1. Should I Overseed or Sod my Lawn?

    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…Read More

  2. Swazy & Alexander Celebrates 15 Years in Business

    Swazy & Alexander Celebrates 15 Years in Business Local Landscaping & Fertilization Company Grows its Success, Year-After-Year Newburyport, MA: Swazy & Alexander Landscaping LLC/ Green Sphere, a landscaping and fertilization company specializing in Property Care and Turf, Tree and Tick …Read More

  3. Identifying Some of Massachusetts Most Common Garden Weeds

    For many New Englanders, gardening can rapidly change from a relaxing experience to a frustrating chore. After planting lovely flowers and bushes, your neat arrangements can become surrounded by pesky garden weeds— in a matter of days! Before you can keep the weeds away, it helps to know what exac…Read More

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    The Benefits of Reusing Your Grass Clippings, AKA Grasscycling

    Some homeowners love the look of a “clean” mow— so they bag their grass clippings instead of letting them lie on their lawn. But reusing your grass clippings can benefit not only your turf but your entire landscape (if you compost it!). Let’s learn a little more about this practice and put…Read More

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    Lawn Grubs: Treating & Preventing Pesky Larvae & Beetles

    Are beetles swarming your lawn early summer? These bugs do more than just eat your plant’s leaves and annoy you while trying to enjoy the evening sunset on your deck. Beetles can lay eggs in your grass, which hatch into hungry grubs and destroy your turf from the ground up. Let’s learn a little …Read More

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    Identifying & Getting Rid of Crabgrass

    You had a beautiful spring green-up, but as summer waves hello, so too, do weeds. One weed, in particular, has become quite the nuisance…. Crabgrass! These broad blades emerge in tuffs across your well-manicured grass, marring your sleek, clean lawn with chaotic, unmatching clumps of green. Spot …Read More

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    How to Identify & Safely Get Rid of Poison Ivy in Your Yard

    If you suspect you’ve got poison ivy growing around your landscape, this toxic plant can be a real threat to your family. If your children or guests come into contact with this nuisance, they can develop a nasty rash from the ivy’s resin or oils (Urushiol). Identify poison ivy in your yard and g…Read More

  8. 6 Incredible Benefits of Composting

    Perhaps you’ve heard of the power of composting, but we bet you didn’t know how truly incredible this magical, mushy spread is for your landscape. Rich compost can not only make your grass greener and thicker, but it can also help your garden thrive beautifully— oftentimes better than any stor…Read More