A Day in the Life of…
The First Month With TruGreen
“It all seemed like a fantastic plan launching in the Golden quarter, who knew the world was about the change. Despite the Coronavirus situation we now have 30 lovely customers in our first month of start-up, who we are able to spend time at a 2m distance from and learn the ropes as we go.
We are always up early to walk the dogs and then we prepare the work for the day. Measuring, pouring, and filling our sprayer, loading the kit on the van, checking the route and timetable for the day.
Today we have gone back to scarify a customer’s lawn we moss treated a few weeks ago. Three builders bags later we had had an amazing impact on a very large lawn . The customer was really pleased and even happier we were able to take the green waste away as the council have stopped collecting. We then took a phone call from a customer on a new development in Cardiff. When we got there we found large brown patches, the lovey turf destroyed by leatherjackets. The customer was so relieved that we were able to help them, before we knew it 4 of the neighbours had phoned us to look at lawns in the same sorry state. Luckily with a stock of nematodes in the fridge we have quoted and booked them all in for treatment next week. With Steve’s help and patience we’ve learnt the technical and operational side of the business, including how to operate the Brand Management System, producing quotes , ordering stock ,invoicing and are really enjoying the work. Additionally, we have been able to run small errands which has made a big difference to a number of customers during these challenging times. The marketing plan seems to be working well, and with Sian and Tim’s help and support, the calls keep coming.
Having signed up to TruGreen in March this year it has been an amazing journey so far, we have met some incredible people that have helped us every step of the way, and we look forward to a less socially isolated world as we continue to grow the business.”
Michelle & Peter Lewis – TruGreen Cardiff the Vale and Bridgend