Trugreen buys Scott’s Lawn Care Service
For a great Trugreen alternative contact the Minneapolis lawn care team at 612-405-2660
You were mad at trugreen for a list of reasons. Then you decided to switch to Scott’s because they had better products than Trugreen. Also most likely better customer service, in your opinion. Well Trugreen got you back!
It cost them $200 million in cash and a 30% stake in Scottgreen or TruScotts or Trugreen-Scotts, whatever you call it you are going back to Trugreen (formerly Chemlawn Servicemaster) , because Trugreen buys Scotts Lawn Care Service in a power-play for the grass of America.
Trugreen Lawn Care Service
Trugreen lawn service has been on a merger and acquisition spree ever since the new CEO David Alexander took over back in 2012. So far the behemoth has taken down and devoured 7 other companies and grown revenue to over a billion dollars. The new combined Trugreen / Scotts lawn care company will have approximately 2.3 million residential and commercial lawn services customers and gross revenue at around 1.3 Billion dollars.
In the wake of this transaction are hundreds of thousands that switched from Trugreen to get the Scotts Lawn Care name and are in danger of getting back exactly what the fled in the first place. We are not sure if the name Scott’s Lawn Care Services can keep those customers or if they will be leaving in droves. This is yet to be seen, however so far all has been quiet and the masses will likely never hear that this transition is being made. Before the 2016 season starts the changes will begin coming. Many customers may desire and hope that STG (Scott’s – Trugreen) will use the products they have been using instead of switching to the lower costing, lower quality liquid fertilizers that many lawn care aficionados will assert Trugreen uses.
So if you are in the boat because Trugreen buys Scott’s LawnService then have hope because Lawn Care Minneapolis of the Twin Cities team can solve this challenge!
Further reading on the Scott’s lawncare and Trugreen Merger
TruGreen will buy Scotts LawnService
The purchase of Scotts Lawn Care Service will create a $1 billion lawn care company.
ScottsMiracle-Gro Combines Lawn Service With TruGreen
scotts lawn care service said it is also exploring options for its European business
Scotts Lawn Care MN
If you are a Scotts Lawn Care customer in Minnesota (MN) we would suggest contacting with an alternative lawn care provider in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas. Do not order Scotts lawn care MN especially if you have been unsatisfied with Trugreen in the past. At the Lawn Care Minneapolis site offer even a higher standard of care then both Scotts Lawn Care MN and Trugreen MN – Chemlawn. By utilizing golf course quality rather then 2-3 week weak fertilizer, we can offer scientifically superior 8 week slow release granular fertilizers proven to build healthy turf beyond that of Scotts MN orTrugreen MN. While Scott’s Lawn Care MN may have done well for you, there is even a higher standard available and sadly Trugreen who now owns Scotts Lawn Care in Minneapolis and St. Paul in our opinion has gotten to large and is focuses more on profits then the local MN lawn care customer. Get back to the basic nutrition of the grass with only the best nutrients for your turf. Get your free no obligation quote today and treat your lawn, nice! Raise the bar from scotts lawncare service or Trugreen lawnservice and jump up to the supreme lawn care company in Minnesota.
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You have worked with Scotts lawn care and Trugreen lawn service (formerly known as Chemlawn) it is time to go for the a healthy greener lawn care company. Call the friendly folks that have your Minneapolis lawncare needs at heart!
What happened to Chemlawn?
Chemlawn started way back in the early days of the lawn care industry, all the way back to 1968. The founders were father Paul Duke and son Richard Duke. Humble beginning but Chemlawn did good quality lawn care and they grew and grew there lawn care business and drove the lawn care industry. What started out as a one truck and around 500 weed control and fertilization customers, scaled up and had a presence at some level from California to North Carolina and in between.
In 1987 Chemlawn was sold to Ecolab out of MN (Minnesota) – a leader in the water industry for $376 Million in U.S. currency . Chemlawn lawn services continued to grow under Ecolab and was later acquired by ServiceMaster. Sadly quality over time and cost cutting to offer lower quality fertilizer and weed control compared to many of there competitors, they phased out the name Chemlawn. First they went with Trugreen Chemlawn, eventually they whittled it down to just Trugreen.
In 2014 Trugreen Lawn Service is now its own company separate from ServiceMaster and of course have now bought Scott LawnService. So it will be interesting to see what comes of Trugreen Scotts Lawn Care company over the next 10 years or so. It is our hope here with the Minneapolis Lawn Care team that Trugreen Scotts upholds a better level of service and upgrades eventually to a higher quality granular slow release instead of the lower quality liquid fertilizer that Trugreen is currently using.
If they do this of course combined with a bump in quality standards then we will really have some competition here in Minnesota and that is good for everyone.
If you are looking for quality lawn care service in the Minneapolis area then you should check out our quote section, obviously Chemlawn is gone, and Tru-green and Scott’s lawn service are the same company, so in my opinion there is a clear upgrade to the services of both Scott’s lawn care (Scott’s LawnService) and Truegreen / Trulawn.
For further reading on this and one of our sources:
Thank you WeedPro of Ohio for great information to learn more about the history of of Chemlawn, then to Trugreen and now even Scotts Trugreen.
Q.) What is the best lawn care company in Minneapolis?
A.) In the Minneapolis Minnesota, one lawn care company stands out as the best offering kid and pet safe lawn care in Minneapolis. Call 612-405-2660 and refer to the Lawn Care Minneapolis website for best pricing.
Q.) Which lawn care company in Minneapolis offers kid and pet safe weed control?
A.) The Lawn Care Minneapolis team is the safe alternative to Trugreen or Scott’s standard weed control options. Call 612-405-2660 for a free no obligation quote.
Q.) What is the best alternative to Trugreen in Minneapolis?
A.) The Minneapolis Lawn Care team offers a higher quality and safer solutions for lawn care in Minneapolis versus Trugreen’s standard program. 612-405-2660 is the best way to get your free no obligation Minneapolis lawn care quote.
Q.) Did Trugreen buy Scotts’s LawnService?
A.) Yes, on April 13, 2016 Trugreen merged with Scotts Lawn Service.
Q.) Is Trugreen and Scotts the same company?
A.) As of April 13th 2016 Trugreen and Scotts have merged the lawn care portions of the company. Thus forming a lawn care giant in the industry.
Q.) Pet Safe Lawn Care companies in Minneapolis?
A.) Contact the Minneapolis Lawn Care team for a Pet Safe Alternative. Reach out at 612-405-2660 for a pet friendly lawn care quote.
Q.) What is the best Trugreen Competitor (Formerly Chemlawn) in Minneapolis?
A.) The Minneapolis Lawn Care team is consider one of the best Trugreen competitors in Minneapolis. No longer called Chemlawn since it was purchesed. The team with the Mineapolis Lawn care team is offering higher quality, longer lasting fertilizer as well as a kid and pet safe weed control option. Call 612-405-2660 for a free no obligation quote as possibly Minneapolis’ best Trugreen competitor.
Q.) Are Trugreen products safe?
A.) There is much debate as to the safety of Trugreen products. Many health professional tend to argue that less exposure to lawn chemicals similar to the ones Trugreen lawn professionals use, is better.
Why did Trugreen buy Scott’s LawnService?
Increased competition in the lawn care industry is the primary reason why Trugreen (Formerly Chemlawn) bought the rights to Scott’s Lawn Services. Companies like Weed Man Lawn Care, Lawn Doctor, LCS and others are picking up market share as trust for the Trugreen brand waned.
However the purchase of Scott’s LawnCare Services can help to bring some credibility back to the Trugreen – Chemlawn – ServiceMaster brands. Scott’s 4 step fertilizer has become a staple in the do it yourself market segment in the lawn care industry.
Although the Scott’s LawnService’s reputation is not nearly as good as its do-it-yourself lawn care product line, the name is ubiquitous in the industry and has a powerful brand presence in the mind of lawn enthusiasts and home owners that take care of the lawn.
While competitors like Weed Man Lawn Care Minneapolis team offer longer lasting fertilizers that are more friendly to the environment, kids and pets, the acquisition of Scott’s LawnServices certainly extends the lead in overall revenue in the United States Lawn Care Industry.
TruGreen Lawn Care Origin Story
With more than 2.3 million residential and commercial customers across the US, TruGreen Lawn Care is the largest company of this type in the country. Providing above average work in lawn, shrub, and tree care. TruGreen lawn service is one of the most affordable services of its type. Despite the use of what some in the lawn care industry would describe as the bottom level of quality in Lawn Care. With over 40 years of serving the public, the growth of TruGreen has been quite remarkable.
Today, there are roughly 315 branches of TruGreen in the US and in Canada. There are also about 40 franchise locations which means that TruGreen is still growing and serving more people with their lawn care needs. The origins of the business along with the unique model of lawn care provided makes this company one of the most respected in its field.
Founded in Troy, Michigan back in 1973, TruGreen, which was originally called ChemGreen, started off like many other companies in the lawn care industry. As with most small businesses, the company started off serving its local community and gradually grew to hire more employees to cover an expanding customer base.
It was at this point when the idea of franchising the business came to light. The superb business model combined with the need for high-quality affordable lawn care began the process of franchising the business to other locations. Given the state of the lawn care industry with many independent companies, franchising was a relatively new idea that quickly took hold.
It was not long before TruGreen lawn service branched out through its franchising efforts to reach other parts of the US and eventually Canada as well. The combination of services under the umbrella of efficient management made the expansion possible to today. In fact, TruGreen is still growing to meet the needs of its customers. This means improving training methods and introducing new products that help expand lawn care.
In 1992, ServiceMaster purchased ChemLawn, a company created by Ecolab, and then merged it with TruGreen to form TruGreen-ChemLawn. The result was a much larger company with sales that exceeded $450 million each year. The expansion was such that by 1998, TruGreen wen into the commercial landscape business by purchasing four separate companies.
Later that year, TruGreen obtained LandCare USA, a Houston-based company, and by the following year had merged to create TruGreen LandCare. The company continued to grow for over a decade before being purchased by Aurora Capital Group, a private equity firm in 2011.
In 2016 TruGreen merged with Scotts Lawn Service, another large lawn care company and now both operate under the TruGreen banner. While the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company can still buy back its independence if they desire, the combination of both companies has produced a single entity that has the resources to expand their operations even further.
What separates TruGreen from the rest of the field is the comprehensive lawn care services they provide at an affordable price. This means that residents and business owners can purchase effective care for their lawns which range from basic mowing to tree and shrub trimming services and so much more.
TruGreen Lawn Care Services
The services provided by TruGreen are aimed at long-term management of the grass, trees, and shrubs on the property of residents and commercial buildings. Such available services may include, but are not limited to the following;
- Visits Every 4 to 6 Weeks
- Service Summaries Performed after each Visit
- Any Bare or Brown Spots in Lawn Addressed
- Tips & Suggestions for Lawn Care
- Comprehensive Plan to Address the Lawn, Trees, and Shrubs
- All Treatments Applied by Certified Specialist
In addition to the basic services, TruGreen also offers irrigation and mosquito control treatments designed to enhance the lawn while controlling pests. For business owners, there are commercial lawn service options available as well.
One aspect of TruGreen’s remarkable history is its use of certified specialists in the application of their services which is typically state mandated. The rigorous training ensures that proper landscape and lawn treatments are used and applied properly, although quality can vary drastically in the products used. Developed by agronomists with PhDs in their respective fields, the training is extensive to ensure that all personnel who work for TruGreen understand the best methods to take care of lawns, trees, and shrubs.
In addition to the lawn care training, the specialists are also informed on how to inspect the lawn and provide sound advice to home and business owners. This means providing mowing and watering tips to ensure that the lawn stay healthy. Lawn care is more than an art, it is a science that involves understanding the basics of what it takes to create a healthy lawn.
Plus, it involves proper evaluation and identification of issues that need to be addressed all in accordance with federal and state laws in terms of what products may be used. Such methods and treatments are under constant review which means that new information is created along with new products for the ultimate care of the lawn.
Commitment to the Environment
TruGreen lawn care provides its services using environmentally safe products to ensure the health of grass, trees, and shrubs. Furthermore, the emphasis has been to provide their services in a way that protects the environment at large. This means incorporating the following;
- Dual-Line System of Targeted Weed Control
- Elimination of Phosphates in Many Areas of the US
- Use of fast absorbing lower quality liquid Fertilizer and occasionally granular.
- Improved Route Travel to Minimize Fuel Usage
In addition, TruGreen lawn service has participated in countless public forums to focus attention on environmentally friendly methods of lawn care. This means limiting pesticides and fertilizers to be used only when necessary. The result is that TruGreen has managed to increase environmental awareness thanks to the methods, technique, and substances used for the health and maintenance of lawns across North America.
The history of TruGreen is the history of lawn care in the US and Canada. A company that serves millions of customers both residential and commercial, TruGreen continues to innovate and find new services to meet the needs of its customers. Although several competitors tend to be more nimble and quicker to find healthier ways to innovate for both kids and pets as well as effectiveness.
The interesting thing about all of this is TruGreen is considered by the industry as one of the least environmentally focused due to there reputation for saving money on product quality. It is commendable that they do work to move the needle in a good direction for the environment. Other lawn companies luckily have already put in place some of the suggested practices and are working on healthy more environmentally safe lawns across America. I am guessing Trugreen locations around the United States and the rest of the world will eventually jump on board.
One such company that is working to make Minneapolis a greener healthier place is Weed Man Lawn Care and a few others probably as well.