Spring Lawn Care

Using Landscape Enhancements in Your Yard

By Chris Imlach / April 13, 2021

Why settle for a plain, run-of-the-mill yard? Sure, there’s nothing wrong with the basics — nice grass, manicured trees, and tasteful foliage — but those aren’t going to turn any heads. You deserve to have a lively, colorful, and picturesque yard that will make your friends and neighbors take notice. Well-orchestrated landscape enhancements can significantly…

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The Dangers of Over-Fertilizing Your Lawn

By Chris Imlach / December 3, 2019

You may have good intentions when fertilizing your lawn, but not laying down the proper amount can cause your grass a lot of stress. Here are four ways over-fertilizing can harm your turf: 1. Unnaturally Quick Growth Can Lead to More Maintenance & Future Turf Trouble In humans, overeating has both short-term and long-term effects:…

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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…

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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…

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How to Properly Hydrate Your Lawn in Spring

By Chris Imlach / October 21, 2019

After a long Massachusetts winter, your lawn is probably thirsty. Frigid temperatures and the dry start to winter kept your soil frozen and dry for long periods of time, preventing it from absorbing the water it needs. Compare a spring watering to dumping a glass of water on a sleeping friend— it’s your grass’ shocking wake-up…

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Dead or Yellow Grass this Spring? It Might Be Salt Damage

By Chris Imlach / October 14, 2019

Every winter you treat your sidewalks at first sight of snow, the town salts the road. There are no accidents, no one slips and all is well. But come spring, there’s a problem: the grass around these areas is destroyed— a distinct yellow or dried brown. While the rest of your turf comes back, as usual,…

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The Landscaper’s Guide to Regrowing Dead Grass After Winter Damage

By Chris Imlach / October 10, 2019

Winter can really take a toll on your turf. Dry winds, excess moisture from snow or ice and pesky critters can make a massacre of your lawn all season long. If your grass is dead or damaged post-winter, we’ve got you covered. Let’s determine the cause and give your landscape the refresh it needs to…

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6 Darn-Good Reasons to Switch to Organic Lawn Fertilizer

By Chris Imlach / June 17, 2019

Organic Turf Treatments in Massachusetts Do you have dead or yellowing grass in your yard? Maybe it’s time to nourish your lawn! You’ve been hearing some great things about your neighbor’s results using organic fertilizer, but you’re still hesitant to try it for yourself. What’s the big difference between organic and conventional fertilizer anyway? Is…

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Massachusetts Most Common Tree Bugs & How to Stop Them

By Chris Imlach / June 3, 2019

Insects infestation can be a real problem. These pesky buggers swarm or overtake your trees, eating away at your prized landscape features. Not only is it expensive to replace these trees if attacked and killed, but no homeowner wants to worry about stepping on caterpillars or seeing fuzzy, mold-like pods on once-vibrant plants. Those living…

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5 Spring Lawn Care Tips for Massachusetts Homeowners

By Chris Imlach / April 3, 2019

As the winter season subsides, we’re all gearing up to spend time outside. However, cold Massachusetts temperatures likely took a toll on your turf — and now is the time to give it the TLC it needs. Welcome spring graciously this year with these five important spring lawn care tips: 1. Clean-Up in Early Spring…

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