Curb Appeal – Why A Frugal Homeowner Uses TruGreen

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TruGreen Disclosure 2We’ve been TruGreen customers for over ten years!  It’s surprising to people who haven’t seen my lawn because they know that I’m a frugal homeowner.  My husband and I built our house (literally, we did more than half of the labor and were our own general contractor) because we wanted to save money and have the house of our dreams.  So why would we pay for someone else to take care of our lawn?

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  • For some things, you hire experts.  It’s important to me to have our house show a well-maintained appearance.  I get a good feeling when I turn the corner into our neighborhood and see our house looking neat and well cared for.  While my husband is good at keeping the lawn cut and bushes trimmed, it takes expertise and timing to keep a lawn green and weed-free.  Scheduling the fertilizer and weed killer is key to keeping weeds at bay.  We also had a problem with grubs and moles that took an expert to eliminate.

TruGreen takes a scientific approach to a lawn you’ll love with Ph.D. agronomists developing the training for each TruGreen certified lawn specialist. TruGreen’s specialized lawn services are designed to specifically meet your lawn’s needs at key stages throughout the year based on climate, grass type, soil condition and usage.


  • We have better things to do.  The times when it’s important to take care of your lawn are also the times when it’s most fun to do things with your family outdoors.  I would rather have my husband join us at a picnic or teaching my daughter to golf, than have him getting rid of weeds and doing the things you need to do for a great lawn.

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  • TruGreen has proven results.  We have a large lawn, our lot is more than half an acre.  When I wanted to use TruGreen, initially my husband balked at the cost.  We compromised and agreed to have TruGreen maintain only the front yard.  This continued for years.  Then when we had some “income challenges” and were looking for more ways to save money, my husband brought up the TruGreen bill.  I told him that when the backyard (which he takes care of) looks as good as the front yard (which TruGreen takes care of), I would gladly cancel the service.  It is years later and…. guess what?… we are still happy TruGreen customers.  Even hubby agrees it is well worth the money – even for frugal homeowners.

There are lawn care tips at the TruGreen website and all over the internet,

but my lawn care tip? 

It’s 100% guaranteed,


TruGreen’s phone number.

Have you had brown spots in your yard?  Here is some info in an entertaining webisode from TruGreen:



If you are selling your home in the next few years (you can’t fix a lawn overnight):

“According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the majority of homeowners (71 percent) surveyed in the new TruGreen Home Features Report said curb appeal was important in choosing their home. Most of the homeowners reported having purchased a home with a healthy, green lawn (71 percent) and well-maintained landscaping (72 percent).”

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for TruGreen.  I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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