Lawns, like golf courses, are grassy playgrounds that call for constant upkeep. Sometimes, they also require renovations. How can you tell when it’s time to redo the grounds around your home? What are the pitfalls and possibilities? In a twist this week, we turned not to a superintendent but to a turf-care expert from another field.
Matt Blashaw is a licensed contractor, avid golfer and partner with the lawn-care product company, Spectracide. He’s also the host of Yard Crashers, a reality TV show on the DIY Network that focuses on backyard makeovers. With summer underway and home-improvement projects at the top of mind, we asked Blashaw to tackle 6 common lawn-renovation questions. Here are his keys to getting the job right.