As the titular technician at Ward Group Property Services, Norman Ward dedicates his company's efforts to the maintenance and cleaning of his clients’ homes. Norman heads up a team of employees who have each passed OSHA safety training, meaning each service is performed in a sound manner and never capped with a death-defying dismount from a slippery roof. Homeowners can call upon the team to regularly wash their windows to prevent hard water stains, clean gutters of debris and mildew, or pressure wash the mold and black stains off their walls, walkways, and patios.
Square Foot Austin facilitates home-grown food by building and installing garden boxes that can be placed nearly anywhere. The boxes come in two sizes: 4'x4' and 4'x8'. Made by cedar boards treated with linseed oil and filled with 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite, and 1/3 compost, the boxes prove fertile grounds to grow your own vegetables. The folks at Square Foot Austin build and install these garden boxes using solid construction techniques and decking screws, ensuring boxes last for years whether they're located in your backyard, on your roof, or inside the trunk of your car.
Noticing that water restrictions were increasingly frequent, gardener Eric Pedley decided to turn his hobby of cultivating succulents into a business. With business partner and fellow local Julie Patton, he filled a rented greenhouse with desert-dwelling plants capable of storing large reserves of water in their leaves and surviving in arid climates. The diverse inventory ranges from prickly cacti to lush aloe and agave, all of which make for nontraditional additions to home gardens. While customers shop, staffers dish out tips on soil mixes, drainage systems, and guttural incantations to prolong the life of potted or outdoor arrangements. The knowledgeable staff—featured on Central Texas Gardener—also creates and delivers festive potted arrangements.