When she opened the first Redenta’s Garden location in 1992, Ruth Kinler made sure to hire only experienced gardeners. She believed then—and still does—that her employees should be as passionate about the ins and outs of gardening as they are about frolicking among the first buds of spring. Very little has changed in the ensuing two decades; the shop continues to specialize in 100% organic plants and delight area gardeners with its unique varietals. Among the fragrant aisles, one can expect to find rare annuals growing alongside native and water-wise plants, the latter celebrated for their disciplined sipping habits.
As organic gardeners themselves, the store’s staff educates customers on seasonal blooms and holds regular classes and events. Though class topics vary, they often include helpful instruction in areas such as organic vegetable gardening, cooking with herbs and vegetables, and safely removing one’s hand from a flytrap. Redenta’s Garden also assists homeowners with modern landscape design that aims for low-maintenance, eco-friendly solutions.:
Laundry Care isn't your typical wash and fold service. It was started by a stay-at-home mom who knew what it was like to prefer your laundry done a certain way. That's why each load of laundry done at Laundry Care is performed exactly to the customer's specifications?clients can request hypoallergenic products, air drying, or hand washing, or even ask that the laundry pros adjust the water temperature to avoid melting the snowmen on a Christmas sweater. Staffers can also do ironing, with or without starch, allowing customers to cross another item off their list of chores, and the company offers front-door pickup and delivery service to help homemakers save even more time.
My Detail Guys’ technicians roam Arlington and the surrounding area, cleaning vehicles at their owners’ homes and workplaces. Their detail-oriented hand washes leave exteriors sparkling clean, and their vacuuming and upholstery shampooing strip grime from interiors. To these basics they add services such as high-speed polishes, carnauba waxes, vinyl cleaning, leather conditioning, and paint sealant—which protects the finish from the elements. In addition to cars, they detail boats, RVs, and any spacecraft with a pilot who can pay in dollars.
Unlimited Carpet Care unleashes the power of the ProChem Legend truck mounted system to thoroughly clean carpet and tile. Featuring a Kohler Command Pro Series Engine, the truck-mounted system spews water at 1,000 pounds per square inch as it takes aim at the spills and stains that can muddle a carpet's once-vibrant color. Technicians protect against future imperfections with Scotchgard and offer 24-hour flood service for water damage that their magic eight-ball can't anticipate.
Hiltons Home Center helps customers visualize their new floor by allowing them to tiptoe through a show room adorned with multiple sample swatches of carpet, tile, or hardwood. Design consultants aim to pair patrons with their desired material from a catalogue that contains luxury Karndean and patterned Southwind carpeting, as well as rugged Mohawk flooring. Rich coppers and flecks of slate swirl across Karndean Knight tile ($3.02/sq. ft.) forged from stone versatile enough to withstand the dropping of dishes in a highly trafficked kitchen or the dropping of paratroopers from a highly misguided mission. Toes trace the authenticating grains squiggling through slabs of 5-inch Maple Ridge hardwoods, available in shades of natural, dark brown, or red ($5.57/sq. ft.). Clients can also opt for plush carpeting to outfit a room ($0.82+/sq. ft.), treating feet to a surface cushier than a pillow stuffed with gummi worms.
The art connoisseurs at Creative Hands guide patrons of all ages through the artistic process with a cache of ready-to-paint plaster and ceramic items. Equipped with provided paints and glazes, budding Picassos can transform bare figurines, plates, bowls, and goblets into masterpieces as personalized as the Mona Lisa's thumbprint. Guests can tote away freshly decorated plaster pieces after a 30- to 45-minute glazing-and-drying process or enlist the warming powers of a kiln to seal in a ceramic creation's luster and then pick up the fired work of art a week later. Creative Hands' roomy studio fosters a suitable space for large groups or birthday parties and houses a ladies' night on the first Thursday of every month.