I need to enter #TruGreen’s $10,000 Backyard Makeover Sweepstake! #MC

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I love my home. Love it. We’re within walking distance of the bike trail and in one of the best school districts around but my favorite part of it is our yard. I really can’t take any credit for it either. My husband has really spent so much time in making it everything it is.

The problem is this much grass is a lot of work. A. Lot. Of. Work.

In the end we realized that we were losing hours of him to it. One day he decided to pick up the phone and see how much it cost to have it professionally cared for. To our surprise it really didn’t cost much more than us doing it ourselves.

Our home

Doesn’t that grass look amazing? I know there are a few marks at the bottom but that is thanks to our cable company. Somehow this is the only good photo I have of my front yard with no snow on it. This was the runner-up. While the photos not be the best one thing you can’t miss is that thick, gorgeous bright grass that TruGreen helped us achieve.

Gavin first day of 2nd grade with mom

Sadly, our backyard doesn’t look as nice as our front. Our property was once an old Christmas tree farm which means we have a LOT of trees on our property. The problem in that they were neglected for years and years while they grew and they are old and dying now. One by one they’ve been falling down and it’s become dangerous for our kids to be outside when it’s windy.

This year we’re taking a leap and cutting a huge portion of trees that go down the side of our house. This will be great for our property since we’ve had a hard time letting our wet lands dry out the added sun that once never hit the ground finally will but this also means we’re going to be taking on an additional hour mowing time once the grass gets planted.

my backyard

I’m glad to know that we will have the help of TruGreen to make our backyard look as good as our front yard done and I can have my husband back. Speaking of backyards and TruGreen did you hear about the Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes they are having?

TruGreen’s Backyard Makeover Sweepstake

Now through April 18, 2014, TruGreen is giving away fantastic prizes to get America’s backyards ready for spring. You can enter the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 30 daily prizes, including outdoor grills, fire pits and lawn furniture, along with a grand prize $10,000 backyard makeover by TV host Jason Cameron.


What a dream that would be to win! If I won a $10,000 backyard makeover I would finish getting rid of all the dead trees on our property. I’d also build Charlie an area he could run around and not be tied up but be safe from wild animals and the road. I’d finally build the multiple raised garden beds I’ve been dreaming about as well as tear down the rotted deck we currently have with a nice new one that of course would connect to our new pool. With $10,000 the possibilities are endless!

What would you do if you won $10,000 for your backyard?


  1. Luckily, we don’t have a yard fit for grass. We have a lot of shrubs and plants and trees instead, I’d love to get it cleaned up!

  2. Rosey says

    Your yard is gorgeous. Yard work takes a long time, but it’s worth it. 🙂

    • Jennifer says

      Thank you! It is definitely worth it!

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