Maintain Beautiful Landscaping with an Irrigation System & Outdoor Lighting by Bluegrass

Your backyard is a powerful, important place for any family regardless of the season. We know you spent the summer using your yard to its fullest potential and enjoying every feature that it has to offer. We also know that summer is coming to a close, and we want to help you wind down into fall the right way—the Bluegrass Incorporated way — with landscape lighting and irrigation system installation!

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Bluegrass Incorporated Experts Provide Expert Affordable Landscape Irrigation System Installation

by Fiona Vernon

Summer is the time of year when you should be able to get out and enjoy your backyard to its fullest extent. With warm breezes at sunset, grilling out for dinner in your state-of-the-art backyard kitchen can be the highlight of your week. Our incredible team of contractors at Bluegrass Incorporated are here to help you build your dream yard, boasting services that range from irrigation installation to invisible pet fencing.

We truly have the tools to help you create your perfectly tailored yard. Established in 1994, we are a team of contractors on whom you can depend, as we have been family owned operated for three generations now! Fully licensed and insured, we care about your safety and the quality of construction we are bringing to your home. With a full two-year warranty on parts and labor, our team is here to make sure you’re fully satisfied with the superior products and service that we provide.

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How You Can Use Landscape Lighting and High-End Water Features to Have The Perfect Outdoor Living Area.

Summer is in the air, as is the smell of cookouts and the sound of laughter. Gathering for summer traditions, like swimming, cooking, playing, drinking, or dancing, is the highlight of the year. We love making memories that last a lifetime at Bluegrass Incorporated, and our goal is to help you do just that in a perfect outdoor living space completely tailored to your lifestyle! Established in 1994, we know the ins and outs of contracting like no one else. With well over 20 years of experience, we understand that any project is an investment. We know that you have a choice in who you trust and that you should feel comfortable and confident with your choice of contractor. We are a family owned and operated custom landscaping company that treats each of our patrons with honestly, loyalty, and integrity. You can truly depend on our experience and stellar reputation!

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Let Bluegrass Incorporated help make your yard summer ready!

The weather is finally beginning to warm up in Northeast Ohio. Have been meandering through your yard lately, wondering what steps you need to take to make it beautiful? You look to the left and see algae in your pond. You look to the right and see where the snow has damaged your landscape lighting. You look ahead and see the plants that need pruned where they barely survived the freezing temps.

Here at Bluegrass Incorporated, we know that it can be overwhelming to consider all that needs done just to make your yard presentable. That’s why we offer such a wide variety of services, and the warming temperatures are causing our schedule to fill quickly. If you have a specific time or day that is best for you, calling at least two weeks will help you get the timeslot that you need.

We are a custom landscaping company who can help you get ready for summer with maintenance, repair, and installation of landscape lighting, ponds and waterfalls, hardscape design and build, invisible dog fences, synthetic turf, irrigation systems, and more.

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How can Bluegrass help you get your yard ready for summer fun?

March has arrived. It’s still cold, but the sunshine will gradually begin to warm the outdoor air soon. It’s time to put a plan in motion on how to get your yard ready for listening to the bubbling fountain on a hot summer’s eve or gathering with friends around the fire pit.

It’s intimidating to look outside at your brown, dormant lawn and try to envision a creative outdoor living area with a cozy atmosphere. It’s less stressful for you to call in the professionals at Bluegrass. We take care of everything when you don’t know where to start or even what to do exactly. We take the time to sit with you and determine what you want done before designing and building an amazing space for you and your family to enjoy.

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How can Bluegrass help spruce up your spring landscaping?

Not very long ago, children had sugar plums dancing in their heads. Then they stood at the window watching the snow fall, hoping for a day off of school. Despite the cold temperatures, you might find yourself standing at the window daydreaming of ways to make the yard look beautiful when the snow melts. Bluegrass is full-service custom design and build landscaping company who helps you add value to your home while you fall back in love with it.

One of the best ways to add curb appeal and improve your home’s value without performing any renovations is to call us at Bluegrass for professional landscape design. Imagine pouring your favorite beverage on a warm summer evening and strolling across the stone walkway amongst the gentle landscape lighting to lounge in the seating area in front of the fire pit. We can help make your dream of a cozy outdoor living area a reality.

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Let Bluegrass save you stress by removing and storing your Christmas lights and décor!

It may be the most wonderful time of year, but you work hard to make it happen that way! You may be running around disorganized and full of anxiety trying to make the holidays everything that you envision for you and the family. You will enjoy the weekend with your family and friends, but next week you will start thinking about the chore of taking all the holiday lighting and decorations down. Perhaps you are the person who waits until the middle of January when you are so sick of it that you must do it, or maybe you take them down as soon as holidays are over.

Taking down the Christmas lights and décor is a chore to which not many people look forward. By the time you do it, you may just throw them in a box to be done with it. Well … we have great news for you! Here at Bluegrass, we will take down your lights and store them in an organized manner so that next year’s installation goes smoothly. We also create a design or install them according to the design that you have dreamed up. Call us at Bluegrass at 330.492.8733 to be the envy of the neighborhood.

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How Bluegrass Eases holiday stress with Professional Design and Lighting Installation!

It’s arguably the most wonderful time of the year! You can’t drive anywhere without seeing some kind of holiday cheer, from streets lined with wreath-decorated lamp posts to blow up figures of snowmen and reindeer adorning lawns. Don’t you want to be one of those houses that emits the hope and cheer of the holiday season? Here at Bluegrass, we can help make it so.

Many customers not only rely on us at Bluegrass in the warmer months for custom landscape design, but they also love the fact that we install residential and commercial decorative outdoor landscape lighting. You can be the envy of the neighborhood or simply feel happy inside when you pull into your driveway after a long day when you call us for all your holiday lighting needs. Continue reading

How can Bluegrass help you survive the winter?

It is getting chilly out, and outdoor enthusiasts in Northeast Ohio may not be looking forward to hibernating inside their homes for the next few months. Well, you don’t need to be sad about winter’s approach when you rely on the experience of Bluegrass Incorporated to install a firepit that can provide you with outdoor warmth on cold nights.

You can also use this time of year to plan ahead and make your spring more pleasant by calling us for a custom landscape design and installation of synthetic turf accompanied by a pond with a water bubbler fountain. Who wouldn’t want to be able to walk out into their yard even when the snow is still melting so that they can enjoy the fresh air on an any day throughout the year? Bluegrass can help make that happen!

Why should you install artificial turf in your yard?

Why shouldn’t you is the better question. We are headed into the wettest time of year. Aren’t you sick of cleaning mud from the dog’s paws every time they come inside? Don’t you want to be able to blow the leaves and acorns that have fallen instead of having to rake them up because they have sunk in so far to the ground? Additionally, think about what you could do with the hours you save when you don’t have to mow it every week.

The benefits that you can gain from artificial turf are numerous. One of the best reasons to have it installed is that you are eliminating a major expense in your budget. You won’t have to water the lawn or maintain it with expensive equipment. Think about not having to replace your lawnmower, blower, or weed wacker every few years. That’s thousands of dollars right there.

Imagine that your water bill doesn’t go up in the summer since you won’t have to run the sprinkler system. Many have reported savings as much as 70 percent on their water bill. Fuel has been on the rise, which you won’t need any longer either. Decreasing fuel usage and resources like water will also reduce your carbon footprint.

We have 25 varieties of artificial turf that boast a drain rate of 30-inches per hour. What this means to you is that when the snow is melting, your yard will no longer be a muddy mess with puddles everywhere. We take the expertise that we have gained over the years and apply it to your lawn not only with synthetic grass installation, but also with custom landscape designing to optimize your yard to your lifestyle.

Do you rarely use the backyard, or are you always outside? Do you have a dog run or a dog that digs? Do you have a playset for the kids under which padded playground turf would give you peace of mind? You might benefit from installation only in the areas that are affected. There are so many ways we can help make your life easier!

How can Bluegrass make winters more pleasant?

You may be one of the many people arguing that autumn is their favorite season. The only downfall is that it’s followed by a harsh winter with extreme cold, ice, and snow. Instead of dreading it, we can help you enjoy it! When you have a firepit in the backyard, you can relax by a fire any night of the year, surrounding yourself with a bubble of heat that can curtail the cabin fever that inevitably sets in.

We can make your yard beautiful even on the darkest of winter nights. Consider that heavy snow that blankets everything. Looking through the window is glorious as the lights shimmer on a freshly fallen blanket of snow. The landscape lighting we install can elevate the beauty of your backyard and delight the senses, making winter much more bearable.

Why not give us a call so that we can give you reasons to look forward to winter instead of dreading it? Here at Bluegrass Incorporated, we will sit with you, listen to your concerns, and together come up with a plan that will match your expectations.
 
Bluegrass Incorporated
4855 Hills and Dales Rd NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
330.492.8733
bluegrassincorporated.com
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Bluegrass helps prepare your lawn for snow, making your spring easier!

By Fiona Vernon

There are two kinds of homeowners when it comes to taking care of the outdoors. You either love yard work, or you hate it. Either way, you can have the best yard in the neighborhood with one phone call to Bluegrass Incorporated. We can take of the things that you don’t have the time or desire to complete, like reseeding and aerating, or we can do it all.

The more you prepare your lawn for the harsh winter weather, the less you will have to do to help your grass recover when the snow melts in the spring. Winter prep includes fall clean-up so that a clump of leaves or branches won’t suffocate new growth underneath when the snow is gone. We can trim, prune, place fresh mulch, and aerate your lawn.

Why is aerating a yard important?

You may have grown up not realizing the benefits you could achieve with simple aeration of your grass, but it is time for you to help your lawn stay healthy as you venture into owning your own home. It is best for you to aeration your lawn in cooler weather, which means fall. The point of aeration is to break up compacted soil. How do you know if you should aerate? If you stick a screwdriver in the yard, and it is either hard to push through or comes out clean, then it is time to aerate.

Aeration helps relieve the problem of compacted turf, which inhibits growth by causing stress to the root system and prevents fertilizer from reaching the roots. The ground becomes hard and compressed when played on and mowed but should only be aerated once every year or two. Some benefits to note include:

  • Improvement of turf health
  • Reduction of thatch build-up
  • Reduction of puddles and water run-off
  • Helps overseeding operations
  • Encourages a greener spring while preparing the grass for winter dormancy
  • Stronger roots
  • More resilient

How do I aerate my yard?

Aerating is simple; however, it can be a physically strenuous process and is easiest performed with special equipment. Calling professionals is not a bad idea. Soil should be moist when you begin but not so wet that the plugs stick to the machine or tool.

Manually, an aerating tool with a hollow tube of ¼ to ½ inch in diameter or a spading fork is pushed into the soil to a depth of about four inches. You may need to rock the spading fork back and forth. This is repeated every four to six inches throughout the entire yard. There are machines that you simply push back and forth over the lawn like a mower that will do this difficult job for you.

What other important tasks need to be done in the fall?

In addition to cleaning the gutters from fallen leaves, draining garden hoses, winterizing the mower, and deadheading plants before the freezing temperatures arrive, there are things you can do to ensure your lawn thrives in the spring. Whether it’s for the entire yard or a smaller patch, reseeding in the late summer or early fall is best for a lush, green lawn next year.

If you want your grass to recover from the trauma of the summer sun and prepare it for the long winter ahead, keep watering it until the ground is frozen or if your area receives less than one inch of precipitation each week. You will also need to feed it with an appropriate fertilizer. Watering the lawn will also help the fertilizer dissolve, allowing the ground to absorb it. For your last mowing, you will want to lower the mower to the height of 1 ½ to 2 inches.

You must stick to a specific schedule and perform each of these tasks during precise times to create the desired effect. If you overseed and do it too late in the season, the baby growth may not survive. Blades may arise and be killed by the extreme cold and snow if you fertilize too early. If you run out of time to aerate this fall, doing it in the spring only helps weeds to take hold.

Bluegrass makes your life easier by sticking to the schedule for you. When you want your lawn taken care of but don’t have the time or inclination, let us do it for you. We not only help make you proud to pull into your driveway with fall clean-up, but we also help add beauty every day with custom landscape designs that include irrigation systems, artificial turf, landscape lighting, ponds, fountains, pet fencing, and so much more. Call us today to get on the schedule!
 
Bluegrass Incorporated
4855 Hills and Dales Rd NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
330.492.8733
bluegrassincorporated.com
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