TruGreen's Fall Lawn Care Tips Featuring Jason Cameron, Licensed Contractor and TV host. Plus, Enter to WIN a TruGreen Healthy Lawn Plan (approx. $400)! - Frugal and Fun Mom/ Florida Mom Blog, Recipes, Crafts, Family Fun
Oct 292012
 
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With each season adjustments have to be made on how a yard is cared for including upkeep of flowers, shrubs, and the lawn.  Just in the past few weeks, I have personally been outside trimming up shrubs and flowers, thinning out decorative grasses, and pulling out weeds.

Now Florida’s seasons may not be as extreme as other areas but there are still some preparations that can be made to enhance a lawn’s curb appeal. Plus, my family uses our yard for entertaining such as playing sports with the kids, and picnics on the lawn, so it is important for us to maintain its appearance and function. My husband and I both take great pride in our property and constantly work at keeping it up.

Thanks to TruGreen, the nation’s largest professional lawn care service provider, I am excited to share Fall Lawn Care Tips in a two-minute webisode from the  series, “Grow Curb Appeal,” starring Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and TV host.

In the webisode Cameron demonstrates three tips for updating your home’s exterior attraction this fall including how to transform a rundown fence, how to conduct corrective pruning, and why to feed lawns and landscapes now for healthy spring growth.

Here is a breakdown of the tips he shared:

Tip 1: Fence Fix.

Turn a neglected wood fence into a functional form of beauty this fall. Walk your fence perimeter to ensure posts, rails and pickets are structurally sound. Next, give your fence a good cleaning with an eco-responsible cleaner to eliminate mold, mildew, dirt and algae. Select a stain that complements the exterior of your home. The number of stain coats needed depends on wood moisture and desired color. As an alternative fence fix for a smaller area, consider a trellis with a climbing vine.
Tip 2: Corrective Pruning.

Conduct corrective pruning in fall to prevent dead or overgrown plants from being a thorn in your home’s curb appeal. Proper pruning now can enhance a plant’s appearance in spring. Thin, rather than top-shear, overgrown shrubs and flowering trees to preserve their overall shape. Help your lawn breathe through fall core aeration to strengthen roots. Core aeration removes small plugs of turf, thatch and soil from your lawn increasing the flow of air, water and nutrients to roots. Plugs break down and feed nutrients back to the lawn’s root system while allowing more room for roots to expand.

Tip 3: Fall Feed.

A good fall feed gives lawn, tree and shrub roots the energy to prepare for healthy spring growth. Fall treatments are beneficial as roots continue active growth leading up to dormant winter months. Look to a professional company such as TruGreen to get your lawn ready for winter dormancy.

 

Need help with maintaining your lawn?

TruGreen is the nation’s largest lawn care company, serving more than 2.5 million residential and commercial customers across the United States with lawn, tree and shrub care.

TruGreen offers the Healthy Lawn Plan that includes protection against lawn-feeding pests, the use of a time-release formula to gradually feed important nutrients to the lawn, and ongoing customized lawn care. TruGreen’s specialized lawn services are designed to specifically meet your lawn’s needs throughout the year based on climate, grass type, soil condition and usage.

Go to TruGreen.com or visit “Grow Curb Appeal” episode one and episode two for additional healthy lawn and landscape tips to boost your home’s first impression.

Giveaway Details

And thanks to TruGreen, I have been authorized to give away a Healthy Lawn Plan to one lucky Frugal and Fun Mom Reader. This special offer is good for one complimentary TruGreen Healthy Lawn Plan representing an approximate retail value of $400 but varying depending on region of the country and size of yard. The TruGreen Healthy Lawn Plan is a customized, year-round lawn care plan designed specifically to meet your lawn’s needs throughout the year based on climate, grass type, soil condition and lawn usage. TruGreen backs it up with our Healthy Lawn Guarantee. The TruGreen Healthy Lawn Plan also includes protection against lawn-feeding pests, the use of a time-release formula to gradually feed important nutrients to the lawn, and ongoing customized lawn care.

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“This is a sponsored post on behalf of TruGreen. Information including webisode, tips, and company details were provided by a PR agency representing the company.    Opinions stated by me, are that of my own.”

  18 Responses to “TruGreen’s Fall Lawn Care Tips Featuring Jason Cameron, Licensed Contractor and TV host. Plus, Enter to WIN a TruGreen Healthy Lawn Plan (approx. $400)!”

  1. We have a lot of weeds in our yard, it is killing the grass

  2. My year is patchy in the back and uneven.

  3. Weeds in the front and big empty spots in the back yard! It makes me embarassed to have people over.

  4. We had such a severe drought over the summer that I lost a lot of my lawn.

  5. Our yard is very sparse in some areas…mostly weeds everywhere. We have tried to grow grass but to no avail. Even considered Hydroseeding, but discovered that is way too expensive. Need help to get our lawn in shape.

  6. Our yard is mostly weeds. It truly needs a Lot of. Help.

  7. lots of dry patches :(

  8. Our front and back lawn look terrible after the hot summer months and really need some professional help.

  9. we have weeds and barespots i need help with

  10. Weeds are my biggest problem and an area under my big maple tree that will not grow grass cause its so shaded from the large tree.

  11. If your lawn is clean and environment-friendly with beautiful blossoms and wholesome plants in the backdrop of a scintillating landscape, it is certain to make your neighbors envious. For this, you want to get a lawn care services supplier to perform on it regularly.

  12. Weeds and moss!!

  13. Crabgrass! We cannot seem to find the right product to get rid of it. :(

  14. WEEDS :-(

  15. my yard need fill dirt and has alot of shade hard to grow grass

  16. my yard need fill dirt and has alot of shade hard to grow gras

  17. Weeds and bare spots

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