Guest Blog: Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Lawn Care Professional

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on January 29, 2018 by Bob Mann

The National Association of Landscape Professionals, the national trade association representing nearly 100,000 landscape industry professionals in the United States, Canada, and overseas, offers some of their top reasons to hire a lawn care company like TruGreen. 


Come spring, the vibrant green hue of your lawn will brighten up your front yard. And who doesn’t love stepping onto a comfortable green carpet that tickles your toes?

In most parts of the country, those warmer days may be a few months away, but it’s not too early to begin planning your lawn care program. Like all living things, your lawn needs care and attention to ensure its continued good health, and that means more than regular mowing and watering. Healthy lawns and landscapes need to be managed with a high degree of know-how, the support of science — so that your family, community and environment can derive the full benefits they provide. 

Here are the top reasons you should consider working with a lawn care professional:


  1. There are economic and environmental benefits.

For example, did you know that grass plays a critical role in cooling your neighborhood on those hot summer days? Lawns are about 30 degrees cooler than asphalt and 20 degrees cooler than bare soil. Year-round, your lawn is also critical for the ecosystem because it absorbs runoff, captures harmful dust and smoke particles as well as other pollutants. Grasses also absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into oxygen.
At the root of every healthy, lush lawn is a professional who meets your long-term vision and who understands the art and science of lawn care.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals has recognized TruGreen, for example, with an Environmental Stewardship Award.  The National Association of Landscape Professionals Environmental Stewardship Award honors companies who have sustained a significant commitment to enhancing and protecting the environment.


  1. Get the gorgeous lawn you’ve been dreaming about.

Have you always wanted the healthiest lawn on the block? With the help of a professional, your lawn can make your neighbors green with envy! Caring for your lawn may require aeration, fertilization, seeding or overseeding, soil management and other services. A professional can help identify the problem areas of your lawn and design a program that is created for your specific property and location. It’s not too early to begin planning your late winter and early spring lawn care program.


  1. You’ll save time.

Creating a beautiful, lush lawn takes time and with your busy schedule, spending hours on your lawn might not be at the top of your to-do list. When you work with a professional, you can spend more time enjoying your property, not working on it.


  1. Rest assured that safety comes first.

Being safe is more than a checklist for lawn care professionals, it’s ingrained in how they work. Professionals are trained to use lawn care equipment with precision and understand how to properly apply products for weeds, pests and disease control – so that you don’t have to worry about the right amounts and applications on your own.


  1. Place some green back in your wallet.

A well-maintained lawn is worth the investment. In a recent survey from the National Association of REALTORS® and National Association of Landscape Professionals, lawn care ranked at the top for realtors when it comes to projects that are most appealing to buyers. Besides boosting curb appeal, realtors also estimated that a standard lawn care program would recover more than 300 percent of the cost for a buyer at resale.  

With the help of an expert, your beautiful, healthy lawn awaits! For more tips from the National Association of Landscape Professionals, visit

Bob_Mann.pngBob Mann is an agronomist and Landscape Industry Certified professional with 33 years of industry experience, and is currently on staff at the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
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