MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Summer 2011 will go down in U.S. weather history as one of the most extreme in 100 years, but its impact on homeowners will continue long after the leaves have fallen. Lawns and landscapes across America are exhibiting signs of distress associated with prolonged record high temperatures and shortened growing seasons. The trained specialists at TruGreen, the nation's largest professional lawn care service, are guiding homeowners through the essential lawn recovery process this fall. TruGreen is helping to get America's yards prepared for the coming winter, protecting homeowners' investment in lawns and supporting lush, healthy landscapes in spring.
According to Ben Hamza, Ph.D., director of technical operations at TruGreen, despite fall being a time when homeowners tend to neglect their lawns, autumn is actually a critical season to help lawn recovery from summer stress. Fall treatments are beneficial as roots continue active growth leading up to dormant winter months.
"Our nation's yards have been challenged by Mother Nature this year, leaving shallow-rooted turfgrass that puts the entire lawn at risk of decline," Hamza said. "Homeowners struggled with their lawns during the excessive heat wave and drought, but it's not too late to take necessary corrective action to remedy the lawn condition caused by a scorching summer."
TruGreen's Hamza is helping to educate Americans on lawn recovery steps that promote spring growth. He reinforces that implementing crucial lawn care actions in the fall can help to protect against the need for a hefty reinvestment in your yard's future.
TruGreen's customized approach to lawn and landscape care recovery is delivered by TruGreen certified specialists trained in weather and growing conditions specific to a homeowner's area. TruGreen provides a detailed visual lawn analysis, specialized fall weed and feed, and lawn aeration as a part of the company's fall lawn recovery package. TruGreen also offers customized fall tree and shrub care service to help roots and foliage recover from summer heat and prepare for colder weather.
Memphis, Tenn.-based 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. As the industry leader, TruGreen continues to pioneer the development of new technology for lawn care and devotes substantial resources to evaluate new products and equipment. The company is committed to responsible lawn care, including offering and promoting the use of natural, organic services and sustainable practices. Today, there are approximately 250 TruGreen branches in the United States and Canada, including about 50 franchise locations. TruGreen is part of the ServiceMaster family of brands, one of the world's largest and most versatile service networks. Go to www.TruGreen.com or www.facebook.com/TruGreen for more information about TruGreen.
With a network of more than 5,000 company-owned and franchise locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's high profile brands are TruGreen, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 24,000 corporate employees and a franchise network that independently employs over 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands serve more than 8.2 million customers every year and hold market-leading positions in residential and commercial lawn, tree and shrub care, termite and pest control, home service contracts, furniture repair, home inspections, residential and commercial cleaning and disaster restoration. Go to www.ServiceMaster.com or http://twitter.com/ServiceMaster for more information about ServiceMaster.