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Blackford Oaks Blackford Oaks
Nestled in the heart of Lexington's vibrant Hamburg area, Blackford Oaks is a distinctive residential community that seamlessly melds the rich equestrian heritage of the region with modern-day living. Directly across from the esteemed Madden horse farm and proudly claiming the starting point of the iconic Elkhorn Creek, this community offers homes that cater to diverse preferences, with prices ranging from $300,000 to $900,000. With its future vision of housing around 1,200 homes, Blackford Oaks isn't just about elegant living; it's a testament to community, nature, and history. Residents enjoy vast open green spaces, a nod to Kentucky's lush landscapes, making Blackford Oaks not just a place to live, but a lifestyle to embrace. Welcome to a neighborhood where tradition meets today.

Exciting developments are on the horizon for our neighboring Ashford Oaks area! Where the Justice horse farm currently stands, to the left of Blackford Oaks Place on Man O War, plans are in motion to introduce shopping centers, townhomes, restaurants, residential spaces, and a boutique hotel. Although a retirement facility was once planned for this location, this fresh vision promises abundant open spaces and a variety of amenities. This development is poised to enhance our Blackford community experience. Please refer to the attached plans for more details.


Blackford Oaks Place Fall Neighborhood Yard Sale Announcement
Greetings, Blackford Oaks Place Residents!
Get ready for a delightful day of treasure hunting and community bonding! We are thrilled to announce our Fall Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023. As we bid farewell to summer and welcome the colors of fall, it's the perfect time to declutter and rediscover some hidden gems right here in our neighborhood.
Date: September 23rd, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Across the Blackford Oaks Place community
Join the Sale: Thinking of setting up a stall? Make sure to display your items neatly and safely. It's a good idea to have small changes on hand, and pre-tagging items with prices can make transactions smoother.
Safety Comes First: Let's ensure a safe shopping experience for everyone. We recommend adhering to social distancing guidelines and wearing masks, especially when in close conversations.
Rain Date: Our yard sale will go on, come rain or shine. However, if forecasts suggest significant rain and we're notified well in advance, a new date will be communicated to all residents. Should you be worried about sporadic showers, you might want to have a canopy or umbrella on standby for your stall.
After the Sale: If you find yourself with items left over at the end of the day, we encourage donations to local charities or shelters. It's a wonderful way to give back.
So, circle the date, share the news with your neighbors, and let's come together for a day of fun, finds, and friendly faces. We can't wait to see you there!
Best wishes, The Blackford Oaks Place Community Committee.

Blackford Oaks Place Guide to Lawn Care in Central Kentucky
Nestled within the picturesque surroundings of Central Kentucky, our Blackford Oaks Place community enjoys the bounty of nature, defined by a unique mix of weather and diverse soil. For our residents who take pride in their lush lawns, here's our specially curated guide to maintain their beauty:
1. Deciphering the Soil: Central Kentucky boasts a range of soil types, from clayey to loamy textures. We recommend a soil test every 2-3 years. This will divulge its pH and nutrient composition, guiding you to make the right soil enhancements.
2. Choosing the Right Grass: The region's climate favors cool-season grasses. Options like Kentucky Bluegrass, Tall Fescue, and Fine Fescue flourish here, showing their verdant hues early in spring and maintaining them till the late fall.
3. Art of Mowing:
   - Regularity is key, but refrain from mowing your grass too short. Aim to trim just the top third of its height.
   - Sharp mower blades ensure a clean cut. Blunt blades might fray the grass, tarnishing its lush appearance.
   - Alternate your mowing routes to avoid soil compression and repetitive wear.
4. Wisdom in Watering:
   - Deep, infrequent watering benefits the grass, allowing roots to grow stronger.
   - Opt for early morning watering to minimize evaporation and mitigate fungal risks.
   - Aim for a weekly watering volume of 1 to 1.5 inches, be it from rainfall or manual irrigation.
5. Feeding the Green:
   - Choose fertilizers with a balanced mix, preferably those with slow-release nitrogen.
   - The ideal fertilizing windows are early spring, late spring, and early fall. Avoid over-fertilizing during the scorching summer months.
6. Aeration Insights: An early spring or fall aeration session is a boon for your lawn. It combats soil compaction and ensures that water and nutrients penetrate effectively.
7. Guarding Against Weeds and Pests:
   - Spring is the time for pre-emergent herbicides, preventing intrusions like crabgrass.
   - Tackle broadleaf weeds with post-emergent herbicides either in late spring or early fall.
   - Stay on the lookout for pests like grubs. When spotted, resort to recommended treatments or eco-friendly alternatives.
8. Disease Counteraction:
   - Modulate watering schedules and guarantee efficient drainage to fend off fungal adversaries like brown patch or dollar spot.
   - Should a disease manifest, choose the right fungicides and adhere to its labeled guidelines.
9. Embracing the Seasons: As fall graces us with its hues, ensure to rake and clear fallen leaves. Come spring, if you observe a thick thatch layer, dethatching will rejuvenate your lawn.
10. Natural Touch: Contemplate using organic alternatives. For instance, compost isn’t just eco-friendly; it’s a nutrient powerhouse for your soil.
By embodying these practices tailored for our beautiful Central Kentucky, Blackford Oaks Place residents can cherish a lawn that's not just a sight to behold, but also an emblem of a harmonious coexistence with nature.

Announcing a Blackford townhall meeting to discuss adding possible neighborhood amenities.
Location: NorthEast Christian Church  at 990 Star Shoot Pkway
Date and Time:  Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 6:00pm        
With a compromise in place with Ball Homes regarding their building of apartments on Man-O-War, the Homeowners Association has been given a unique opportunity.
Ball Homes will be turning over 23-acres at the back of the subdivision to the HOA.  They are also allowing the HOA to buy at builders cost, two(2) building lots butting up to the 23-acres of land.  It may be possible for the Association to use these two lots to build such amenities as a walking trail, clubhouse, swimming pool, and tennis courts.
The Blackford Board of Directors wishes to hear from you concerning this matter.  Below is an itemized list of possible amenities.
The townhall meeting chance to voice their opinions leading up to an actual vote to be conducted during the annual meeting in May.
o   Walking Trail
o   Playground, Dog Park             
o   Swimming Pool   (includes a building for bathrooms, lifeguard rooms, and pump room)
o   Kids Splash Pad area
o   Baby Swimming Pool
o   Clubhouse (3000 sf)    (can be used to host neighborhood social events,                                                                                                   conduct rentals, thus, becoming  an income source)      
o   Tennis Courts 
We look forward to seeing at the meeting.
The Blackford Board of Directors                                            

COSTUME PARADE and Food Trucks. Join the Blackford Oak community on Saturday, October 29 at Fergus Park for neighborhood family fun! The Food Trucks 4:00-6:00 Saturday, October 29 at Fergus Park. Drakes, Tacos, and Bar-B-Que. Bring your chairs or picnic blankets, and let’s enjoy dinner together in Fergus Park. The Costume Parade follows. Get the kids dressed in their costumes and we will all enjoy our 2nd annual Costume Parade! It will begin at 6pm at Fergus Park.

Blackford Oaks Neighborhood Yard Sale
Saturday, September 10, 2022
8am - 3pm

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Bike parade and Food truck evening!

Fellow neighbors,
Friday, July 1st, 5:30-7:30pm at Fergus Park.
From Blackford Parkway, turn onto Amethyst Way.
Fergus Park is located at the end of Amethyst Way.
Food and beverage trucks will be on-site starting at 5:30pm.
The bike parade starts at 7pm.
Decorate your bike in Red, White, and Blue.


Fellow neighbors,
Friday, June 17th, 7 pm at Fergus Park.
From Blackford Parkway, turn onto Amethyst Way.
Fergus Park is located at the end of Amethyst Way.
Food and beverage trucks will be on-site starting at 7pm.
The movie UNCHARTED-PG-13 will start at dusk.
Bring your chairs and blankets.
Some of the food trucks will be Papa Johns, Taylor Belles Ice Cream, Burgers & Shakes (Burgers, Hot Dogs, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Popcorn...),
Kona Ice, and West 6th Brewing Company.
See you then!!

The 2021 Holiday Home Decoration contest winners are as follows:
1st Place- $75.00 - Giulia Mattarello (3000 Mahala Cove)                
2nd Place- $50.00 - Matthew Coyle (3344 Bay Springs Park)
3rd Place- $25.00 - Scott Glass (3503 Jacob Ct)
We were excited to see so many homes participating in our decorating contest. Thank you so much for making our Holidays brighter!
The Halloween Home Decoration contest winners are as follows:
1st Place $75 -  James Duff - (Blackford Parkway) - Charlie Brown
2nd Place $50 - Aunye Butler - (Blackford Parkway) - Spider Web
3rd Place $25 -  Jakub Famulski - (Crosscreek Trace) - Ghosts
The 2021 Halloween contest was a closely contested one as all of the entries were great. 
Thanks to everyone that participated.  It was fun for the entire neighborhood. 
Blackford will be having a similar home decorating contest for the upcoming holidays.
We will be sharing the details of the holiday contest soon.

NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE -  Saturday, September 25th, 2021 8:00am - 3:00 pm
2021 July 9th - FERGUS PARK MOVIE NIGHT                                                                                                                                                                   

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In reaching a compromise with Ball Homes regarding the building of apartments on Man O' War Blvd.  Our homeowners Association has been given a unique opportunity. Ball Homes will be turning over twenty-three acres of land at the back of the subdivision to the HOA.
They are also allowing the HOA to purchase at builders cost two(2) building lots abutting the twenty-three acres of land. It may be possible for the Association to use these two lots and the 23-acres of land to build such neighborhood amenities as a clubhouse & swimming pool, tennis courts, a dog park, walking trails, etc.
The Association wants your input as a Blackford homeowner on this matter.  By following the link below you will find an itemized list of some of the possible amenities, and their approximate cost in additional fees each year.  This input is important as it will give the Board of Directors an idea of where the membership stands regarding these possibilities.
Click on News or click  here  to get a blank Amenity Survey and other information concerning the process.
                                               Ball Homes Apartment Proposal                                                         
The Lexington The Lexington City Council voted 15-0 on October 29th, 2019 to allow the Ball Homes proposed zone change, and as a result of the vote the planned apartment complex can now be built by Ball Homes. Just a few days before the Council vote, the Association was able to work out a compromise with Ball Homes that would benefit the neighborhood.  Click on News or click here to get more information.
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