TruGreen is a professional lawn care service and landscape design company that goes to great efforts to give its customers a healthy and beautiful lawn. TruGreen provides science-based solutions that are tailor to meet the unique needs of every individual customer. A leader in the professional U.S. lawn care industry, TruGreen helps people get a lawn they’ll love.

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The Good

  • Lawn Pest Control
  • Thorough Lawn Care Plans
  • Practical and Easy-To-Use Mobile App
  • Employee Expertise and Training 

Lawn Pest Control

TruGreen is a company that specializes in lawn care, so it only makes sense that it provides lawn pest control solutions. Customers can select from the TruShield℠ Tick and Flea Control Plan, Grub Prevention and Control Services or Fire Ant Control Services. Each plan targets and helps reduce the number of insects around a home. Most customers know how annoying it is to have bugs and other insects flying or crawling around their home, but on top of that many outdoor pests can spread diseases or cause allergic reactions in both people and pets. 

TruShield Lawn Pest Control can help reduce the number of problem pests:

  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Chiggers
  • Earwigs
  • Ants*
  • Spiders

*Ant control is not included in TruShield for all locations; the program does not control fire ants

The Grub Prevention plan can help protect a lawn from various types of beetles that will burrow themselves into the soil and help themselves to the grassroots. 

TruGreen’s Fire Ant Control Services can be administered in two different ways: broadcast treatments that cover the entire yard or target mound treatments that are applied near specific ant hills. 

TruGreen even offers a Mosquito Control and Defense Treatment which includes 6 applications per year starting at $79.95, and the monthly applications are conducted using specialized equipment to target where the mosquitoes are or could be, living. 

Thorough Lawn Care Plans

Customers looking to improve the health of their lawn can choose from the four of TruGreen’s lawn care plans. TruGreen’s lawn care services are performed by professionals and expert technicians, backed by TruGreen’s healthy lawn guarantee, and are a part of the Premier Green™ Program which guarantees customers a healthy green lawn. 

TruComplete℠ Lawn Care Plan

  • 8 applications per year + 1-time aeration service
  • TruExpert℠ Certified Specialists
  • Healthy Lawn Analysis®
  • Healthy Lawn Guarantee®
  • Pre-Emergent and Targeted Weed Control
  • Aeration
  • Fertilization
  • Lime Soil Amendment
  • Premier Green

TruHealth℠ Lawn Care Plan 

  • 8 applications per year
  • TruExpert℠ Certified Specialists
  • Healthy Lawn Analysis®
  • Healthy Lawn Guarantee®
  • Pre-Emergent and Targeted Weed Control
  • Fertilization
  • Lime Soil Amendment
  • Premier Green™

TruSignature ℠ Lawn Care Plan

  • 8 applications per year + 1-time Aeration service + Tree and Shrub Plan
  • TruExpert℠ Certified Specialists
  • Healthy Lawn Analysis®
  • Healthy Lawn Guarantee®
  • Pre-Emergent and Targeted Weed Control
  • Fertilization
  • Aeration
  • Lime Soil Amendment
  • Premier Green™

TruMaintenance ℠ Lawn Care Plan

  • 7 applications per year
  • TruExpert Certified Specialists
  • Healthy Lawn Analysis®
  • Healthy Law Guarantee®
  • Pre-Emergent and Targeted Wee Control
  • Fertilization
  • Premier Green™

Practical and Easy-To-Use Mobile App

With the TruGreen mobile app, customers will be able to manage their lawn care needs all from their cell phone. Users can:

  • View lawn programs
  • Access account history, service dates, and tickets
  • Provide feedback on a visit
  • Get notified on your specialists progress and track their ETA
  • Browse and purchase complementary services
  • Add a new credit card or ACH account
  • Pay bills
  • Sign up for EasyPay or PrePay billing
  • View payments
  • Manage communication preferences—switch to email or text service notifications
  • View PDFs of documents regarding any of your TruGreen services

Employee Expertise and Training

The climate, season, and region will all determine what kind of lawn care a homeowner needs. TruGreen employs a team of agronomic experts (specializes in soil management and crop production) who can help homeowners identify and treat any lawn care threats. The team also instructs TruGreen’s specialist team during their TruGreen TruExpert Certification Program. 

Since each lawn has unique needs, TruGreen specialists go through rigorous training that requires annual recertification. The training ensures that each specialist can develop and tailor a lawn care program that will result in a greener lawn. 

The Bad

  • Only Treats Lawn Pests
  • First Application Pricing

Only Treats Lawn Pests

As a company that specializes in lawn care services, TruGreen only provides pest control for lawn damaging insects, meaning that the company does not cover any interior pest problems of a home or commercial area. It also means that TruGreen only takes care of certain types of pests that reside in the grass, rather than homes. If individuals have pre-existing pest concerns in their home or business, TruGreen can likely not treat for the problem.

First Application Pricing

TruGreen states that all lawn plans are $29.95 for a first time application. However, in the fine print, that pricing is only available if a customer purchases an annual plan. Customers will also have to sign up for EasyPay or PrePay, and the pricing is only available for lawns up to 5,000 square feet. TruGreen states that the first time application pricing cannot be used with or in conjunction with any other offer or discount, only valid at participating TruGreen locations, availability of services may vary by geography, and consumers are responsible for all sales tax. 

The Bottom Line

TruGreen is undoubtedly an excellent option for customers wanting a healthier lawn and a beautiful landscape. The company’s lawn care services are thorough and customers have plenty of plan options to choose from.

As far as pest control services, the company may not be the ideal choice. TruGreen only covers the lawn of a home or business; it does not take care of interior problems. All in all, TruGreen is a great company, but perhaps customers should look elsewhere if they want a pest control company that covers the interior of their home. 

Homeowners should call TruGreen’s customer service representative to learn more about this lawn care and landscaping business. 

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Rischelle Mikkelson

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We used TruGreen for outdoor pest control. Their technicians were always polite and professional. We had much less spiders and wasps so the product is effective as well.

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I have used TruGreen in the past and I was very satisfied with their service and their knowledge of the industry and the ability to not only do the pest control, but all of my yard services.

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Their customer service isn’t the best but the product works great. It’s the only thing that has kept our chiggars at bay.

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I signed up through a door to door sales initiative. They came regularly. And I saw less success in my lawn than when I used do it yourself sprays.

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Victor

July 16th, 2018 Des Plaines, IL

The worst service they lied to me and after this they want give me a 10 % off

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Have used TruGreen in the past and they always did a good job and I was happy and satisfied with their work.

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