Memphis, Tenn. — TruGreen today announced a planned merger with Scotts LawnService to create North America’s premier lawn care company. TruGreen President and CEO David Alexander will lead the combined company, which will remain headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

“By bringing together the two most innovative brands in the industry, our combined expertise will give customers a lawn they love, with a certified, trained and experienced workforce delivering quality service that’s guaranteed,” said Alexander, TruGreen President and CEO. “This opportunity further accelerates the transformation TruGreen has experienced in the last two years achieving significant gains in revenue, customer growth and employee satisfaction.”

Following the merger, TruGreen’s local network of branches and franchise locations will serve approximately 2.3 million residential and commercial customers across the U.S. and Canada with lawn, tree and shrub care, representing approximately $1.3 billion in revenue.

Jim Gimeson, President of Scotts LawnService, will join the TruGreen leadership team, serving as Chief Operating Officer. “Both companies share a deep commitment to providing the best value and experience for customers,” said Gimeson. “I’m excited to bring the best of both companies to our customers as a stronger single organization.”