Swazy & Alexander Blog

Fall Lawn Care Composting

It's Time For Fall Lawn Care!

We just received a timely email: “I know that fall is the best time to do lawn seeding. What’s the correct order in which to do the following: top dressing with compost, aerating, and overseeding?”

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Landscape Projects

Landscape Project Timelines & Getting What You Pay For

With the summer season just around the corner, we thought we might dig into the topic of timelines for a couple of landscape construction projects and the importance of working with a professional you trust. One of the most important values we have here at Swazy is setting the right expectations for our clients and future clients. As much as we would like to say that "we will be there tomorrow" to begin your project that just isn't realistic. Proper Landscape Design and Landscape Construction is a creative, collaborative, and professional process. And let's be honest, if we said we could start tomorrow wouldn't that send up some red flags for you? It certainly would for me if I were hiring someone to perform a major project to be done on my greatest investment.

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Swazy Insights

Change Is Inevitable, Growth Is Optional...

"Growth is never by mere chance;

it is the result of forces working together."

— James Cash Penney, founder, JC Penney


Can you believe that it is 2017? The end of a year always has me excited for a fresh year with new goals, exciting projects, and growth. Plus of course, looking back at the past year for takeaways, smiles, and memories.

This year at Swazy we decided to do something we’ve never done before, and invite you, our clients and friends to take a look back at a few of our favorite growth moments of 2016 to celebrate the year we’ve had. 

While I am at it let me introduce myself, my name is Jodi and I started working at Swazy & Alexander in August. I am Swazy's link to all things Online Marketing, Social Media & Website oriented. I get to do what I love every day and share it with all of you! I actually grew up right down the street. If you had asked me over 15 years ago when I graduated from Emerson College in Boston and was living and working in Los Angeles if I thought I would ever end up in the very town I grew up in I would have answered with a resounding, No! But after much exploration and living everywhere from Boston to Boulder to LA I knew there was no place better to bring up my two boys. So here I sit every day in Newburyport typing away on my MacBook about anything and everything that makes Swazy & Alexander Landscaping what it is. My go-to "growth" moment of the year was easy to pinpoint. I joined this team and became a part of something I truly believe in and can be excited about on a daily basis. There is nothing better that enjoying coming to work every day!

So, enough about me let's talk about what the rest of the team recounted as their standout moments of Growth this year.

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Winter Season

Make Sure Your Tannenbaum Doesn't Become A Tanne-bummer!

 There is nothing quite like a real Christmas Tree to create warmth and beauty to your home during the holiday season. If you're getting a real Christmas tree this season you'll want it to last through all the ho-ho-hos and tidings of comfort and joy. Here are some tips to make sure your Tannenbaum doesn't become a tannen-bummer.

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Winter Season

The Best Firewood Choices For A Roaring Fire This Winter

‘Tis the season for hot chocolate and snuggles by the fire.

Unfortunately, many newer homes have gone to gas fireplaces. They’re cheaper to build, easier to install, and are often considered more convenient. Just flick a switch and instant flames!

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