Front Yard Renovations

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Written By: Mark Marino

a Massachusetts Core Applicator License holder and owner/operator of Lawn Phix,

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Welcome to Lawn Phix! I moved from condo life in late 2013, to slowly becoming a lawn care enthusiast. I’ll be continuing to update both the site, and this page, to provide a better step-by-step slideshow of what I inherited (or bought) in the fall of 2013, and the basic 4 Step program, to graduating to a full renovation and learning the tricks of the trade to dominate the neighborhood.

Check out some of my front yard renovations. 

  • October 2013 – new home purchase. Check out the yelloy, lime green lawn
  • July 2015 – ripped up a walkway, overgrown shrubs, and re-planted with hydrangeas, hostas, and lined with blue rock
  • October 2015 – removed the large boulder in the middle of the yard and planted a Yoshino Cherry memorial tree
  • May 2018 – Jonathan Green Black Beauty seeds + added organics such as Milorganite, Holganix Blue Sky, and Essentials 0-1-0. Domination

Be sure to check out my soon-to-be-published Backyard Renovations!

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Author: Mark Marino
My name is Mark Marino, and I am the founder, owner, and operator of Lawn Phix. With a passion for lawn care and turf nutrition for over a decade, I've dedicated countless hours to correcting soil and perfecting lawns. Today, my expertise, backed by formal courses at UMass Extension Pesticide Education, allows me to offer top-tier lawn care services and advice. I am a fully licensed and insured lawn care applicator in Massachusetts, specializing in comprehensive turf nutrition, weed control, and lawn pest control. My license number is AL-0053865. Contact me at [email protected] or +1 (508) 500-8402.

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