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May
19

Summer is finally kicking into gear as schools are letting out and the sunshine is soaking the countryside. Of course, there's no better way to celebrate summer with your neighbors and community than a day at the city pool. The municipal pool adds significant value to the community and the many lovely properties and homes for sale in Bellefontaine Ohio just by offering something wholesome and enjoyable for families and kids in the neighborhood.

 

The pool has its big Opening Day on May 23 and will be open from 12pm to 8pm most days, weather permitting. With affordable daily tickets and season passes, the pool offers a plethora of fun and opportunity for families in Logan County.

 

The American Red Cross will be offering swimming lessons for all ages throughout June for those interested in introducing the little ones to the water. There will also be sign-ups for the Bellefontaine Swim Team, which is an open league for anyone in Logan County and surrounding counties.

 

The Bellefontaine Pool facilities will host public pool parties on Friday Nights on June 19 and July 24 and the pool is available for private parties based on available reservation. Rent the facility for your event and enjoy the well-kept beautiful pool. At the end of the season, in late August, the pool will welcome dogs for Dog Day at the Pool.  We wouldn't want to leave our furry friends out.

 

Bellefontaine and Logan County hold significant community value for families in the area and we're always happy to find quality houses in Bellefontaine for those interested in being a part of our community.

May
12

 

A beautiful home in Logan County is only partly about the house itself. A great deal of the value of a real estate property is the level to which you maintain and care for the lawn and landscaping. With summer getting here and the grass starting to grow again, now is the time to get some control over your landscaping in order to present the best possible homes on the market in Logan County. In order to help you prepare for lawn mowing season, we've prepared a few general tips and best practices to help you get in the spirit of summer.

 

Mow Your Lawn Weekly

Grass grows at a steady rate in Ohio and most healthy lawns require mowing every week or at least every other week. A good three inch height for grass is healthy and allows it to continue to stay green and lush.  Anything shorter runs the risk of cutting it too close to the roots and it will lose its color and health. The hotter and drier the weather, the slower your lawn will grow so you may not have to cut the grass as often when things get really hot.

 

Water Your Lawn for Health

Brown grass is as bad as no grass at all so when it's hot and dry, it's important to keep the lawn watered.  A well-watered lawn will grow fuller and greener which always looks better when someone pulls up to look at the property. Watering the lawn can make your grass stand out from the neighbors if they aren't giving the grass a good shower every few days. If you use automatic sprinkler systems, set them to go off every other day rather than daily, to conserve the local water table.

 

Fertilizer and Weed Killer

A healthy lawn benefits from organic and natural fertilizer products to provide extra nutrients to the soil that help grass to grow green and healthy. You can always tell the difference in yards that use some sort of fertilizer and those that don't. If your yard has a problem with weeds and dandelions, try a post-emergent herbicide designed to kill broadleaf weeds without destroying the turf grasses.  These are safest on the lawn but should only be applied when temperatures are below 85 degrees.

 

Remember that when home buyers are shopping for houses for sale in Logan County they want to see a well-manicured healthy lawn surrounding your house.  Keep it trimmed and pristine and you'll have better luck selling a house in Logan County.

 

May
5

 

There's something fascinating and transporting about the ancient history of the county we call home. Logan County has been home to tribes of Native Americans for thousands of years and their artifacts are still being dug up from the nutrient-rich soil of Logan County. Mastodon teeth and arrowheads as old as 10,000 BC have been unearthed in the area, a reminder that all of Logan County was once covered in thick glacial ice, which later melted and flowed south to help form the Hocking Hills and much of the Appalachian basin.

 

The history of Logan County is full of fascinating stories of native indians, the underground railroad, and aggricultural development. During the last few centuries when European settlers were immigrating to the area, the lands were home to tribes such as the Miami, Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Mingo, Seneca, and Cherokee Indians as well as the very prominent Shawnee Nation.  When white settlers made their homes in the 1760s and 1770s, these natives were forced south into neighboring counties.

 

The natives clashed with early Americans in several famous battles before the territory was eventually fully settled as the State of Ohio in 1822. A large number of geographical names in the area come from these Indian tribes including their Chiefs, villages, and names for rivers and lakes.

 

Despite the mournful history of the clash between Native Americans and European settlers, today the Shawnee Nation has amassed a considerable wealth that has allowed them to consider investing several million dollars in land in Logan County.

 

A favorite pastime of locals in Logan County is to dig for arrowheads and other fossil remnants of this bygone era. There are great caves and even burial mounds throughout Ohio that still stand as a testament to a time long before our community and current residents but the history is a rich part of living in Logan County.

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