Well, as evidenced by the onslaught of Spring Breakers descending upon our gorgeous state, Spring is here! This time of year always makes us feel fortunate to live where we do… Great climate, fun activities, and something new and different is always a short car ride away. You can be enjoying a laid back weekend in the Keys full of fishing and tropical fun, switch things up to a more urban, city setting with fancy restaurants in Miami that night, then hit up a family friendly, world class theme park in the Disney area the next day, if you so choose. The options are truly endless. We at the farm experience yet another side of Florida with miles of unspoiled pasture land, plentiful wildlife, and the cattle ranch/ sod farm lifestyle. We may spend the day paddle boarding in the Indian River Lagoon, and then head to a rodeo that night without even dusting off all the sand. There is truly something for everyone no matter which direction you turn!
Another huge perk of living in Central and South Florida is how green and lush our lawns can be. With some care and maintenance, you can have yours looking HGTV ready for many years to come. The best way to ensure your lawn starts out healthy is to buy from a reputable, high quality farm. Make sure your sod is being cut the morning of delivery. Buying sod that has been sitting on the pallet can set your lawn and your wallet back big time, as problems with fungus and appearance issues are sure to follow. You also want to make sure the place you're purchasing your sod from has a regular fertilizer and weed/pest control schedule in place. Some farms will cut corners to save money in this area, which will then cost you time and money when you lay diseased, pest ridden grass. As in most areas of consumerism, you generally get what you pay for. Beware of the pitfalls of "Cheap" sod!
We are pleased to be able to keep our costs affordable by cutting out the middle man. We grow, maintain, harvest, and ship our own sod, so that eliminates a lot of additional and unnecessary price increases for you. It also allows us to have total control over the quality of our sod. We are a family owned and operated company, so we care about our product and take pride in our business! We have Floratam St. Augustine, Palmetto St. Augustine, Argentine Bahia, and Empire Zoysia available for you. Check out our varieties page to see which one is right for you, or just give us a call and one of our friendly and knowleadgable sales reps will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Give us a call to schedule your delivery of farm fresh sod and enjoy your lawn this season! 407.290.0150
Here is a recent photo of our Floratam St. Augustine fields.
Are you interested in what's happening at the ranch? Feel free to visit our cattle ranch blog, www.willawaycattleandsod.com. Click the link below to the latest post about some recent cow work with great new photos!
Whew! We don't know about y'all, but we sure are tired of all this rain! As farmers, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature, and she isn't making it very easy to harvest sod right now. We are still rained out in our Argentine Bahia fields, but are hoping to be able to get in there to cut late next week.
The wet weather is causing a delay on harvesting in our Palmetto and Captiva St. Augustine fields as well, and we are hoping to be able to harvest those varieties in the middle part of October.
We are still able to get our Floratam St. Augustine harvested, as well as the Empire Zoysia, as long as those fields don't have standing water. Just give us a call to see what the field is looking like and to place your order!
For all previous customers, especially those with shade tolerant St. Augustine varieties, don't forget to apply fungicide to your lawns once this wet weather clears out.
Also, we are still running our free delivery special on two or more pallets to certain counties… We aren't sure how much longer that will be going on, so get the deal while you can!
Hope you are all having a wonderful beginning to Fall!
It is officially Fall to most of the world, as Labor Day has come and gone. Here in Florida, the seasons are not drastic, so it will be a bit before we experience a change in weather. Most of the folks we know aren't too concerned with that, however, and are unpacking their Autumn decor and creating festive displays around and outside the house. I have noticed several wreaths adorning doors and cheerful garden flags with pumpkins lining neighborhoods. What a fun time of year!
The holidays also bring out many peoples craftiness, and we are no different. Since the dawning of Pinterest.com, it seems that has been taken to a whole new level! Our boards are full of burlap wreath tutorials and pumpkin carving ideas, as well as recipes with Autumn flavor… Pumpkin chocolate chip bread anyone? We have also been enjoying our fair share of Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. It's just not the holidays until you take your first sip! Although, here in Florida, we have been drinking them iced!
It's also a time to utilize our lawns more often, as the weather becomes less and less scorching. Outdoor seating is dusted off and fluffed out and gardening is not such a miserable task, but is instead enjoyable again. It's also such a great time of year to lay sod, as the weather is conducive to less stress on your newly harvested and installed grass. Take advantage of our free delivery special to certain counties, and it's a win – win situation!
Here is a photo of a burlap wreath that Hallie just made to put on the front door of one of the ranch houses. It definitely looks like Fall!
Here is a fresh new blog post from our cattle ranch, Willaway Cattle Co., Inc. We are trying to get into the habit of carrying our fancy cameras around with us, so there will be a lot more fun wildlife and cattle pictures on the site!
Just click the link below to check out some pictures of deer and cattle:
As we see light at the end of the tunnel from the dog days of Summer, we are eagerly anticipating Fall on the farm… It is such a beautiful time of year with cool breezes and lots of wildlife activity. Our cow work schedule is set for the coming months, and it's always much more pleasant to saddle up when it's a bit brisk out. We are really excited! In honor of that time of year when it's easier to spend the day outside without melting into a puddle, here is a blog post about our gorgeous sunsets on the property. We are really proud of them, and feel very blessed and thankful to be able to see them every morning here. After all these years, they have yet to lose their charm… They are just that beautiful! Click the link below to see for yourself.
Now, not only is the Fall a good time for being outside on the ranch, but it is also a wonderful time to lay new sod in your lawn. Not only is it easier for you when the heat breaks a bit, but it's also great timing for your new sod. Here in Florida, we have the luxury of never having a "bad" time to install new landscaping, but some are better than others for various reasons. For example, if you lay your new sod in the Fall, it will easily acclimate and put down roots throughout the cooler months with no stress on it, and then as soon as it begins to warm in the Spring, you will already have a head start on your neighbors with a gorgeous, super green lawn. Treat with some weed and feed fertilizer, sit back, relax, and enjoy it!
We hope you are all having a great end to your Summer and we would love to have an opportunity to send you some of our cut fresh, straight from the family farm sod!
Here is a photo taken in our Floratam St. Augustine fields recently. The rainy July here translated to some super green sod!
Is it really time for school again already? We certainly feel as though the Summer flew by! We hope you have all had a great Summer and are looking forward to the new school year. To cheer you up if you're a bit sad to see the Summer end, here is a GREAT Back To School Special we are running! It expires August 31, so mention this blog post and like our facebook page to get $10 off any order of sod! Don't forget, we are also still running our Free Delivery on 2 or More Pallets special to certain counties, so this translates to big savings for you at a time when you may be school supply shopping. Both specials can be combined to your order! Give us a call now at 407.290.0150 and order before it ends!
In case you missed it, our Free Delivery on two or more pallets IS BACK! Give us a call at 407.290.0150 so you don't miss out… We aren't sure how long it will last!
Also, if you want to get your creative juices flowing and have an opportunity to win some FREE SOD, hop on over to our facebook page and enter our Summer Slogan contest! All you have to do is comment on the photo with your idea of a fabulous Summer Slogan, share the photo on your page, and you're entered! Simple as that! Click the link below to go directly to the page, and don't forget to "like" our page while you're there so you don't miss out on company news and fabulous deals!
Our free delivery on two or more pallets to certain counties special is ending April 30th… Give us a call and take delivery by May 1st so you don't miss out! Our pricing will also be slightly higher due to rising costs in fertilizer, but as always, you are still getting a great deal at Southern Sod Services, LLC! Our turf is top quality, cut fresh daily, and there is no middleman. You are buying directly from the grower! Now is the perfect time of year to install new sod, and we make it easy for you by unloading as close to your work area as possible. interested in learning more? Give us a call or visit our Varieties page on the site!