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  • Is my TruGreen service guaranteed?

    Yes. Customers benefit from our Healthy Lawn Guarantee®, which means we’ll gladly visit your property as often as needed between scheduled visits to make necessary adjustments and ensure your satisfaction.

  • When can families and pets return to serviced areas?

    After a service, TruGreen advises customers to allow the application to dry before families and pets resume enjoying their lawns.

  • How do I complete a survey on my TruGreen service?

    To give feedback on your existing TruGreen service or your specialist, first log in to your account by clicking here. Then click "take survey" on your account summary screen.

  • What is the timeframe between applications?

    Generally, applications are applied every 4-6 weeks depending on your plan.

  • Will TruGreen service continue automatically year after year?

    In most locations, TruGreen service continues year after year unless a customer advises us to discontinue. Customers find that continuing the program from season to season and year to year is the best way to maintain the lawn up to their expectations.

  • Should I water my lawn after an application?

    If it doesn't rain within 24 hours after our visit, please water your lawn to help achieve optimal results from our lawn application. Your lawn usually requires 1-2” of water per week, depending on factors like soil type, temperature, and humidity. We recommend long, infrequent watering (1-2 times per week). Your soil should be moist to a depth of 6-12” after a watering. For best results water early in the morning. At midday, more water evaporates than goes into the soil. Evening watering invites trouble because plants that stay wet overnight can be more prone to developing certain diseases that thrive in moist conditions. Click here to see a video for more on watering techniques.

  • How often should I mow my lawn?

    The best guide for mowing frequency is the growth of your grass. When lawns are actively growing it may require mowing more than once weekly. Plan to cut less than one-third of the grass blade in one mowing. Keep in mind that certain grasses, such as bermudagrass, zoysiagrass and centipedegrass, require close mowing to stay healthy. Allowing these grasses to grow too high will increase thatch in your lawn. Click here to see a video for more on best mowing practices.

  • Are the products applied by TruGreen safe?

    There is a rigorous selection process to choose the products we use. We make our selections based on a number of criteria, including health, safety and the environment. The health and safety of our associates and the communities we serve is top priority. All products used by TruGreen are registered for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In many cases, in fact, our product selection criteria exceeds that of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Does a healthy lawn really benefit the environment?

    Healthy, properly maintained lawns provide significant benefits to the environment and community. Families can take pride in the fact that a healthy, properly cared for lawn is part of a solution for a healthy planet. Benefits of a healthy lawn include Erosion Control & Runoff Prevention, Water Purification, Air Purification, and Oxygen Generation. For more information on the environmental benefits of a health lawn, click here.

  • What kind of training does TruGreen provide for lawn specialists?

    TruGreen is committed to setting the industry standard for education, training and certification of our specialists.  First, we provide an intensive 10-day training series all for new specialists. The program covers a variety of agronomic, horticultural and safety related topics. Each new specialist is paired with a mentor who provides coaching. Our specialists must meet TruGreen’s rigorous TruExpert certification and state licensing standards to apply weed and pest control products. TruGreen also has technical managers, degreed horticulturists, in each market to provide additional local expertise. Click here to see a video for more on our specialist training program.

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