Drainage issues, unsightly bare patches, weed or pest infestations—what’s happening to your lawn? You may have tried everything you can think of, but you can’t seem to bring your grass back from the brink of complete disaster.

These issues are frustrating, but they’re not insurmountable. The right lawn renovation program can turn your yard around, bringing back the thick, healthy grass you’ve been missing, eliminating weeds, and fixing drainage problems. At Better View Landscapes, we offer a variety of lawn care plans to suit your needs.

To determine which lawn renovation program is best for you, we divide lawns into four categories. Do you recognize yours among them?

  • The A Lawn: Already fairly lush and healthy, it doesn’t need any seeding, but it does require five-step fertilization and weed control to keep it looking as beautiful as it does now.
  • The B Lawn: It’s in pretty good shape, though you may notice some thin areas with patches of weeds. We recommend our Basic or Better lawn renovation programs for B lawns.
  • The C Lawn: This lawn is starting to struggle. You’ll notice multiple thin or bare areas, lots of weeds, and often some color variation throughout the grass that’s left. We typically recommend the Better or Best lawn renovation programs for these lawns.
  • The D Lawn: Uh, oh. With more bare dirt and weeds than grass, these lawns need a major overhaul if you want to turn it around. We strongly recommend our Best lawn renovation program in these situations.

From aeration and overseeding to fertilization and more, we give your lawn what it needs to grow and thrive. Choose your customized approach based on the current condition of your yard, and our expert technicians will apply the appropriate treatments and offer guidance for care and maintenance.

Better View Landscapes specializes in unique, eye-catching landscapes, and that all starts with a beautiful lawn. Whether you want to sell your Northampton, MA house or get more enjoyment out of it while you’re there, giving yourself a lush, healthy yard will enhance your curb appeal and welcome you home each day. Contact us to get started with one of our lawn renovation programs.

Clients Appreciate Our All-Inclusive Approach and In-House Expertise

Our landscaping services are second to none in New England, but don’t take our word for it! Take a look at our reviews to see what our loyal customers have to say.

When we bought our home, the back acre had been cleared years ago but not maintained, so we had a thick patch of thorny growth and grapevine that made it impassible to the nearby forest. Initially we just wanted it all cleared, but Tory had some great ideas to make it into something far more beautiful. Now we have a meandering path through wildflower meadow, a fire pit, a fruit orchard, and a playing field that has completely changed our yard. Would highly recommend Better View for your design needs!

Aaron Becker

Better View and their Team are top notch and are super easy to hire and work with. I submitted a request for service via their website and the sent me an email super quick to setup a phone call to discuss our needs. They answer the phone when you call , return emails and overall great to work with.

Daniel Burke

I’ve been working with Better View Landscapes for several years now.  They have a great system of communication by email. The work is done quickly and with attention to detail.  My lawn looks healthy and tidy.  I keep bees there, and Better View Landscapes uses only products that are not harmful to them.  I also count on Better View for snowplowing in the winter.  They’ve always gotten the job done well.  Highly recommended.

Anne Griffin

Better View Landscapes has been servicing our property since 2011.  We’re grateful for their expertise, courteous staff and professionalism throughout the years.  Our property is impeccably maintained year round and an oasis when we return home from work.  The owner is extremely responsive and works with us in our countless questions.  Highly recommended!


Zoy Soulis

The staff are the most outstanding.  Whether it is summer or winter, leaves or snow, the workers are ALWAYS friendly, helpful, attentive, accommodating. Your satisfaction is their goal, and they are willing to listen to you to better understand what you want, to make that happen.

Marcia Sporny

We are committed to providing immaculate landscaping and exceptional customer service year-round!

Choose Your Lawn Renovation Plan With Better View Landscapes

With decades of experience in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the surrounding area, our landscaping experts have a thorough understanding of the Pioneer Valley climate, soil, and unique challenges homeowners face with their lawns and landscaping. Our lawn renovation plans were carefully designed to meet those challenges and leave you with a lawn you can enjoy and be proud of.

The A lawn may simply need aeration, overseeding, or another stand-alone service. However, if you have a B, C, or D lawn, you’ll want to look more closely at our complete lawn renovation programs.


This simple plan is a great way to give a B lawn the leg up it needs to really shine. There is no warranty with this plan. It includes:

  • Aeration: With a professional core aerator, we extract small pieces of soil to allow water, oxygen, and nutrients to move directly to the roots of the grass. Those extracted pieces break down and become part of your yard again.
  • Overseeding: This is done after aeration to give the seeds a chance to sink deeper into the soil, where they can take hold and grow to create that thick lawn you’re looking for.
  • Starter Fertilizer: Fresh seeds benefit from extra phosphorus to keep them develop strong, healthy roots. This fertilizer gets your new grass off to a great start.


This plan is suited for most C lawns. It includes the aeration, overseeding, and starter fertilizer from the Basic program, as well as:

  • Slice Seeding: Also called power seeding, we use a machine to cut small rows into the soil, where we’ll plant seeds. This is highly effective for filling in bare areas.
  • Biostimulant: This organic material simply makes nutrients more available to the plants, without actually changing the nutrient content of the soil.
  • 45-Day Germination Warranty: Within the 45 days following seeding, if you notice any areas where the grass seeds didn’t germinate, we’ll come back for one visit to touch up those areas.


When your D lawn needs a complete overhaul from grading, amending soil and hydroseeding, the Best program provides you a whole new start with everything in the Better program, as well as:

  • Soil Analysis: Understanding the nutrient levels and pH of your soil allows us to adjust your program to make up for anything the soil is lacking.
  • Compost Topdressing: We’ll apply a 1/4″-1/2″ layer of compost to the top of your lawn. Because compost is rich in nutrients, it improves the condition of your soil and gives your grass seeds a healthy environment where they can grow.
  • 6-Month Germination Warranty: Within six months following seeding, if you notice any areas where the grass seeds didn’t germinate, we’ll come back for one visit to touch up those areas.

If you’re not sure what your lawn needs, contact us. We’ll help you determine the best course of action for your property. 

Check Out Our Recent Work for Landscaping Inspiration

At Better View Landscapes, we are committed to providing our customers with extraordinary landscape designs and installations that will stand the test of time. We enjoy the opportunity to create gorgeous landscapes for our customers in both residential and commercial settings, from stone patios and cozy fire pits to shimmering lawns and immaculately trimmed trees and shrubs.

Our dedication to the creation of unique and stunning landscapes is evident in our previous projects. Visit our Portfolio Page to see some of our most amazing landscaping designs and installations.

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A Simple Process for Every Project

At Better View Landscapes, we strive for clarity and transparency. All of our contracts are clearly outlined, with no hidden fees. We tailor your service plan to meet the particular needs of your property, so you can rest assured that your landscaping will look its best year-round. Getting started is simple:

  • Request a Quote

    Contact our office using this online form or call the office directly. We will ask for details about your property, the kind of services you require, and your budget requirements. If you fill out our form, you can expect a call from our representatives within one business day.

  • On-Site or Virtual Meeting

    Once we have determined that your project is a good fit, we will set up an on-site visit or virtual meeting, depending on your project. For design projects and more complex landscaping contracts, we will visit your property to gather information. If you require basic maintenance services, we will conduct an easy virtual meeting via Zoom to clarify the details before preparing your proposal.

  • Estimate

    For our maintenance services, we will prepare a proposal within 3 business days of our first meeting and send it to you for review and approval. Most initial design proposals will be ready within one business day of our initial meeting. Following this design concept meeting, we will prepare your agreement and pricing as discussed and send it to you for approval.

  • Your Custom Plan

    Once we have completed contract discussions, you can review and sign your design plan or care plan. We will request your installation deposit before scheduling work, and your design fee must be paid prior to beginning design work. Most initial design renderings will be ready within ten business days after your design proposal has been accepted, with a follow-up meeting(s) upon completion of the initial design plan. For landscape maintenance plans, we will provide you with an invoice in the week following each service visit, and payment will be charged against the card you have on file.

  • Agreement & Work Begins

    Once you have signed your service agreement, maintenance and installation services will be added to the schedule. You will receive regular communication from our team to ensure that any questions and concerns are addressed quickly. Our team will be available for any questions you may have after each maintenance service visit, and a comprehensive walk-through will be conducted with you upon completion of your installation project.

  • Follow-up Care

    For maintenance contracts, you can expect monthly follow-ups to ensure your satisfaction. For installation services, we will reach out to you after the work is complete to provide follow-up care recommendations and service.

Everything You Need to Enhance and Maintain Your Landscape

In addition to landscape design, we provide a variety of landscaping services for our customers in Northampton, Massachusetts. With decades of hands-on experience in landscape design, installation, and maintenance, we are committed to offering superior service. Our comprehensive line of services includes:

For our customers who require landscape installation, we provide dedicated landscape design services. Our design services include walkways, paths, and hardscapes, landscape lighting, retaining walls, planters, perennial gardens, and more. Visit our Landscape Design Page to learn more!

Better View Landscapes provides full-service installation for hard and softscapes, trees, paths and walkways, lighting, retaining walls, perennial beds, and more. With decades of experience in landscape design and installation, we will quickly and efficiently create a gorgeous landscape that you will love to come home to every day. Visit our Landscape Installation Page for more information!

In addition to horticultural knowledge, the experts at Better View have a wealth of design and installation experience that makes us uniquely suited to install outdoor living areas, including firepits, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, built-in grills, patios. And make sure pests don’t send you running from your new outdoor space with a mosquito & tick control service. Take a look at our Outdoor Living Page to find out more!

We know that a beautiful landscape requires ongoing care and attention, which is why we offer personalized landscape maintenance plans. Our plans are specifically tailored to meet the particular needs of each property, including garden beds, fine gardening, tree and shrub pruning, seasonal cleanup, and trimming, among many others. Visit our Landscape Maintenance Page to view our full selection of maintenance services.

Our quality lawn care plans will keep your lawn looking lush and healthy. We provide a host of tailored lawn care services, including mowing, aeration, fertilization, hydroseeding, overseeding, turf care, and complete lawn renovations. See our Lawn Care Page to learn more!

We understand that commercial properties must look professional and clean at all times. We help smaller commercial properties and property managers, who value a higher level of care, attain a polished aesthetic. Our commercial landscaping services include commercial landscape installation, maintenance, irrigation, and snow removal.

Gutter cleaning is an efficient, cost-effective way to prevent a lot of headache and hassle. This should be done at least twice a year, though your gutters may require more frequent cleanings if you tend to get more build-up of leaves and other debris throughout the year.

At Better View Landscapes we offer residential and commercial snow plowing, roof ice and snow removal & plowing, salting and de-icing, snow blowing, and more. We put our dedicated team and top-of-the-line equipment to work all season long to ensure your driveway and sidewalks are clear, safe, and usable.

To learn more about our extensive selection of landscaping services, visit our Services Page!

Lawn Renovation in Northampton, Massachusetts and Neighboring Communities

After more than 25 years of servicing New England properties, we have a thorough understanding of the area’s unique climate, soils, and moisture, as well as comprehensive horticultural knowledge of local plant life. We are proud to provide exceptional landscape design, installation, and maintenance services to loyal customers in and around the Pioneer Valley. Our extensive service area includes:

Northampton | AmherstHadley | South Hadley | Florence | Belchertown | PelhamEasthampton | Sunderland

Design-build services only (maintenance coming soon):

LongmeadowEast Longmeadow

Don’t see your neighborhood? Visit our Service Area page for more details, or contact our office to request service in your area.

Start Your Career With a Thriving Local Business

If you are an experienced landscaper with a commitment to safety and an eye for detail, we want you on our team! Better View Landscapes is dedicated to providing customers with beautiful landscapes with meticulous attention to detail. We are seeking responsible employees with a strong work ethic, and experience operating landscaping equipment. We know that happy employees mean satisfied customers, which is why we offer a friendly and safe work environment, comprehensive training courses, quality uniforms and safety gear, competitive pay, and benefits. Visit our Careers Page to learn more about our current job openings.

Contact Us Today for Complete Lawn Renovation and More

Your lawn is like a giant welcome mat. It’s the first thing you notice as you drive by or step up to the front door. Is it offering the soft, welcoming vibe you’re looking for? If not—if you’re being greeted by weeds and bare patches—it’s time for a lawn renovation. Not only will it improve your curb appeal, it’ll help prevent erosion and improve the health of your soil and grass, too. Contact us for more information about our lawn renovation programs.