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
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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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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
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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.

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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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