Cataldo Landscaping – Growing Grass in Your Boston Landscape

Posted on December 16, 2013

Tips for Growing Grass in Your Boston Landscape

So we’re turning the corner from late spring to early summer, and your grass (still) isn’t where you hoped it would be. You’re not alone. It can be tough getting a feel of the Boston landscape and its unique growth patterns. If you’re looking to get the best results for landscaping in Boston, try out a few techniques for your grass.


Timing is just as important as everything else. There is no set date to begin on items of your itinerary when landscaping in Boston, but you have to keep an eye out for when the soil has begun to bloom. Seeding is pivotal for a successful growth in Massachusetts. Seeding a new lawn is much cheaper than sod but one isn’t necessarily better than the other. And if your window has passed, consider artificial methods or a contractor.


Timing is also huge for crabgrass. If you’re spraying your Boston landscape with herbicides at the wrong time of year, that pesky crabgrass might just roll with the punches. Just likeit’s important to feed your lawn in the early stages; it’s also important to kill the bad parts of your Boston landscape in the early stages. Nip it in the bud.


Have you considered the fact that your dog could be the culprit ruining your Boston landscape? It’s not just about holes either. When dogs urinate or defecate on your property it can harm the grass.

One trick is to grow the grass in thick, so that it isn’t so closely shaven to the dirt. If you are hoping for a beautiful turf AND a dog, you might have to compromise. Mowing the grass of your Boston landscape higher allows for a buffer between the soil and outside factors. This is true for more than just dogs.

Allowing your grass to grow and stretch itself can cover up barren patches of your Boston landscape. However, we don’t suggest you employ the bald “comb over” technique for big patches. This would require outrageous length to your lawn that would be uglier than the bald patches in the first place.

If you need landscaping in Boston MA, feel free to call us today. We’re professional contractors who can diagnose your lawn.