As the snow melts away and the sun starts peeking out from behind the clouds, we welcome springtime with open arms. It’s time to spring into life with a refreshed vigor and soak in some vitamin D. However, it can be difficult to get your family to disconnect from technology and get outside to truly enjoy the fresh air.
As the Official Sponsor of Spring, TruGreen is here to show you how to make the most of the warming weather and Live Life Outside. That’s why we’ve put together this quick list with some of the ways we sponsor lawn lovers’ favorite spring activities.
For the Backyard Ballers
Many adults look back on their childhood and remember the incredible experiences they had playing on a sports team. From connecting with your social circle to staying healthy through increased activity, there are countless benefits to getting off the couch and onto the green.
According to a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), playing sports is one of the best ways for kids to get their recommended one hour of daily exercise. Luckily, spring has no shortage of opportunities for kids and families to get involved in organized sports like:
- Field & Track
As the Official Sponsor of Spring, TruGreen is committed to encouraging today’s youth to get active while continuing to social distance. In support of this initiative, TruGreen proudly began a partnership supporting the First Tee and its College Scholarship Program in October of last year. First Tee is a youth development organization that combines the game of golf with a life skills curriculum to help kids build strength of character.
With TruGreen serving as a Trustee, First Tee alumni chosen for the program receive financial support, professional development workshops and are paired with dedicated adult mentors who support them throughout their college experience. More specifically, this scholarship expansion assists alumni pursuing careers in agronomy, plant science, and other science-based professions. Additionally, through a developed alumni network, students will receive assistance securing internships and full-time jobs after graduation.
For the Host that’s Dedicated to a Home that’s Beautiful Inside and Out
Springtime means more time outside enjoying picnics, family athletics and other fun activities. But before you can start hosting these gatherings, you’ll probably want to get your lawn and plant life up to par. Since it is the first impression guests will have on your home, you may consider adding a luscious garden to truly improve your curb appeal.
For added excitement, get your whole family involved so you can work together and build lasting memories while learning about our planet's natural resources. You might consider adding multipurpose plants that can add functionality to the garden! Some examples of this include:
- Plants that climb picket fences to provide extra privacy
- Flowerbeds that add beautiful elements to your home’s exterior
- Herbs to spice up your meals
If left untreated, weeds and pests are a big threat to your healthy field of greens and flowers. TruGreen’s Tree and Shrub services can help you stop them in their tracks and keep your garden healthy all year long. By taking the stress of maintaining your lawn, trees and shrubs, and pests off your plate, you can regain the freedom to focus on other aspects of your outdoor living space.
For The Hometown Heroes
Spring is known for having wonderful weather, and many organizations take advantage of it by hosting fundraising and volunteer opportunities. This can be a great way for you and your family to get up, get out and get active in your community! Some fun activities to look for include:
- Community clean-ups
- Charity walks or runs
- Coaching youth sports
- Volunteering at a local animal shelter
TruGreen has always believed in the value of spending more time outside. In an effort to improve communities across the country, TruGreen has proudly supported local and national initiatives designed to revitalize community spaces and encourage people to spend quality time outside. In fact, TruGreen recently hit the major milestone of $1 million in giving back to local communities since 2014.
For the Crafty Families
The winter season is usually spent cooped up indoors in front of the TV watching movies. The arrival of spring means breaking free from indoor habits and finally getting outside to express yourself. So, for crafty families everywhere, it’s the perfect time to take on some DIY outdoor art projects!
A fun project to start with is building a fairy garden within your own garden. Before you write it off as too expensive, it is important to note that fairy gardens are typically crafted using recycled or foraged materials including twigs, acorns, old planters, and more. Need some ideas to get started? Here is a list of 10 creative fairy crafts for kids that you can start doing right away!
Making sure those fairy homes are in a stunning, healthy garden is half the task. With TruGreen’s Tree & Shrub service, you can make sure your outdoor living space is healthy for your kids and fairies alike.
For Families Who Want to Dine Outdoors
With winter finally ending and spring in full swing, it’s time to substitute those warm winter stews for fresh spring salads and an outdoor cookout. It’s also the perfect time to take those meals outside for a side of fresh air. From picnics on the lawn to enjoying a fresh cup of joe on your back patio, there’s nothing better than dining amidst the vibrant colors of springtime.
As you are enjoying your meal from your own backyard, the only thing that could ruin it are those pesky little bloodsuckers that resurface after the winter season ends. To make sure you are keeping mosquitoes in check, protect yourself with TruGreen Mosquito Defense, backed by our Mosquito Free Guarantee. Our specialists will treat your outdoor space with a professional mosquito repellent to help control the mosquito population.
Let TruGreen Sponsor Your Spring
Knowing how to care for your trees, shrubs and lawn is a major part of getting yourself and your home ready for the spring fun ahead. Lawn upkeep can be overwhelming and we are here to help. TruGreen’s Lawn Care Plans can help bring your outdoor living space to life for the perfect season for living life outside.