Spring Has Sprung

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.

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What A Great Time To Lay Sod!

Here in Florida, there really isn't a bad time to lay new sod in your lawn. Our mild climate makes gardening year round an achievable task. That being said, we are coming into a really wonderful time to lay new sod. As we roll out of Winter and into Spring, more people are looking to utilize their outdoor living space. Sand boxes are being revamped and color is appearing with renewed vigor in lawns here. The weather is perfect for enjoying the outdoors! Installing your new sod now will ensure that you not only beat the Spring rush, but that you will also be well established and able to enjoy it as the warmer temperatures hit. Laying your turf in cooler temperatures is also easier on the installer!

Our sod is grown in Okeechobee County at our family owned and operated farm, cut the morning of your delivery, and shipped to you by our safe and courteous drivers. Since we are coming from a little further South than some other farms, we aren't hit as hard by frosts… Which means our turf is already greened back up and ready to deliver to you.

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Here is a close up of what our Floratam St. Augustine looks like in the field today. As you can see, there is a little bit of browning from the recent frosts at the tips, which is almost completely grown out.

 

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Here is a close up of the Palmetto St. Augustine. There is no longer any evidence of the frost, and the signature emerald green color of this variety is plain to see.

We hope these pictures help as you search for the right sod to install in your lawn or commercial/residential job!