The TruGreen Ultimate Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes

Posted by Jenna | Wednesday, June 02, 2010

How would you like a backyard makeover?! I know I would! This is the time of year when we spend most of our time outdoors...and a makeover to make that time even more enjoyable would be fantastic. That's why I am happy to share a contest TruGreen is currently running with you.

TruGreen is the nation's largest professional lawn care service. They are helping to educate Americans on how unlocking their passion for their lawns can also positively impact the environment. TruGreen is suggesting 10 sustainable lawn care actions to homeowners to assist Americans environmental stewardship by adjusting individual lifestyles.

10 sustainable lawn care actions are -

Tip 1: Plant the right type of grass for your lawn to ensure a green, healthy turf. Where your grass has difficulty growing, plant shade-adapted ground covers for landscape appeal.

Tip 2: Periodically test your soil for pH and basic nutrient content and adjust your fertilizer needs accordingly to maximize your lawn’s health and use of added nutrients and to allow new grass shoots to develop.

Tip 3: Ditch the lawn mower bag and recycle grass clippings back to the soil for added lawn nutrients.

Tip 4: Keep your lawn mower tuned, sharpen mower blades twice a summer, and mow your lawn regularly, keeping the grass higher to prevent scalping and to save water.

Tip 5: Keep fertilizer applications on lawn target and off pavement. Sweep granules that fall onto pavement back onto your lawn.

Tip 6: Give your lawn a slow, steady watering only once a week, if water restrictions permit, using an empty, one-inch food can to measure the amount of water applied to the lawn.

Tip 7: Water your lawn early in the day and avoid on windy days to prevent moisture loss from wind and evaporation.

Tip 8: Prevent grass clippings from entering storm drains by blowing clippings back onto your yard for added lawn nutrients.

Tip 9: Apply three inches of organic mulch to base of shrubs and trees to lessen need for string trimming, to conserve soil moisture, and to reduce weeds.

Tip 10: Read and follow all lawn care product instructions for proper usage.

The Contest -

TruGreen is also partnering with Lowe's to offer Americans the chance to customize their outdoor green spaces with The TruGreen Ultimate Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes. Upon entering, you will have the chance of winning the grand prize of a $30,000 lowe's gift card. In addition, 50 first prize $1000 Lowe's gift cards and 35 weekly prize $500 Lowe's gift cards will be awarded. The sweepstakes is open to legal US residens 18 years or older.

You can visit, through October 15 to enter and to obtain official sweepstakes rules.

**This was not a paid post. I was simply asked to pass along this information to my readers for those who might be interested.**


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