Monday, March 21, 2016

March 2016 — HOORAY!  Spring is Here!

As usual, we are very excited for the upcoming year…OUR 17th YEAR IN BUSINESS!

SPRING CLEAN-UP PROCESS: Once the weather breaks, CLUTCH is ready to give you a spring cleaning…on your landscape that is! In the past, we have started working as early as St. Patty’s Day.

A typical Spring Clean-Up includes:

1.  Overall cleaning of flower beds and turf—removal of all unwanted debris & old perennials

2.  Raking the stone and salt debris, deposited by the city snow plows, from your tree lawn

3.  MOST IMPORTANT:  Raking the snow mold on your lawn.

4.  Optional Mulching: “The icing on the cake!” Once all of the above is complete let CLUTCH give your flower beds a fresh look for the season with only the HIGHEST QUALITY mulch.

Fertilizing Program:  Look for the little ORANGE Flags!

STEP 1: Pre-Emergent Late March - Early April
STEP 2: Weed & Feed—Early May (Once we see DANDELIONS)
STEP 3: Insect & Grub Control —Early Summer (Before JULY 4th)
STEP 4: Liquid Weed ControlJuly-August
STEP 5: Fall Fertilizer—Early September
STEP 6: WinterizerEarly November

***This program is not guaranteed and customers often request additional applications at the normal cost. Weather conditions and proper watering by the homeowner are major factors that we cannot control that directly affect the success of any fertilizer program.  


Contact us today for a quote and our current discounts including our Refer-a-Friend credit program!

Monday, March 30, 2015

December 2014 — It's Been a Great Year!

As we come to the completion of our 15th year of business, we want to thank you for another great year and for allowing us to be of service to you.

For the second year in a row, we worked into December on our fall clean-up process. The weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday were adventurous to say the least, with a healthy dose of snow. We had crews working around-the-clock whenever possible to tidy up landscapes.

For those areas needing any attention that we were unable to address this fall, we can certainly work on as part of our Spring Clean-up service in March/April of 2015.

We are already looking forward to the spring of 2015! Once the weather breaks, we are at your service, and it is typically mid March – early April…WEATHER PENDING! Fertilizer applications will begin at this time as well.  Be on the lookout for a notice in the mail or phone call from a Clutch representative in March of 2015!!!

The Spring Clean-up process includes:
Overall cleaning of beds and turf as well as removal of unwanted debris,
Raking away stone/salt debris left by city plows from your tree lawn,
Most importantly, raking away any snow mold from your lawn.

Have a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season and blessed New Year!


Aaron Frank & Paul Wolanin, Owners


“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” 
 ― Anne Bradstreet

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October 2014 — Leaves, Leaves and More Leaves!

Autumn is here…one of our favorite times of year with football, the beautiful fall colors and the holiday season just around the corner.

As the leaves begin to fall, we wanted to provide a friendly reminder of our fall clean-up process and available service. We will work as long as possible — possibly into December — to keep your property looking its best late into the year. Throughout the fall we will peck away at the leaves until we do a final sweep sometime around Thanksgiving to tidy everything up. It is important to get a majority of the leaves before heavy snowfalls during the winter, so they do not sit until the spring. As long as there isn’t heavy snowfall, we will be working hard to prepare your landscape for the winter months.

As we wind down the year, the shorter amount of daylight will have some effect on our schedule. Rest assured we are working 7 days a week and will get to your property as quickly as possible.

If you are still considering our snow removal, HURRY! Our book is filling quickly! Sign up now for snow removal services and Clutch will take care of the rest.

We appreciate your business and for allowing us to come through in the CLUTCH for you!

Aaron Frank & Paul Wolanin, Owners


Refer a friend or family member and receive a $50 invoice credit!
(New customer must remain full time and $50 credit will be issued after 4 fulfilled invoice periods.)

August 2014 — Cool Summer, We're Lovin' It!

We hope everyone is enjoying another cool summer so far. With the exception of a couple upper 80-degree days, the weather has been superb! The summer has been filled with beautiful blue skies and just about the perfect amount of rain!

The atmosphere in Cleveland is as exciting as it has been in a long time with the return of Lebron James, the presence of Johnny “Football” Manziel and of course our Boys of Summer…the Cleveland Indians! We are proud to be Clevelanders and our city is continuing to improve in every way, every day!

It never fails though —leave it to a local weather anchor to start the first chatter about the upcoming winter. They must be bored with the mid-70s, partly cloudy forecasts. A local weather anchor has said this winter could be more memorable than last winter. We say BRING IT ON! Sign up now for snow removal services and Clutch will take care of the rest.

Anyway, before the cold returns, there is plenty of time to enhance your landscape! The end of the summer is the best time for new plantings and of course new lawns! We did some amazing landscapes in August/September last year and made many people happy! Whether you want to get rid of those 20-year old overgrown shrubs and replace with new modern shrubs or you need a full-fledged design and install, give us a call and set up a consultation. Aaron is ready to design your very own custom landscape!

We appreciate your business and allowing us to come through in the CLUTCH for you!

Aaron Frank & Paul Wolanin, Owners


Special Note:

Keep in mind — Clutch can do it all!  Call 440-884-4001 to schedule your appointment today!
Lawn maintenance
Landscape design
Tree/shrub/flower planting
Retaining walls
New lawn installation
Power-washing & Sealing
Snow/ice removal

June 2014 — Higher Temps = More Water!

It’s hard to believe we’re finally getting well into the spring with ideal temperatures and summer is only a couple weeks away! It has been a pleasure maintaining the landscape of your property so far this year. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we worked through some very soggy weather a couple weeks ago.  

You may already be noticing your shrubs beginning to sprout and we are more than happy to address your shrub trimming needs.

Water, Water, Water!  Please keep this in mind as temperatures begin to heat up. Your lawn needs approximately one inch of water per week to remain nice and green.

We appreciate your business and allowing us to come through in the CLUTCH for you!

Aaron Frank & Paul Wolanin, Owners


Lawn Tips:

• Green Grass - Remember for Spring ~ Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spray your lawn for a lusher, greener lawn. Epsom salt is loaded with magnesium

• Best way to prevent weeds from taking over your lawn – Mow high to keep grass strong and shade out weed seedlings; mow frequently enough that you are cutting off no more than one-third of the grass height at each mowing; leave the clippings on the lawn to recycle their nutrients.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Wet Weather Takes Us Into Summer — Big Winners Announced! 

We are in the heart of the spring season and although it’s been a wet one so far, Clutch will continue to strive for excellence in maintaining and creating beautiful landscapes. We are ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Weather experts are predicting a much cooler than normal summer this year, but hopefully it will be quite some time before the shovels come out again! 

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the $100 prize winners in our Clutch Customer Survey Raffle: 

• Antonio M. of Streetsboro
• Florence W. of Seven Hills
• Art G. of Parma 

Thank you to everyone who submitted surveys. 

We would also like to announce the promotion of Ryan Frank to Head Foreman. Ryan has been with the company for over 10 years and has been a major contributor to the success of our business. Ryan will work closely with all of our crews as well as customers to ensure continued quality service.  

Thanks again for your support and for allowing us to come through in the Clutch for you! 

Aaron Frank & Paul Wolanin, Owners


Special Note: Shrub Trimming 

If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to sign up for our Shrub Trimming Program! 

The Shrub Trimming Program consists of (2) services: early/mid-June & late-September/early-October. These are ideal times of the year to trim shrubs as the spring weather contributes to significant growth and it is also recommended to trim shrubs later in the year prior to the winter months.

Any questions, please call 440.884.4001 or email us:


• Refer a friend or family member and receive a $50 invoice credit! (New customer must remain full time and $50 credit will be issued after 4 fulfilled invoice periods)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Finally! Spring is Right Around the Corner!

We are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel as the spring season is just around the corner and the birds are beginning to make their way back North after a pretty intense winter here in Northeast Ohio.  

We would like to thank those that took advantage of our snowplow service during what has been one of harshest winters in recent memory. Here is some food for thought: The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is getting closer to breaking the record for salt usage in a single winter – one million tons! This has been a rare winter to say the least with 80% of the Great Lakes being covered with ice and all Northeast Ohio schools have had at least 6 snow days due to the frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but experts are predicting the next 10 winters in our area to be relatively similar.  

As the hours of daylight are getting longer and landscapes are beginning to reappear from the snowfall, we wanted to remind you of how Clutch can be of service to you.   

Weather permitting, our agenda for the spring will be as follows:

• Late-March – Early-April: 1st application of Fertilizing program
• Mid-March – End of April: Spring Clean-ups & Mulching (mulch available all season)
• Mid-April: Begin weekly lawn maintenance

Your latest invoice should have included a return notice of your intent to continue your Clutch service(s) along with a listing of services you may wish to add. A Clutch representative will be in touch with you sometime in March to discuss this notice or answer any questions.

Thanks again for your support and for allowing us to come through in the Clutch for you!


Aaron Frank & Paul Wolanin, Owners


Spring Clean-up Process:

Once the weather breaks in the spring, Clutch is ready to give your landscape a spring cleaning. The process includes:

1. Overall cleaning of flower beds and turf – removal of unwanted debris and old perennials.

2. Raking stone and salt debris deposited by city plows from tree lawns.

3. Raking snow mold from the lawn (most important) 

4. Mulching (optional) – The “icing on the cake!” – Once the above is completed, let Clutch give your flower beds a fresh look for the season with only the highest quality mulch.

Any questions, please call 440-884-4001 or e-mail


Need inspiration for your spring garden? Check out these Spring garden ideas and then give us a call to consult and plan a perfect fit for your yard!


"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer." 

— Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

Check out the Garden Ideas Picture site for more inspiration!