Tips and Inspiration for Your Lawn and Garden

  • 9 Tips to Make Grass Plugs Spread Faster

    Grass plugs are an excellent solution for starting a new lawn or a filler to repair damaged areas in your existing lawn. They offer a convenient middle ground between the lengthy process of growing grass from seeds and the relatively expensive option of sod installation.

  • How to Improve Drainage in Clay Soil

    Clay soil has a bad reputation for having poor drainage due to its dense, sticky texture that can harden into an impenetrable mass when dry. With its small and dense particles, clay soil is particularly prone to compaction, leading to drainage issues that can complicate your gardening efforts.
  • Homeowner's Guide to Aerating a Lawn

    Aerating your lawn helps with drainage, soil compaction, and nutrient absorption, encouraging healthy grass growth. When timed and performed correctly, using plug aerators to aerate your lawn can complement your regular efforts to get the most out of your grass.
  • 5 Best Types of St. Augustine Grass in Florida

    St. Augustine stands out among the warm-season grass varieties, providing a unique combination of drought tolerance, ease of maintenance, and versatility to adapt to the dynamic Florida weather. In addition to its inherent qualities, hybrid varieties have been developed with improved capabilities, such as complete weed control and maintaining a healthy lawn even with reduced fertilizer needs.
  • How to Repair Patches of Dead Grass with Grass Plugs

    Sparse areas and patches of dead grass on your lawn can stem from all sorts of issues, such as poor soil conditions, fungal diseases, animal digging, pet urine, heavy foot traffic, and heat and drought. Regardless of the underlying cause of these unsightly problems, grass plugs emerge as an effective solution to restore your lawn to its healthy and vibrant state.

  • 5 Things to Know About ProVista™ St. Augustine Grass

    While it’s some task that you don’t look forward to, lawn mowing is an unavoidable and essential part of lawn maintenance. However, imagine an alternative—a slow-growing grass that can reduce your mowing sessions by half.
  • How to Dethatch a Lawn & Why You Should

    Lawn maintenance is an ongoing process to keep your grass healthy. So when it isn’t, despite your best efforts, there’s one possible reason you should investigate—thatch.
  • Best Practices for Watering Lawns in Florida

    Watering your lawn requires balance—too much or too little can damage grass, encourage diseases, and invite weed and pest issues. Understanding how often and for how long to water your lawn will not only keep your lawn healthy, hydrated, and resistant to diseases, but it can also save you time and money and ultimately conserve water.
  • 3 Most Common Zoysia Grass Diseases & How to Treat Them

    Zoysia grass is a warm-season variety that spreads by stolons and rhizomes. Although it may take longer to establish, Zoysia matures into a dense ground cover with fine-to-medium leaf texture and a delightful light to emerald green grass blades that turns brown when the temperatures drop in winter. Under optimal conditions, it creates a durable, low-maintenance lawn with remarkable resistance to weeds and diseases.

  • Is Zoysia Grass Dog-Friendly?

    Few things complement a home better than being surrounded by a lush, healthy, green lawn. However, with the joyful presence of dogs, it’s essential to consider a type of grass that can withstand foot traffic and ruff play.
  • A Brief Guide to Soil Testing When Planting Grass Plugs

    When you’re not sure about the specific nutrients your lawn needs to perform its best, a soil test before planting grass plugs offers valuable information on soil pH as well as macronutrients and micronutrient levels.

  • Does Zoysia Grass Turn Brown in Winter?

    Zoysia grass is a warm-season variety known for being exceptionally heat and drought-tolerant. It thrives in full sun and looks great with its light to medium green hue in the summer. But, in Florida, Zoysia usually turns brown in winter—often lasting from December to February.