Your Steps to a Lusher Lawn in Massachusetts
Are you tired of having a lawn that just doesn’t seem to thrive as it should? With Green Sphere, Swazy & Alexander Landscaping’s division of turf experts, you can find the solution to getting the lush, green lawn that you’ve always wanted for your home. Thicken your turf and help your grass prepare for the long winter ahead with our turf fertilization services, including aeration, overseeding, and topdressing.
✓ Aeration: Perforate holes into the soil so nutrients can reach the root system
✓ Overseeding: Reduce the area available for weeds to grow
✓ Composting: Feed your soil’s friendly fungi and bacteria
✓ Hydretain®: Reduce your watering requirements by up to 50%
If you’re not satisfied with the way your lawn looks, or you have trouble with patches of your turf that seem dry or overtaken by troublesome weeds, Green Sphere has a simple solution for you. We’ve been able to hone the process by which we prepare lawns in the Newburyport area, creating a definitive 4-step program to give you the lawn you’ve always dreamed of. Believe it or not, the path to a healthier, greener, more lush lawn actually begins this fall as the temperatures slowly start to come down. How you prepare your lawn for the winter months can have a dramatic effect on how it performs next season, and we believe the difference will amaze you. Here’s a more in-depth look at the 4 steps Green Sphere takes to give you a greener lawn:
Throughout the normal course of the year, your soil becomes compacted from foot traffic, your lawnmower, snowfall, and normal rain and irrigation. As a result, over time your lawn loses its ability to absorb nutrients properly. When we aerate your lawn, we perforate the soil, creating several small holes through which nutrients and water can finally reach your root system adequately. This process allows the roots of your turf to spread and strengthen, while simultaneously reducing thatch that robs your yard of nutrients and water.
It’s common to find areas of your turf with bare patches or noticeable thinning. Patchy lawns tend to look dull and can be more susceptible to insects, weed growth, and grass diseases. After aeration, we spread high-quality seed in the holes that have been created so that new grass can fill in quickly. This reduces the available real estate for weeds to grow and helps to prevent grass disease and insect damage.
You may not realize it, but your lawn is alive with microorganisms that need organic matter to thrive and feed your turf — and that’s where composting comes in. The organic matter that is naturally found in composts feeds your soil’s friendly fungi and bacteria, which in turn helps to maintain a lush, healthy lawn. An added benefit to using Green Sphere — we use high-quality bagged compost that does not have the pungent odor commonly associated with compost.
To ensure that your new seeds establish in your soil properly, we use a product called Hydretain®. This moisture management product helps your turf roots to maintain the water that they need to flourish, even in times of drought and water restrictions. Studies have shown that Hydretain can reduce your watering requirements by up to 50%, meaning you’ll be spending less time (and money) watering your lawn.
Slice seeding is a mechanical seeding method that uses vertical blades to cut small slits in the soil 1/2"-1' deep. the machine then drops seeds into these slits to ensure good ground contact and germination. This is a great method to use for large scale lawn renovation projects where you are essentially starting from scratch. We also find this method to be very useful in properties with shallow irrigation lines or dog fences that would be damaged with aeration. Another benefit of slice seeding over aeration is there are no unsightly goose poop like soil plugs all over the lawn. This is how golf courses maintain their turf without aerating and interrupting your golf game. You won't find a better method to guarantee healthy new turf.
All lawns need aeration to relieve compaction and allow nutrients into the soil but we often run into situations where aerating will damage shallow irrigation lines or dog fences. This is where liquid aeration comes in. This is a method of applying a thatch reducer and organic biostimulant wetting agent to the turf grass. The results are a reduction in the top layer of thatch that is absorbing your turfs vital water and nutrients and an overall loosening and feeding of the soil that takes the place of mechanical aeration. The benefits of this service are we are able to reduce compaction and aerate soil that otherwise we would not be able to. This is a vital service for new construction homes or developments where the subsoil has been severely compacted.
To finally get the lush, green lawn that will be the envy of your neighborhood, contact Green Sphere and Swazy & Alexander Landscaping today! We’ll be more than happy to come out to your property in the Newburyport area for a completely free estimate.