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Pro-Tip: Top 5 ¾ Ways Keep Your Lawn Hydrated This Summer

Martin

Who are we kidding…lawns need water.  The thing about it is it’s not as much as you may think. Lawns are the perfect companion for cooling down in summer heat.  A twenty-five hundred square foot lawn has the cooling capacity…

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It’s Crazy Not To Plant Grass Now!

Martin

You just might be going crazy and not even know it.  Have you ever put to thought the health benefits and psychological effects grass has on you and your family?   Let’s take a glance at why it’s important to have…

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Pro-Tip: Enjoy Your Green Summer Lawn

Southland Sod Farm

Summer is a time for watching the grass grow.  Pull out the lawn chairs, grab a book, a glass of iced tea and relax while the kids chase each other on the lawn and play with the hose.  Sounds utopian,…

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How to Transform Your Lawn in 6 Easy Steps

Southland Sod Farm

When you step out on the front porch do you immediately do a turnaround and slam the door from an embarrassing lawn or do you stop, take a deep breath and revel in the glory of it?  Transforming your lawn…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Improving Your Lawn This Spring & Summer

Southland Sod Farm

Chances are the reason you have a lawn is that you care about the positive contributions to our ecosystem like the cooling benefits it offers.  It could be the way it produces more oxygen than a tree can.  I know,…

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Is it ever too late to plant a sod lawn?

Southland Sod Farm

In the early 1900’s people traveled the globe to  “put down roots” in southern California for a menagerie of reasons.  Amazing weather was one of them. The tie to human settlement and the rooting of plants is so important as…

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How to lay Sod

Southland Sod Farm

Laying or planting (that’s right, technically you’re planting) sod is so easy because you simply, yet methodically, lay it on the ground. Marathon Sod is delivered right to your house with a maximum of 500 square feet of sod on…

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Lawn Prep: Green It Up Then Kill It!

Southland Sod Farm

Typically a new lawn installation is replacing an old tired weed-infested one and like in surgery, pre-op, or in this case, “sod-prep” is really important. The last thing you want to happen is have your new lawn become a hot…

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New Lawn Installation Guide

Southland Sod Farm

  The industry mantra for a new lawn installation is really simple: Feed. Install. Water. Water. Mow. Feed – Starter fertilizer is designed to delicately awaken the roots of newly planted sod. Broadcast it after you’ve contoured the final grade…

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How to Water Your Lawn with a Screwdriver!

Southland Sod Farm

Let’s put on hold what you were taught about using a screwdriver (righty tighty lefty loosey) because now it becomes a valuable tool in water management. Uneven watering can produce stressed, brown and dying spots in a lawn. It might…

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