Is your yard ready for Santa?

40282427 - a colonial house with a lot of christmas lightsWhen it comes to preparing your yard for the upcoming holiday season, would Santa say you’ve been naughty…or nice?
If you’ve been naughty, don’t despair–

It’s never too late to get your lawn back into healthy, vibrant shape for winter, and Superior Sod & Garden can show you how. They can help put the “Hoe Hoe Hoe” back into your dreary yard, just in time for the Season!
Whether it’s the end of summer blues, or the general busyness of our lives, it is typical to find ourselves preoccupied with fall activities that distract us from lawn care. School, work, preparation for winter festivities are yearly events that can wreak havoc on normal gardening routines.
Lawns that were a “fright ” at Halloween, now need serious attention for the festive months to come. But at Superior Sod & Garden, there is no lawn too “monstrous” for our expert services, and it’s never too late in the year to get the eye catching lawn you desire.The mild climate here lends to year round renovation possibilities for damaged or unhealthy grasses. Sod is always a popular remedy for many who need an established lawn in a hurry…Empire Zoysia is a wonderful choice–both hardy and gorgeous!
If you’ve been “Nice”….
Already have an established and manicured demesne? Then it’s a perfect time to winterize trees and shrubs with our premium Long Leaf Pine Straw. Our Long Leaf Pine Straw comes from a local supplier, so we can guarantee its freshness!
We order 250-300 bales every 3-4 days, which means you are guaranteed the best Long Leaf Pine Straw around! Long Leaf Pine Straw at the big box stores turns brown as a natural decaying process. Ours is naturally red and healthy, and offers a great insulation against coming winter cold.
And, don’t forget bulbs–not the ones on your Christmas tree, but the ones in the ground. A nice mulch of Long Leaf Pine Straw keeps them cozy till spring! Long Leaf Pine Straw also benefits by enhancing otherwise dormant areas of color with a beautiful red hue which creates splendid eye appeal to your property.
So, whether you need quick lawn repair, or winter protection for existing greenery, Superior Sod & Garden should be on your Santa’s list of shopping destinations. The folks there will work as hard as elves to help you attain the yard you desire….whether you’ve been naughty or nice!
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Ways to Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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Whether or not you are selling your home or just maintaining a household, curb appeal is important. Curb appeal is a phrase used to describe a positive looking yard, home, and generally “walking up” area.

The main advice is plant some bright flowers, paint the shutters, and repave that walkway. There are some additional actions that we can take, however, to ensure the beautiful longevity of curb appeal that go deeper than the surface.

Red Pine Straw

Pine Straw is used most commonly in colder environments because of its effectiveness in keeping root systems much warmer than your average mulch. It also prevents most varieties of weeds.

The acidic level of pine straw is what makes it so perfect for most gardening and yard situations. It matches that of rain water to keep plants thriving. It doesn’t blow away in the wind (especially if the needles are long) and can be applied at different depths for different sized plants.

The practical applications of pine straw are clear, but what does this plant loving mulch have to with curb appeal?

Most pine straw is used to enrich soil and has a deep brown color but is not often considered decorative. “Slash” pine is short and plentiful, but there is a more beautiful pine straw that can change the way your yard looks and feels.

Long Leaf Pine is a little longer than your average “slash” and is much more red in color. It is not bright red like a red colored mulch, but has a gorgeous red-brown color that its shorter counterpart does not.

Sod

The grass is the pride of any yard and is often the first thing people see about your property. There is no way to get around happy, healthy grass when it comes to curb appeal.

If you are not familiar with sod, it is the grass meets ground solution for a yard that needs a little help. It can take a complete disaster of a yard, or just a place that needs a little help, and give it a fresh start.

Fertilizing

Whether or not the grass starts out as sod, fertilization is very important for the health of the lawn. A good looking yard starts with happy healthy grass that is well fed. Late in the Spring you should make your first round of fertilizer and then another in the late summer.

The care of the yard as a whole is very important. The entire property sits on the foundation that your lawn provides. While it may seem tedious, every step you take toward a better looking lawn makes all the difference.

When working towards improving curb appeal, it is important to remember that beauty goes deeper than the surface.