Florida’s climate is unpredictable and harsh, but some hardy grasses can take it without doubling your water bill or looking scraggly and brown. In our opinion, Icon Zoysia is one of them. This hardy, vibrant grass hails from coastal Australia, so it tolerates our salty air and stays green (with hints of blue) with less […]
Whether you are replacing your weed infested lawn or putting turfgrass down for the first time at a new house, you will want to make sure that your soil is ready to support healthy growth of grass while being able to resist drought, pests, and invasive weeds. This takes more effort than a quick raking […]
Nitrogen is perhaps the most crucial nutrient your turfgrass requires to resist damage from pests, disease, and even to survive the searing heat of a Florida summer. How much should you apply and when? Read on for some quick tips and information.
Quick Reference for Annual Nitrogen Requirements for Top Turf Grasses
Shown as total pounds of […]
While your first instinct when you see any kind of insect on your property might be to squish it, sometimes it is best to know what it is you are trying to eradicate. Yes, many insects can become pests by invading our homes, spreading disease, and destroying lawns and buildings, but sometimes that insect might […]
Is your backyard soft, green and possibly boring? If so, incorporating some hardscapes can cure that. Hardscaping involves the addition of non-plant elements that add visual interest and purpose. Some objects that fit well into backyard designs could include:
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Really, your creativity and budget form the […]
Healthy Lawns and Their Perks
Whether you live in urban, suburban, or rural areas in Florida, a healthy lawn is more than just visually appealing. Healthy lawns can increase property value, reduce glare, buffer noise, and cool the air. Soil erosion is minimized when a lawn is thriving.
When your home lawn is unhealthy, it can cause […]
What Do You Mean, My Lawn Will Tell Me When It Needs Water?
Well, it will not exactly shout from the top of its lungs, but it will “speak” to you nonetheless.
Keep in mind that the species of grass, type of soil, amount of shade, and the season will affect a lawn’s need for water. A […]
For residential landscaping, nothing beats the appeal of thick, green lawns. They provide open areas for viewing and play, while cutting down on dust around the home. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the state of Florida exists within three growing zones, so selecting the right features in your turfgrass can be a […]
Just because you bought a brand new spreader at the DIY store, it doesn’t mean it is accurate. In order to prevent under or over application of fertilizer, feed, and seed to your beautiful lawn, it is a good idea to calibrate your spreader whether it is right off the shelf or several years old. […]
Beautiful lawns are often the envy of neighbors and passersby in Florida. Many people give up on their lawns because they think it is too difficult or complicated to do things properly. At Duda Sod, we are here to encourage you to do a little research and jump in with both feet. Turfgrasses should cover […]