Countless do-it-yourself projects would never have seen the light of day were it not for Aurora Rents—gardens would remain untended, furniture unsanded, bedrooms unpainted. Luckily, the locally owned and operated business has rented tools and equipment—all properly cared for—to northwestern craftspeople for 50 years. Equally as vital, each employee carries industry expertise around in his or her tool belt, and delights in providing insights, safety tips, and techniques for refinishing floors or shellacking homemade Trojan horses.
Bedrock Industries fans the flames of collage creativity with beginners courses in mosaic art, starting with the intro to mosaic class, which covers the use of the various tools, grout, tiles, and substrates for students to create their own mosaic trivets and art panels. Other classes focus on more specific techniques, such as the glass-on-glass course, which experiments with adhering glass tiles to windowpanes or vases, or the mirror mosaic class, in which students create a mirror frame and try to beat the person looking back in a staring contest. All of the tiles used in Bedrock Industries' classes are made from 100% recycled materials and are custom-made in the studio's own tile-manufacturing plant. Check the schedule for an upcoming public class or call ahead to schedule a private lesson.
For Stone Tree Services owner Cheston Perry, climbing trees isn't just a job––it’s a passion. The experienced arborist spends much of his free time in the branches, climbing and training with other expert climbers. Aside from the sense of tranquility and peace of mind the sport brings, it also affords Cheston a keener understanding of tree health and the types of safety precautions his team of hardhat-wearing employees must take during every trimming and felling service they provide. By eliminating the risks, Cheston's team can better focus on the trees they're tending to, clipping away excess foliage to keep trees healthy and lessen the chance of damage during storms. Pruning also highlights the natural beauty of the trees so homeowners won't have to smear them with lipstick anymore. Beyond shaping and safeguarding tree health, the specialists can also haul away dead wood or diagnose tree diseases and will fully clean up after each job, including stump removal.
For 12 years, Ryan Ringe battled wildfires in Idaho, Washington, and Alaska, learning about forestry while preventing the destruction of natural areas. Now an ISA-certified arborist and tree-risk assessor, Ringe owns Arbor Barber Tree Service, where he trims, removes, and maintains trees alongside a crew of trained and certified professionals. Free consultations are included to assess trees, shrubs, and hedges for health problems, potential hazards, and hidden Swiss Family Robinson residences. The technicians perform all work according to ISA and ANSI standards to maintain the safety of both humans and plants.
For more than a century, Bartlett Tree Experts has tended to lackluster landscapes with a host of preventative care, pest management, and garden-beautifying services for commercial and residential greeneries. Performed by a trained tree whisperer, the soil analysis involves a thorough assessment of soil samples to determine nutrient deficiencies, pH levels, and organic matter lacking from the yard's daily diet. Bartlett Tree Experts' collection of more than 10,000 soil samples per year has aided it in discovering the best fertilizer options for individual shrubbery stables as well as how to revitalize and maintain spoiled plots of plants. With the additional 10% off of soil-management treatments, poaceae owners can take advantage of the Prescription Fertilization program, which creates on-site, custom-blended nourishment to revitalize parched plants and rejuvenate dehydrated lawn gnomes.