The Green Thumb Meaning

Green Thumb Lawn Care

Lawn Doctor‘s logo derives from the phrase “having a green thumb,” meaning that means Lawn Doctor has a special way with lawn care across the U.S.

Gardners everywhere are familiar with the expression Green Thumb, but what’s the origin and true definition? Like many idioms, nobody can say for sure where this gardening phrase came from. The expression in the United Kingdom is referred to as “green fingers.”

According to one story, a British journalist coined “green fingers” in 1925. According to another version, gardener’s thumbs became green due to algae growing on pots that they handled. One source links the phrase to England’s King Edward I, who allegedly kept many serfs occupied shelling green peas for him to eat, offering a prize to the serf whose thumb was greenest.

But most sources believe that “green thumb” became popular in the early 1900s and derives from the fact that people who are caring for plants frequently get plant materials and chlorophyll on skin and under nails, giving their fingers a green look.

Green Thumb Lawn Service

Wherever it originated, “green thumb” is now synonymous with the ability to keep plants alive and flourishing. Lawn Doctor’s founders were praised for these skills by their first customers, resulting in the company adopting thise symbol of plant and lawn expertise in 1973.

So even if you do not know where the expression comes from, you will not be wondering why Lawn Doctor’s logo includes a hand with a green thumb and how we embody Lawn Doctor embodies this symbol.  Our expert “green thumbs” will keep your grass, trees and shrubs healthy and flourishing; leaving you with the lawn you’ve dreamed of having. Our innovative equipment used by our local lawn care professionals and exceptional service will take the stress out of lawn care; just relax and we’ll handle it.

Contact Your Local Lawn Doctor to set up a FREE Lawn Evaluation or to find out more about the lawn and yard care services we offer. Experience green thumb service at its finest.