The dedicated grass whisperers at Scapes Environmental Design spruce up front-yard foliage with a retinue of mulch-cutting mowers. Green carpets of up to 4,500 square feet are scythed once a week, kept short enough so as to not sprout unsightly dandelion colonies or swallow up immobile sunbathers. Each mowing is accompanied by an edging of grassy cuticles from sidewalks, driveways, and front curbs, the viridian debris eventually whisked away by a blower. Whether for a month or a one-time service, Scapes Environmental Design relieves homeowners from the onerous task of intimidating grass back into the netherworld, freeing up time for weekend getaways or getting to the bottom of their pet parakeet's recent sullen comments.
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 400 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 grubs, 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.
The insured technicians at CJ's Pressure Washing run homes through the rinse cycle with their specialty power-washing services. Homeowners can request a low-pressure washing for a roof, high-pressure washing for brick, or an under-pressure washing for old David Bowie vinyls. High-tech wand extensions are also available to access hard-to-reach places without the need of a ladder or friendly basketball player.
While technology and coziness don’t always go hand in hand, Media Madnez aptly combines the two. Calling on more than a decade of experience, its technicians bustle into homes throughout Greater Houston to design and install home-automation systems: lights that turn on and off at predetermined times, music that travels throughout the house with a listener, and foundational elements, including energy and security systems. The advancements don't stop there, though. The savvy staff also comes bearing home-entertainment systems designed to make watching movies, television shows, and the heart-warming commercials they support that much more comfortable.
The owner of Ultimate Radiant Barrier previously worked in the heating and air-conditioning business for 30 years. In that time, he saw utility bills continue to rise, and homeowners were unable to do anything to combat it. So, he decided to turn to science to solve the problem, concentrating on the area of the house that transfers the most temperature: the attic. He started making that space more energy efficient by lining it with sun-reflecting foil, which prevents the outside heat from creeping indoors, significantly reducing the cost of air conditioning during stifling Houston summers or slightly cooler, but still stifling Houston winters.
The staff at Air National understands the importance of air. Besides powering basketball sneakers, air can also have a direct effect on your comfort. The EPA-certified technicians inspect heating and cooling systems as well as duct and pipe insulation. The technicians, many of whom have been on the job for more than two decades, also install air-filtration systems to keep homes pollutant-free and perform preventative services to help keep homes temperate throughout the year.