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Get to Know Us

Our Story

Established in 1986 and incorporated in February of 1987, Yard Smart, Inc. provides professional landscape design, installation, maintenance, lawn care and snow/ice management services to communities in Cleveland and the western suburbs. Yard Smart, Inc. is owned by Bruce Stone, a landscape enthusiast who grew up in Rocky River. Bruce has been working within the company since its inception. In the late 1980's and 1990's, he worked diligently in the field as well as in the office to grow the company. While his passion is to work outside, he grew the company to the point that there were more administrative tasks that needed his attention. While he does not actively work in the field any longer, he is still able to fuel his passion through meeting with clients and operating the business daily. Both of his children have since graduated from their respected colleges, and are now assisting in the day to day activities at Yard Smart. Kate is responsible for a variety of managerial tasks, including preparing estimates, assisting clients and working as a horticulture team member. Jack works primarily on the back end of the business assisting with the technology and photography, while also leading a mow crew. It has become a family operated business not only in the sense that Bruce's children are working within the company, but also due to the fact that we have a tight knit work force which we view each team member as part of our family. 

Click through the slideshow to see a collection of photos taken since the beginning of Yard Smart over 35 years ago!

Yard Smart 
hosted the 2020
OLA Facility Tour!
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Team Yard Smart is constantly training and taking advantage of educational opportunities to serve you better. To stay on top, Yard Smart insist its employees continue to learn by becoming certified at the state and national levels by taking written and ‘hands-on’ examinations, that improve their skills as well as advance their career.

Our Mission Statement

A professional, hard-working team of knowledgeable, innovative, and quality-oriented people who are driven to exceed our clients expectations by providing a valuable service that will be remembered.


  • Ohio Landscape Association 

  • Associated Snow Contractors of America

  • Ohio Lawn Care Association 

  • Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association 

  • Snow and Ice Management Association 

  • Ohio Turfgrass Foundation

  • Southwest Cleveland Safety Council 

  • Strongsville Chamber of Commerce 

  • National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your service area? 

Our service area includes, but is not limited to the map. This map primarily applies to our lawn maintenance division, as we can travel further for landscape renovation jobs. We love working with both residential and commercial clients. If you think you might be on the border of our service area, call our office so we can further investigate the geographic location of your property in comparison with our lawn maintenance routes.  


Does Yard Smart sell bulk material?

Yes and we offer delivery! We offer a wide variety of bulk material items including mulch, stone, sand.  See our Bulk Material page for additional information.

Does Yard Smart offer free estimates?

Yes, maintenance estimates are free of charge. And our initial design consultation is also free of charge. To continue with a professional design, there is an hourly charge. 

What does it mean to be "Drug-Free Workplace"?

This means that we require pre-employment drug testing and conduct additional testing throughout employment with Yard Smart.

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