#TreatYourLawn: Services to Help Treat Your Lawn

By TruGreen October 19, 2015
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When you #TreatYourLawn, you #TreatYourself. We've come up with the perfect ways you can make your yard feel appreciated this season.

For everyone living in the warmer states this fall, consider these services a treat for your lawn. Here are the areas we’re talking about:

Tree & Shrub Services

The biggest misconception made by lawn owners is thinking tree and shrub care is separate from lawn care. Think again!

For a flourishing landscape to thrive, TruGreen offers science-based tree and shrub services like horticultural oil applicationtargeted trunk injections and more. What benefits do each of these services offer? We’re glad you asked.

Horticultural oil is all about preventing damage before or after it happens, plain and simple. An application provides control over difficult insect types in their overwintering stages, their eggs and other diseases possibly growing in your tree. If applied at the right time, significant damage can be prevented, so don’t wait!

Leave diagnosing symptoms indicative of a trunk injection to us; it’s what we live for. Using solutions developed to keep your tree’s vascular system healthy, a trunk injection is another way your tree can deter various types of insects over a long period of time. It’s also a great way to bolster a stressed tree’s immune system and fend off bugs (the kind that get tree’s sick).

With a TruGreen lawn care professional’s first visit, they’ll survey your tree and shrub types and inspect for pests and diseases while determining exactly what your plants need to flourish. After tailoring a plan, which may include the services mentioned above, you’ll begin to see the stark contrast between a tree and a TruGreen tree.

Pest Control

The biggest deterrent from living life outside besides the weather? Pests (not Dennis the Menace kind) running rampant on your yard. If a pest problem goes unchecked, the effects go past the lawn and into your home. 

The obvious reason for pest control is this: most pests living on your yard are there to eat your hard work (a.k.a. lawn). Since some pests transmit diseases that cause allergic reactions or worse in people and pets, the CDC suggests all lawn owners consider using a pest control service. And who wants to see creepy crawlers all over their yard? We don’t, your neighbors don’t, and you sure don’t! The feelings are mutual for your yard...that’s where TruShield comes in.

TruShield is a pest control strategy tailored specifically for yard. It’s designed to eliminate current lawn pests while keeping away the rest: chiggers, earwigs, fleas, ticks, ants, spiders and more (here are some others you’ll definitely want to avoid). All to keep you and your home safe from the slimy hands of pests and preventing people from screaming as they pass your yard (and it’s NOT because of your Halloween decorations).  But there’s one pest that rules them all: chinch bugs.

Did you know that chinch bugs can literally eat away at your grass until they’ve had their fill? 

Chinch bugs are most commonly found in Gulf states, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Arizona and any area with thick mats of turf in bright, open areas. They also affect the following types of grass: St. Augustine grass, centipedegrass, zoysiagrass, bahiagrass, torpedograss, pangolagrass, and occasionally Bermudagrass. Why? They love sucking juicy grass dry and they won’t exactly make their presence known with a friendly handshake and apple pie or casserole. 

Finding those chinches is easy: you’ve gotta get down in the trenches and have a close inspection of your lawn now so it won’t look like this in the summer. Once you’ve found them, what’s there to do in order to keep them away? Keep your lawn healthy throughout the year with routine watering and mowing.
If that doesn’t work, then call TruGreen and we’ll be able to help in assessing your situation. 


Walking out to your lawn and seeing this might be the worst thing that can happen to a passionate lawn owner. If that’s happening to you, then you’re in need of a new water system otherwise you’re at risk for diseases setting into your lawn! Don’t panic, we’ve got just what you need.

Choosing a watering system that caters to your lawn, and maximizes water conservation, requires the consideration of soil type, slope, climate, water availability, and water quality. If any of these items or glazed over, you’ll be handed a watering systems that’s not up to par with what your lawn actually needs. Here’s a list of the most common sprinkler systems on the market and what lawn types they work best with:

Soaker Hoses - With tiny holes all spread throughout the tube, a soaker hose sweats water along it’s entire length. Great for applying dense amounts of water to groups of plants or individual plants.

Drip System - Most commonly found in clay soils sand non-turf lawns, drip irrigation is a very efficient way to get adequate watering for a wide variety of plants that will easily absorb into the ground. Another great thing about drip systems is that they can be customized based on your lawn’s needs. You’ll also need to take into consideration slope for this type of watering system, as a hilly landscape will lead to water building up in spots and spreading to the entire yard. 

Spray System - This is the most traditionals sprinkler system on the market. Why? It’s easy to install, even easier to maintain, and it guarantees your entire yard is in the sprinklers sights. The down side? For most yards, a sprinkler system puts water down fast then certain soils can absorb (clay soil, for example), meaning your yard is left thirsty for more!

The Ultimate Treat

It’s not candy corn, peanut butter cups, or dark chocolate that your lawn’s craving, it’s TruGreen!

Satiate your lawn’s hunger by getting in touch with one of our specialists and we’ll get to treating your lawn the right way.

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