fl., Rivercrest, Safety Harbor Fl., Channelside ,Ybor City, Spring Hill Fl., South Tampa, Hyde Park, Davis Island, Palma Ceia, Bayshore, Apollo Beach Fl., Clearwater Fl., Alifia, Brentwood Hills, Four Wind Estates, Heather Lakes, Lakeview Village, Providence Lakes, Town n' Country, Brooksville Fl., Tarpon Springs Fl., Trinity Fl., Zephyrhills Fl.
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