Turn Your Lawn from Brown to Green With a Little Help from TruGreen


Not my lawn. But would love grass like that!
Not my lawn. But would love grass like that!

As a teenager, my main responsibility around the house besides taking out the garbage, was mowing the lawn. I recall having a Honda self-propelled motor. You just had to hold the handle and try to walk in a straight line. Not too tough. So why the animosity between myself and nature’s stubble?

I can sum it up in one word: allergies.

Cutting the grass would always get my nose all stuffed and my throat all drippy. It was actually the worst when I dumped the clippings in the corner of the yard.

To be honest, I often enjoyed mowing. (Shh… don’t tell my wife!) I’d put on my headphones and listen to my walkman (That’s what we used to call mp3 players in the old days) and rock out religiously to various  Twisted Sister albums or Van Halen’s 5150 as I walked back and forth across our lawn.

The past few years, in our house, I’ve stayed clear of the lawn. We’ve paid our always-smiling landscaper Mario to take care of things. It’s a big lawn, but with those awesome tractor-like mowers that you ride in, it doesn’t take long. And looks pretty fun.

So grass and I have actually gotten along okay the past few years, mainly out of avoidance. But that’s all about to change. We’re moving in a week or two. This one has a bit of a smaller lawn and in looking to save money where we can, we’ll be handling the landscaping ourselves. Which means, yes… I’ll be mowing the lawn again.

I’m sure I”ll enjoy it the first few times before it becomes a chore. And while I have no problems actually mowing the line, I am a total newb when it comes to lawn care. Things like pesticides, fertilizer, seeds, watering, etc., are all kind of a big mystery to me.

How often should I water my lawn?

When should I do it?

Is one type of fertilizer better than the other?


Yeah, for actual lawn care, I may have to resort to the experts. There are a number of companies out there who specialize in lawn services, such as TruGreen. These guys take a scientific approach and thoroughly analyze your lawn to determine the best and healthiest approach you should take.

They’re total lawn experts who can do as much or as little as you’d like in terms of maintaining a healthy lawn. From basic tips to full on nurturing, TruGreen will quickly become your best friend. And your lawn’s too.



TruGreen even put together a nifty infographic offering some valuable lawn-related information. Click the image to see it full size.


TruGreen Infographic

Did you know that bare spots can occur from too much watering? I sure didn’t.

So if you’re looking to get some help with your lawn, consider contacting TruGreen. Your lawn is sure to thank you. The grubs, on the other hand, not so much.

What’s the toughest part of taking care of your lawn?

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10 thoughts on “Turn Your Lawn from Brown to Green With a Little Help from TruGreen”

  1. have you tried wearing one of those mask when mowing? my neighbor wears one its made out of some type of paper an he doesn’t breath in the pollens,it only cover his nose an mouth an he wears his glasses that have a side thingy that doesn’t let flying things get in his eyes,,yes he looks funny but he doesn’t get sick

  2. It’s not Chinese? What about that Kosher restaurant called Moy Sheh’s?

    As far as the movie goes…as usual, it bears little resemblance to SK’s work. And BTW.. I am unfortunate enough to have Time Warner, so I am missing, for the 2nd week in a row, Under The Dome. They will pay. Dearly. Remember that old Klingon proverb – “Revenge is a dish best served cold”.

  3. You’re moving? Oy vey! (as we say in Mandarin Chinese). Moving is down near the bottom of my list of things NOT to do, right next to hugging the third rail on the IRT.

    Your allergies will kill you if you do the work yourself. You’re wise to look into this TruGreen Company… let THEM down Claritin by the bottle. I know you’d rather drink Diet Coke.

    BTW…before you call them…read Stephen King’s early short story called “Lawnmower Man”. You heard it here first.

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    • Hate to break it to ya, Sandy, but Oy Vey is not Mandarin Chinese, despite an inherent love of Chinese food amongs all Jewish people. 🙂

      And yes, I’m not a big fan, but sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do.

      Y’know, I never read Lawnmower Man but I saw the atrocious movie which is supposedly absolutely nothing like the short story. I like King, so I’ll check it out.


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