Many lawn and garden experts write long articles explaining the pros and cons of choosing different sod varieties. While these may sound helpful, they can also be confusing. For example, for just Florida’s Marco Island area, Bermuda, Bahia, St. Augustine and Zoysia grasses are all recommended. Who wants to spend their free time researching and…

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Lush, green lawns are a welcome part of summer. Despite what some lawn-shamers might say, by maintaining your yards, you and your neighbors are actually doing something environmentally friendly. In fact, eight average front lawns have the same air cooling effect as about 70 tons of air conditioning*. But there may still be times when…

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Your grass’ roots are like Olympic swimmers. They do most of the work under the surface but need to come up for air to keep going. Aerating warm-season grasses such as Bermuda, Buffalo or St. Augustine lets that happen. Aeration is the process of perforating your soil to get rid of compaction and enable proper…

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Lawn care advice often distinguishes between warm-season and cool-season grasses, with each group being named after its best growing season. Warm-season grasses thrive in high temperatures; cool-season grasses love cooler weather. There are several turf varieties within each group, so you have plenty of options depending on where you live, where you need sod and…

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