Landscaping Tips

The Lawn is Turning Brown Why Should I Bother?

By Chris Imlach / July 8, 2020

We’ve had a tough late-spring and summer for rainfall in the Northeast, and you are no doubt experiencing a browning of your lawn.  Greensphere wants to answer some common questions about why this happening and what we can do about it.  Frequently Asked Questions About Lawns in Drought Conditions Q: Why is my lawn turning…

Read More

6 Fall Planting Tips for Your New England Garden

By Chris Imlach / January 20, 2020

Autumn is finally here, and it’s hitting Massachusetts in full force! It’s that time of the year where homeowners are itching to commemorate fall with seasonal decor. But while the pumpkins and hay bales look fabulous framing your door, the rest of your landscape is looking pretty lackluster from an active summer. One surefire way…

Read More

Should I Overseed or Sod my Lawn?

By Chris Imlach / January 16, 2020

Summer’s passed… and your lawn is looking a little rough. There’s bare patches, deary spots or overrun weeds— and your turf is in need of a serious facelift before the cold weather hits. Not overseeding or laying sod on weakened grass can mean bad things come spring after a harsh winter of damage to your turf. Fortunately, rejuvenating…

Read More

5 Benefits of Adding Outdoor Lighting to Enhance Your Landscape

By Chris Imlach / January 9, 2020

Outdoor lighting can add new life to almost every landscape. Not only can a bright space be functional, but it can also make your home and yard look stunning. Illuminate your landscape to show off your investment. Here are five advantages to placing outdoor lighting on your property: 1. Safety Everything looks different at night.…

Read More

How to Create Your Own Landscape Design Plan

By Chris Imlach / December 3, 2019

You want a home landscape that you can be proud of, but you also don’t want to sacrifice your vision or break the bank hiring a professional landscaping planner or designer to give it the facelift it needs to shine. What if we told you that you could make your own plan — allowing you…

Read More

DIY Composting: How to Make a Plastic Compost Bin for Less than $20

By Chris Imlach / November 18, 2019

There Are Plenty of Reasons to Start Composting! Think of compost as a soil conditioner for your garden or lawn. You’re adding minerals, microorganisms, and organic matter to help your landscape prosper— all stuff proven to dramatically improve your soil structure to promise long-term results. If you already eat organic, then there’s no reason that you shouldn’t…

Read More
Bee on flower

Make a Pollinator Garden to Help to Save the Bees

By Chris Imlach / November 14, 2019

Pollination? Sure, we’ve all heard that it’s important, but how does it work again? For those who need a refresher, when a bee lands on a flower and drinks its nectar, pollen from the flower’s male productive organ— the stamen—sticks to the little hairs on the bee’s legs. When the bee lands on a new…

Read More
seedlings in pots

9 Ways to Prep Your Landscape for Summer

By Chris Imlach / November 11, 2019

Spring is finally here, but summer is just around the corner too. While you might have already given your yard a quick spring cleanup, there are a few more ways to add life to your landscape and prepare for the hot days ahead. Here are nine things to do to prep your property: 1. Plant…

Read More
bugs on a leaf

5 Reasons it’s Probably Best to Trust a Pest Control Professional with Your Landscape

By Chris Imlach / November 7, 2019

If your landscape is taking a heavy hit by some meddlesome pest, you need to act fast! The trouble is, exterminators can be expensive— and you might be considering applying insecticides yourself to save a few bucks. After all, how hard can it be? Actually, turf and tree care can get quite complicated. Oftentimes, you…

Read More
hands holding a tree up to the sun

Celebrate Earth Day Right with these Eco-Friendly Landscaping Tips

By Chris Imlach / October 31, 2019

Every April, there’s a special day devoted to recognizing our environmental impact and helping to protect our vibrant planet: Earth Day. In honor of this annual movement, we wanted to share some eco-friendly landscaping tips. We hope they empower homeowners— like you!— to make some greener lawn and plant care choices. Here are four environmentally-friendly Earth…

Read More
view of treetops from underneath with blue sky in the background

Is Your Tree Dying? Signs of a “Sick” Tree

By Chris Imlach / October 28, 2019

When you get sick, it can be hard to diagnose the problem. Though you have a runny nose and sore throat, that can be a number of illnesses. Trees get a variety of infections or are affected by their environment just like us— except they often have very different symptoms than sneezing or fevering! In…

Read More

Is Brown Grass Dead Grass? Here’s How to Find Out!

By Chris Imlach / October 24, 2019

We’ve all been there: you step outside only to be surrounded by the brown wasteland of your lawn. What happened? A few weeks ago it was growing strong and had that bold green luster you love! But now— now it’s downright unsightly. Is your brown grass truly dead or is it simply “dormant,” needing some…

Read More