Call us at Bluegrass Incorporated to Save Time & Money on Outdoor Spring Maintenance

The birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and the sun is showing its face more often. Spring arrived on the calendar over a month ago, but the weather may finally be cooperating. If the warm temperatures have motivated you to get started on the spring outdoor projects on your to get your home ready for summer fun, we can lend a hand here at Bluegrass Incorporated.

We are a local, custom landscaping company that offers everything from spring yard clean up and fresh mulch application to private patio designing and building and irrigation start up. We can help make your outdoor living space a personal space meant to induce relaxation by installing water features, like ponds and waterfalls, as well as landscape lighting, artificial grass, and invisible pet fencing installation to always have your fur baby with you.

How can you spend less time on outdoor spring maintenance?

The short and simple answer is to call us at Bluegrass! If you have been staring out of the back window of your house dreading the day you have to pick up old leaves and branches that have fallen from the trees, we are here to help! Sometimes a major overhaul isn’t the answer for your situation, but a spring yard clean up and fresh mulch application can be just what the lawn doctor ordered.

One phone call not just helps save you time this year, but also for years to come. We install SYNLawn’s artificial turf that looks and feels like natural grass. You will save on lawnmower and weed wacker winterization and fueling costs, as well as not having to replace them when they wear down. You will also save time and stress having to fill holes that your dog likes to dig. He cannot do that with synthetic grass. You will spend more time with your family instead of mowing and trimming every weekend and fertilizing every year.

Is it time for a major overhaul?

Here at Bluegrass, we thrive on helping you create an area that fulfills you. You want to be able to spend as much time with loved ones as possible, and we can help prepare your home for summer entertainment. Maybe the pandemic made you realize that you don’t enjoy the look of certain parts of your home and would like to change them.

We can make your backyard an oasis that you can enjoy with friends and family as the world opens back up. Imagine walking outside and strolling along the stone path with an appealing atmosphere created by landscape lighting. You walk to the firepit area surrounded by brick and beautiful foliage with your friends laughing. If it’s raining, there’s nothing like breathing in the fresh air of the evening under your covered patio. You just have to tell us at Bluegrass about your dream, and we can make it come true.

Something else that we can install in your backyard that will help you enjoy your space is a putting green! When you are an avid golfer who wants to practice even when you aren’t out on the course on the weekend with your friends, we customize putting greens to the space and layout of your yard. We also put them indoors. This is also an awesome way to introduce golf to your kids without going to the mini-golf course every weekend.

No matter what you want in an outdoor living area, we have the experience to accommodate your wishes. We can make any space kid- and pet-friendly but with an atmosphere that allows you to relax on weekend mornings. Call us at Bluegrass Incorporated to get on the schedule!

Bluegrass Incorporated
4855 Hills and Dales Rd NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
330.492.8733
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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
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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
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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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