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.

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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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Hartville, Ohio, Can Trusts Bluegrass Incorporated With Wrapping Christmas Lights Around Trees & Shrubs

By Fiona Vernon

Nothing brings back the feeling of being a kid at Christmas like seeing the twinkling lights illuminating the night sky. People love being able to pull into their own driveway and see the Christmas spirit emanating from their own home; however, having the time and equipment is an entirely different story. The temperatures are dropping from Portage Lakes, Ohio, to Lake Cable, Ohio, meaning it is time for home and business owners to start planning their holiday lighting display. The joy of the season is sometimes overridden by the stress of added responsibilities, such as shopping, baking, and hosting parties. One phone call allows Bluegrass Incorporated to take the burden of the installation, removal, and storage of Christmas lights, while servicing the lights throughout the season. This holiday lighting distributor provides custom holiday design and the decorating of Christmas light displays according to any specification — including wrapping Christmas lights around shrubs and trees, hanging lights on roofs, and strategically hiding the wiring. They use LED holiday lighting for energy efficiency. Every home and business owner from Massillon, Ohio, to Hartville, Ohio, looking for professional commercial or residential outdoor holiday lighting services can rely on the experts at Bluegrass Incorporated (330.492.8733) to make their holidays brighter!

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Summit County, Ohio, Can Call Bluegrass for Design, Installation, Removal, and Storage of Christmas Lights

By Fiona Vernon

Part of the fun that people have in the fall is decorating the interior and exterior of their homes, starting with Halloween and continuing on through Christmas. Many people love to make a special occasion of piling their loved ones into the car and driving around to look at the beautiful and creative displays of Christmas lights. Individuals from North Canton, Ohio, to Akron, Ohio, who love pulling into their homes or businesses adorned with holiday lights but don’t seem to have the time or equipment to make it happen safely can call Bluegrass Incorporated for residential and commercial holiday light services. This holiday lighting distributor allows business and homeowners to focus on shopping, baking, and their own customers by providing custom holiday decorating — which includes a consult to design a display, installation, removal, and storage of Christmas lights. The only thing necessary from the customer is that they sit back and enjoy it! Everyone from Stark County, Ohio, to Summit County, Ohio, planning an LED holiday lighting display will love the convenience and superior service when they rely on Bluegrass Incorporated.

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