You stare enviously at the turf in Nissan Stadium during concerts and Titans games. You may not have a personal groundskeeper, but the next best option is a lawn care company. Could TruGreen be the solution to repairing your Nashville lawn?
We did the research for you so you can make the best decision for your outdoor space. LawnStarter has an affiliate relationship with TruGreen, but we’ve put together a fair and unbiased overview of TruGreen’s services in Nashville.
Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, TruGreen has served homeowners and businesses nationwide for decades. Its specialty is lawn care, though it also offers outdoor pest control so you can better enjoy your lawn. Let’s take a closer look at whether TruGreen is right for you and your Tennessee turf.
Table of Contents:
- Treatment Plans
- How it Works
- Other Services
- How to Order
- Customer Reviews
- Benefits of Lawn Care Services
- Final Word on TruGreen Nashville
- Buyer’s Guide to Choosing a Lawn Care Company
- FAQ About Lawn Care
- DIY Lawn Care
TruGreen Nashville At a Glance
Need details quickly? This chart tells you which common lawn care services TruGreen covers and answers common questions.
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TruGreen Lawn Care Plans
TruGreen packages its services into recurring yearly plans to ensure your lawn gets the treatment it needs. Each plan comes with a:
- Healthy Lawn Analysis: A TruGreen specialist will assess your turf’s needs by examining your grass type, soil, climate, and lawn usage.
- Healthy Lawn Guarantee: Unhappy with the service you received? TruGreen promises to make necessary adjustments between scheduled visits at no additional cost.
- TruCertified Specialist: All TruGreen employees undergo yearly certification to ensure they’re knowledgeable and up-to-date on the science-based methods needed to treat lawns.
We entered various Nashville addresses into TruGreen’s online ordering system to see which services TruGreen recommends for Nashville lawns. We’ve listed the services down below from most expensive to least expensive.
- TruNatural Lawn Care Plan
- TruComplete Lawn Care Plan
- TruHealth Lawn Care Plan
- TruMaintenance Lawn Care Plan
TruNatural Lawn Care Plan
If you’re looking for an all-natural treatment, then the TruNatural plan is likely the best choice for you. The company will apply 100% natural fertilizer to the lawn. Notice any weeds? You can request conventional weed killers at no additional cost.
TruComplete Lawn Care Plan
Are you frequently dealing with lawn diseases and pests? Does water form puddles on the lawn? These are signs your soil needs aeration. The TruComplete plan provides aeration services, nutrition, and protection for your lawn. It includes:
- Aeration (including overseeding if needed)
- Lime soil amendment
- Pre-emergent and targeted weed control
TruHealth Lawn Care Plan
If your lawn has good drainage and dense grass growth, it likely doesn’t need aeration this year. Consider the TruHealth plan, which focuses on bringing out the best in your lawn with:
- Lime soil amendment
- Pre-emergent and targeted weed control
TruMaintenance Lawn Care Plan
Maybe all you want is fewer weeds, greener grass, and a greener wallet. In that case, consider the TruMaintenance plan, which was the most affordable plan TruGreen recommended to us at checkout. This plans includes:
- Pre-emergent and targeted weed control
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Day of Lawn Care: What to Expect
Can’t be home for your first TruGreen visit? TruGreen employees can still treat your yard when you’re away. Your specialist will apply liquid and granular treatments, leave a service summary at your door (unless you request an email or text version), and plant a TruGreen sign in your front yard.
Before your first treatment:
- Let TruGreen know if you’d like to be home for the visit so that TruGreen can schedule accordingly.
- Unlock your gates.
- Bring pets and children inside.
- Get the TruGreen app to receive push notifications about your appointments and track the technician on their way to your home.
- Opt in to receive service notifications through the website or the mobile app.
- Leave special instructions for technicians to follow when you sign up or through the chat feature on the website or app.
After each treatment:
- Wait for one to two hours for liquid treatments to dry before you, your family, and your pets return to your lawn.
- Water your lawn with 1 inch of water to deliver treatments to the roots.
Have more questions? Check out TruGreen’s FAQ page or call the local branch.
Other TruGreen Services
Do you need another yard care service to be done? TruGreen also cares for trees and shrubs, amends and analyzes soil, and eliminates pests. Add any of these services onto your current plan or get them on their own.
Lawn Aeration Services
Is your soil compact, but you don’t want to commit to the TruComplete plan? TruGreen offers aeration services separately. This service is also a good fit if you perform your own lawn care but don’t want to buy (or rent) an aerator.
Does your patchy lawn need a pick-me-up? Your lawn can receive new grass seed after aeration when you select TruGreen’s lawn aeration and overseeding service.
Nothing ruins a nice evening in the backyard like constant buzzing and bites. The TruGreen Mosquito Defense plan decreases mosquito populations within 24 hours by targeting the foliage they hide in. This plan includes:
- The TruGreen Guarantee
- Monthly applications during mosquito season
- 50% off the first application
Pro Tip: Though this treatment is pet- and child-safe, stay away from the treated area for about an hour to let the product dry.
Tree and Shrub Care
Your trees and shrubs deserve just as much attention as your lawn. TruGreen’s tree and shrub service includes:
- Insect and mite control year-round
- Disease control
- The healthy tree and shrub guarantee
Note: This plan does not cover hybrid tea roses, fruits, vegetables, or other garden plants.
Soil Amendment and Analysis Services
Soil that’s too acidic won’t respond well to fertilization and is susceptible to diseases. If you suspect your soil is acidic, TruGreen may recommend a lime application.
Fire Ant Control
We may enjoy the pain from some delicious spicy chicken, but the pain from a fire ant sting is no joke. TruGreen’s fire ant control service promises to spare you that suffering. A technician will apply broadcast treatment over your whole yard and target individual mounds to rid you of these painful pests.
How to Get an Instant Quote and Order Service Online
TruGreen calculates prices for its services using various factors. Use TruGreen’s online quote and ordering system to estimate the price and services available for your property.
Step 1: Click “see pricing” in the upper right corner on TruGreen.com.
Step 2: Select all the lawn, yard, and pest treatments you’re interested in.
Step 3: Enter your name, address, and contact information. By giving TruGreen your phone number, you’re consenting to receive phone calls from the company.
Step 4: A shopping cart will pop up with all the available TruGreen plans and the prices per treatment and year. Don’t see a service you want? Contact your local TruGreen to discuss your plan options.
TruGreen Lawn Care
543 Expressway Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37210
Step 5: Once you’ve selected the services you want, pay using your credit card, debit card, or bank account. You can either pay for a year’s worth of services at once or after each treatment. After a year, the plan will automatically revert to pay-as-you-go unless you choose to renew a yearly plan.
Sometimes TruGreen isn’t able to automatically calculate your lawn size, but its aerial tool will get you an estimate. Outline the treatable areas of your front, back, and side yards. Avoid walkways, driveways, and patios. If it’s still unable to calculate the area, a representative will call back shortly to discuss your yard.
TruGreen Nashville Customer Reviews
While TruGreen’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) page doesn’t have local branch reviews, Google and Yelp do. Here is a sampling of TruGreen reviews for the Nashville location.
Positive Review: “I decided to use the TruGreen Lawn Care service this year and couldn’t be more pleased. My yard is coming back to life and is looking much better. We have a plan for continued improvement throughout this year and next. I would strongly recommend them.” – Dorrence S. (Google Reviews)
Neutral Review: “I like TruGreen’s service. The only thing I don’t like is all the calls they do to try to sell you more service.” – Anna G. (Google Reviews)
Negative Review: “You need to make sure they are doing the job they say they are scheduled to do. We were charged, and no service was done.” – Kathleen L. (Yelp)
Benefits of Lawn Care Services
It’s perfectly normal to be scratching your head over all these lawn treatments. Why perform them at all? Is watering not enough? You’ll need to do more than just the basics to get a picture-perfect lawn. Here’s how each service works harmoniously to help your turf.
Benefits of Fertilization
Your grass needs nutrients to grow and thrive, just like all living things. If they’re not already in the soil under your grass roots, you’ll need to bring those nutrients to your lawn through fertilization.
The three numbers on fertilizer labels represent the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium respectively.
- Nitrogen (N) promotes growth and makes grass greener
- Phosphorus (P) helps roots grow stronger
- Potassium (K) improves resistance to drought, pests, and diseases
Benefits of Aeration
Have you been to a crowded concert at Nissan Stadium where you could barely move or breathe? Your turf doesn’t like feeling crowded any more than you do. Soil compacts over time and makes it difficult for air, nutrients, and water to reach the roots of your grass.
Core aeration relieves this pressure by pulling plugs of soil out of the ground. It also removes thatch, a layer of organic material that builds up naturally but can harbor disease and pests if it gets too thick.
Benefits of Soil Amendments
Soils that are too acidic or alkaline make it difficult for grass to grow. All the fertilizer in the world won’t help if your soil is out of balance. Soil amendments adjust this pH balance in your turf’s favor. Tennessee tends to have acidic soil, but lime amendments can remedy this problem. Test your soil to learn about its pH and nutritional deficiencies.
Benefits of Weed Control
Weeds take over precious space on your lawn while killing off your grass. They’re also a good indicator of your lawn’s overall health. You can control these troublesome plants with organic or synthetic herbicides. Post-emergent herbicides target weeds that are already there, while pre-emergent herbicides target weeds before they sprout.
Benefits of Overseeding
Overseeding fills in the gaps of patchy or thinning lawns without needing to start from scratch. A fertilizer spreader distributes the new seeds over your existing turf. A thick lawn can crowd out weeds more effectively and resist pest damage. The good news is that overseeding is much more effective after aeration, which is why these services are often bundled together.
What makes TruGreen stand out from the competition in Nashville? Here are some facts you may not know about this company.
Years of Experience
TruGreen started in 1973 under the name ChemLawn. A lot has changed since the 70s; disco may not be as popular, but TruGreen’s only gotten bigger. This company has expanded its services and has hundreds of locations throughout the United States. With more than 40 years under its belt, TruGreen has plenty of experience treating all types of lawns.
TruGreen employs agronomic experts familiar with the local climate, region, and seasons. This expertise allows the experts to cater lawn care to your specific needs. The TruExpert Certification Program further ensures all technicians know how treatments work and when to apply them.
TruGreen has donated more than $600,000 to local and national charities through its Lawn Stars program. Whichever branch gets the highest quarterly growth can donate to a cause of its choice, such as:
- American Red Cross
- Boys & Girls Clubs
- Habitat for Humanity
- Special Olympics
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- American Heart Association
- Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Children’s Miracle Network
Final Word on TruGreen Nashville
Enjoy Nashville’s nightlife instead of worrying about your lawn care. TruGreen offers various outdoor services, including lawn treatments, mosquito control, and tree and shrub care. And thanks to its convenient mobile app, you can schedule TruGreen treatments and pay your lawn care bills right from your phone.
Still need someone to take care of mowing, trimming, and edging? LawnStarter can connect you with a pro who will handle the job.
Buyer’s Guide to Choosing a Lawn Care Company
It takes time and consideration to choose a lawn service company. If you’re still undecided, here are some factors to consider.
Make a list of every outdoor service you need before you start your search. It’ll be easier to search for companies when you know exactly what to look for. You might also discover other services you didn’t realize you needed. Not every company offers every service, but some companies check multiple boxes at once.
When you have a lawn care emergency, you don’t want to wait while your technician gets lost in your neighborhood. Why not choose a business that’s nearby? TruGreen’s Nashville branch is located right in the heart of the city. However, if you’re closer to Bellevue than downtown Nashville, see if there’s a local lawn care business in your neighborhood.
Small companies provide a personal touch. You’ll recognize the owner over the phone and the technician in your yard. However, the smaller the business, the more limited its resources and services might be. Popular companies may even have a waiting list.
On the other hand, bigger companies are more likely to offer a wide range of options. The more people it employs, the quicker it can send out a technician. Large companies also have multiple branches, so you can keep your service even when you move to a new city.
FAQ About Lawn Care
What’s the Best Grass Type for Nashville?
Since Tennessee lies in the transition zone, the climate supports cool-season and warm-season grasses. Fescue, bluegrass, ryegrass, bermudagrass, and zoysiagrass are popular grass types in Nashville since they’re well-adapted to the area.
What Lawn Diseases are Common in Nashville?
Here are the most common lawn diseases in Nashville:
- Brown patch starts as a small brown spot and expands into a circular or horseshoe shape.
- Dollar spot creates small, circular dead spots in your turf.
- Red thread spreads throughout your lawn with reddish-pink strands and infects the grass blades it touches.
- Rust starts with small yellow specks and raised bumps on your grass blades that release rust-colored spores to infect your turf.
When is the Best Time of Year to Establish Turf in Nashville?
It depends on the grass type you want. Establish the following cool-season grasses between late August and early October:
These warm-season grasses establish best in May or June:
- St. Augustinegrass
DIY Lawn Care
Want to tackle the lawn yourself? We’ve got plenty of lawn care tips for Nashville on watering, mowing, and seasonal lawn care:
You may already have a hose and lawn mower, but you’ll need additional supplies for fertilization, aeration, dethatching, and weed control. If you’re struggling to fit these tools, bags, and bottles into your shed, hire a pro to take care of it instead. TruGreen offers the nutrition and protection your turf needs while LawnStarter takes care of the mowing.
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