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
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How can Bluegrass help you enjoy your backyard year-round?

by Fiona Vernon

Do you think that fall is beautiful, but you find yourself a little sad when you think about the cold months ahead spent indoors? Bluegrass can help you take advantage of the outdoors as long as possible before the snow and ice arrive with custom-designed firepits. Additionally, when this local landscaping company installs synthetic grass, you won’t have to worry about leaves left on the grass causing it to die. Artificial turf from these award-winning professional installers serves a vast array of purposes, with applications that include padded playground surfaces to a lawn without brown spots.

Do you dread the icy cold mornings of having to let the dog out after the most recent blizzard? Bluegrass can install pet fencing that allows you to stay in the warmth while the dogs venture out into the snow. Call us today so that a lush, green lawn is waiting for you when the snow melts in the spring.

How can Bluegrass help you enjoy the fall more?

Fall and winter seem like they are too cold to spend outside. That’s why they are called the off-season. Here at Bluegrass, we want to make them the seasons that extend your outdoor enjoyment. We can help you forget that it’s cold out with stone walkways and patios that lead to beautiful and functional firepits. You can burn the sticks you find in the yard, as well as invite friends over for a weekend evening of chatting by the fire.

Loved ones will always be amazed that your yard looks immaculate every time, even commenting that you must spend hours every week putting effort into it. Little do they know you called us at Bluegrass to install one of the many varieties of artificial turf that we offer.

You feel confident in the kids climbing the playset over the padded synthetic turf. You smile while you watch the dogs play, knowing they can’t dig holes in the synthetic grass. You feel at peace laughing with your friends around the fire as you stand along the path surrounded by intimate landscape lighting. The sound of the water trickling over the rocks of the bubbler fountain is the final, soothing touch. All of this can still happen after it rained all week because the drain rate of your lawn prevents any mud from forming.

How can Bluegrass help you enjoy winter more?

Nearly everyone looks forward to spring until they realize that they will have to bring their dead grass back to life. Whether you would like to commission our landscaping design services in the spring or do it now so that your spring is drastically lawn maintenance, we create custom plans specifically for your needs.

Perhaps you would like to spend your free time on spring and summer evenings with your kids instead of watering the lawn. We were established in 1964, planning both small and large lawn irrigation systems, and we pass along those 57 years of experience to you.

Do you dread those cold, winter mornings of rolling over in bed to check the temperature because you have to take your fur baby out on a leash? You love the view of your yard unmarred by a wooden or chain link fence; however, you wish you could give your beloved pets more freedom. We can help with our underground pet fencing installation. We customize each one to the area you would like contained. They come with some of the smallest and fully programmable collars in the industry that offer gentle training. We provide a personalized approach to training your babies to stay in the yard, helping you to keep warm and dry when the snow is 12 inches deep.

You will appreciate winter more when you can relish hibernating with the family when you don’t have to worry about all the work that awaits you outside when the snow melts. As a homeowner who takes pride in their lawn, you will not dread the arrival of spring as you have in the past when you rely on us at Bluegrass. From pet fencing and landscape lighting installation to synthetic lawns and firepits, we provide the services that will help you enjoy being home even more than you already do.

Bluegrass Incorporated
4855 Hills and Dales Rd NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
330.492.8733
bluegrassincorporated.com
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Let Bluegrass help you transition from a backyard for entertaining to one that survives winter!

There is one last hurrah for the year, with Labor Day right around the corner. This holiday not only signifies the unofficial end of summer but also triggers a mental switch for homeowners to prepare their homes for the harsh winters of Northeast Ohio.

You trusted us at Bluegrass Incorporated to get you ready for summer entertaining with a water bubbler fountain, a firepit, and landscape lighting when it was time to gather with friends and family, so why not trust us for winter survival. We help ready your yard for protection from snow, ice, and frigid temperatures with artificial grass that needs little to no maintenance.

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How can Bluegrass help you prepare your backyard for entertaining?

By Fiona Vernon

The biggest summer holiday may be over, but there are plenty of other opportunities for you to have picnics and gather with friends and family. Are you one of the people who see this summer as a time for rebirth after keeping themselves secluded for the better part of the past year and a half? Have you also realized that your home is no longer suitable for entertaining friends and family?

When you want a beautiful atmosphere where you can relax around a fire pit on a hot summer evening with friends or under the pergola listening to the bubbling waterfall on a weekend morning with your coffee, here at Bluegrass, we customize a space to specifically match your wishes.

What are some excellent backyard entertainment ideas for summer?

You don’t need a pool or even a hot tub to make your backyard the place that people migrate to when they want to have fun. While we can add to décor to accommodate amenities with water play, we know that not everyone wants that kind of extensive maintenance taking up their time.

People are still feeling safer avoiding international vacations and simply hanging out at home with loved ones and are looking for unique ways to enjoy their time together. Yard games like corn hole, wooden bowling, croquet, and ladder ball are outstanding sources of entertainment. While you are laughing with the adults in one part of the yard, you can hear the kids playing on the jungle gym. Everyone will love watching the fairy lights turn on, along with the landscape lights along the walkways as the sun sets and the fire is lit.

What does Bluegrass offer to make this perfect backyard entertainment scenario a reality?

Here at Bluegrass, we can help with every part of the amazing yard set up as mentioned above. We install artificial turf whether you need a cushioned, non-abrasive, non-allergenic synthetic grass under your playset or you want to decrease the time you spend manicuring your yard. You can still take advantage of the feel of natural grass while finding additional benefits that include fewer pests, a drain rate of 30-inches per hour, and you won’t need to mow or water. If you have pets, they won’t be able to dig, and the yard will stay green all year long.

Maybe you don’t like the idea of artificial grass because you love everything about taking care of your yard. While we won’t be around to mow or trim it for you, we can help keep it beautiful by installing a state-of-the-art irrigation system. We have been providing the benefits of the latest in irrigation techniques and equipment for over 40 years, designing the most cost-effective approach for your space.

How about those beautiful landscaping lights? We do that, too! They help you see when there is nothing but a fire lit on a moonless night, and you can’t see where you are walking. It also prevents break-ins when placed in the front yard because burglars are deterred at a well-lit home. Guess what? We can install the gorgeous stone firepit everyone is sitting at as well.

How can your yard double as a sanctuary in which you can relax alone?

Yes! Maybe you are just looking forward to a quiet evening alone. We specialize in waterfalls and ponds of all sizes that are perfect for sitting beside. We look at the space you have available and customize each project to match your personality and requirements. You can close your eyes and let the peaceful sounds of gurgling water wash away your troubles.

When you want a custom landscape design that will make you smile every time you walk into your backyard, Bluegrass can make that happen. We can help your dreams come true so that you fall back in love with your home.

Bluegrass
4855 Hills and Dales Rd NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
330.492.8733
bluegrassincorporated.com
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Bluegrass Improves Outdoor Living Spaces for Homeowners in Massillon, Ohio, With Custom Landscape Designs

By Fiona Vernon

The air is gradually warming, making outdoor enthusiasts migrate outdoors to enjoy the fresh air. Instead of simply sitting on a folding chair on the grass in the backyard, homeowners from North Canton, Ohio, to Portage Lakes, Ohio, can enjoy the soothing sounds of water bubbler fountains while the LED landscape lighting creates the perfect atmosphere. It just takes one phone call to Bluegrass Incorporated at 330.492.8733. This full-service landscaping company caters to anyone who would like custom landscape designs with hardscaping, such as retaining walls, fire pits, and stone walkways. Additionally, they will complete the dreaded spring clean-up and clear any yard of debris from winter. Not only can they help someone in Alliance, Ohio, have a plush lawn with irrigation installation, but they also specialize in landscaping for new construction. Bluegrass helps people in Massillon, Ohio, and beyond who want to improve their outdoor living space with everything from backyard water features to artificial grass installation. Call today to get on the schedule!

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How can Bluegrass help make your backyard more fun?

By Fiona Vernon

The warm breezes and hot sunshine are letting you know that summer has arrived, and it’s time to have some fun! After more than a year of hunkering down at home to stay safe from COVID-19, individuals who are vaccinated are daring to meet with the friends and family they have been missing for so long. When you want a backyard makeover to create the perfect place for entertaining, Bluegrass is the ideal phone call to make for custom landscaping in Northeast Ohio. They offer full-service design and build services with the sole purpose of your satisfaction.

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Bluegrass Improves Outdoor Living Spaces in Akron, Ohio, With Custom Landscape Design & LED Lighting

By Fiona Vernon

The time of year has arrived where people walk outside to enjoy their morning coffee and hear the sounds of lawnmowers and hedge trimmers. Their neighbors are busy cleaning up their yards so that they can sit back and enjoy the summer. People from New Philadelphia, Ohio, to Akron, Ohio, who want to improve their outdoor living space with custom landscape design, hardscaping, and backyard water features can rely on the decades of experience at Bluegrass. This full-service landscaping company caters to those who wish to create a backyard hangout space, whether they want someone to build an outdoor kitchen or a firepit. They can sit outside on a peaceful evening, watching the full moon float by bathed in the soothing ambiance of LED landscape lighting. Pet lovers prefer to have their dogs by their sides and can count on Bluegrass to install pet fencing as well. Everyone from Wooster, Ohio, to Youngstown, Ohio, can call 330.492.8733 today to get on the schedule for anything from artificial grass and lawn irrigation installation to landscaping for new construction.

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Bluegrass Improves the Outdoor Living Spaces of Northeast Ohio With Custom Landscape Design

By Fiona Vernon

The time has almost come for people to start getting back to entertaining friends and family. Individuals who want to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather can rely on Bluegrass for spring yard clean-up and custom landscape design. This full-service landscaping company has been helping homeowners from Bolivar, Ohio, to North Lawrence, Ohio, since 1964 to improve their outdoor living spaces. Perhaps someone is struggling to keep their lawn alive every summer. Bluegrass can come to the rescue with either lawn irrigation or artificial grass installation. They are available for existing lawns and landscaping for new construction with everything from backyard water features and LED landscape lighting to building outdoor kitchens and patios with fireplaces. When anyone in Waynesburg, Ohio, and throughout Northeast Ohio has dreamed of custom hardscaping leading to a water bubbler fountain, Bluegrass can get them on schedule with one phone call to 330.492.8733.

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Homeowners in Canal Fulton, Ohio, Trust Bluegrass for Custom Landscape Design & Patio Fireplaces

By Fiona Vernon

Spring has arrived, and homeowners are beginning to consider the work done outside to get ready for nice weather. While the homeowner in Canal Fulton, Ohio, who had artificial grass installed last year does not have much to do to make their yard beautiful, they still need to rid the lawn of the debris from winter, remulch, and more. Bluegrass not only makes yards remain natural and beautiful with low-maintenance synthetic turf, but they also perform spring clean-up services. This third-generation, family-owned and operated, full-service landscaping company prides itself on helping homeowners from Bolivar, Ohio, to Louisville, Ohio, improve their outdoor living spaces with custom landscape design according to each of their expectations. They work with the available space when they perform any one of their multitude of services that includes landscape lighting, backyard water features, outdoor kitchens, and patios with fireplaces. In and around Hartville, Ohio, homeowners can rely on Bluegrass Design-Build for everything from lawn irrigation installation to backyard waterfalls. Call 330.492.8733 to get on the schedule!

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Bluegrass Improves Outdoor Living Space by Providing Spring Yard Clean-Up in Massillon, Ohio

By Fiona Vernon

Weekends are for pouring a cup of team, walking into the backyard on a sunny weekend morning, feeling plush grass when strolling through the yard, and hearing the sound of water gurgling while the fur baby frolics nearby. While many homeowners from North Canton, Ohio, to Portage Lakes, Ohio, think that this is unattainable, they will learn with one phone call that Bluegrass Design/Build can improve their outdoor living space. This full-service landscaping company provides the whole package, from custom hardscaping and lawn irrigation installation to backyard water features. They not only allow their clients the wonder of their very own water bubbler fountain surrounded by LED landscape lighting, but they also install pet fencing so that their precious babies can safely run free. Those finding it hard to get started can even call for spring yard clean-up before thinking about their custom landscape design. Everyone from Alliance, Ohio, to Massillon, Ohio, who needs artificial grass installation or landscape for new construction will feel like they made new friends when they call Bluegrass at 330.492.8733.

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