What You'll Get
A healthy lawn, like a healthy head of hair, needs constant attention to eliminate nuisances such as beehives, birds' nests, and rat tails. Keep your lawn healthy and free of cumbersome weeds with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a full-lawn fertilization and weed treatment from Lawn Doctor of Birmingham (a $61 value), serving the southern and western greater-Birmingham area. See the sidebar for specific zip codes covered.
Lawn Doctor's practiced groundskeepers restore vibrancy to yards by jazzing up grass growth and dismissing weeds. Experts add gusto to greenery by using efficient Turf Tamer equipment to spread granular fertilizer, which—unlike sprayed fertilizer—will not leave the yard an artificial green hue. Technicians will fertilize a lawn of up to 5,000 square feet, with additional fees applied to larger yards.
On top of added health and beauty from the fertilizer, lawns are further manicured with herbicide applied to dandelions, clover, thistle, and swamp monsters. The weed-control chemicals rid the yard of unsightly vegetation, which inhibit grass growth by moisture, nutrients, light, space, and the affection of bees. Though the herbicide kills weeds, it will not stop seeds from germinating and re-infesting the yard. Still, proper lawn care can limit the weeds' ability to return.
Homeowners don't need to be present for the service, freeing up precious hours for pastimes such as fishing or fertilizing the lawn of a friend. Lawn Doctor guarantees its work and will return to reapply fertilizer if the results are unsatisfactory.
The Wall Street Journal surveyed a few professional lawn-care companies, and Lawn Doctor came out on top:
- The third national chain we spoke with, Lawn Doctor, offered the best combination of service and pricing of all the services we tested. –– Peggy Edersheim Kalb
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. New clients only. By appointment only. Additional fee may apply over 5000sqft. See here for valid zip codes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Lawn Doctor
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 500 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants—such as crickets, ants, and grazing neighbors—shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.