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Extending Entertaining Space Outdoors with TruGreen

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It’s about time for us to come into spring. The winter snow is fading and around my neighborhood I”m hearing lawn mowers. Walks through the neighborhood have me visiting with neighbors completing landscapes. It’s time for us all to prepare for our springtime routines.  Right now is the time to address the culprits that corrupt our lawn…weeds. It’s a great time to provide our lawns with nutrients to keep our lawns looking their best so we can enjoy the warm days, spending them outdoors with our friends and family.

For my family, we open the doors and the outdoors becomes an extension of our home. It increases our living space and adds an element to our entertaining. Our back porch becomes our entertainment center where we picnic, BBQ, fill water balloons and just sit and relax. It’s comforting to look across our lawn and watch our children doing summersaults and cartwheels. It’s late night games of croquet and movies projected on a white sheet as we kick back beneath the stars.

enjoying the lawn

We all want a beautiful, healthy green lawn, free from brown and bare spots. Getting to the lawn of our dreams can be challenging as we seek the proper maintenance techniques.

During the winter, we have tackled the ice and snow with fertilizer, rather than salt. It melted the snow and ice and added nutrients to the soil so our grass came in healthy and didn’t have to fight through the salt corrosion. I thought it was a great trick that a neighbor taught me years ago when I commented on how quickly their lawn reflected the beauty of spring, but sometimes word of mouth leads you down the wrong path. Mom Central reached out and clarified this ‘trick’: “Using fertilizer to melt snow goes against the directions for use on the package. That practice can potentially lead to excess fertilizer in local water sources.” 

We love the fun backyard design tips to create a space that’s all yours. Sitting on the patio enjoying a fire pit and doing nothing but relaxing or grilling dinner. It’s all part of what we love to do!

fire pit

TruGreen, an industry leader and the nation’s largest lawn care company, wants to help families across America transform their backyards into an idyllic outdoor space with springtime tips and webisodes. Recently TruGreen’s Lawn Lifestyles National Survey concluded that  58 percent of female homeowners say, “this will be the year my lawn will look its best.” I’m one of those females. It’s my mantra each year.

Specifically designed to meet your lawn’s needs at key stages in its growth, TruGreen’s specialized lawn services can help you achieve your ideal lawn while boosting your lawn pride and neighborhood value.

Make this year the year your lawn looks its best. Enjoy time with family outdoors, running barefoot across your plush, green lawn and celebrate those lazy days of summer in your extended home, right there on the front lawn.
About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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