AllGreen Irrigation & Landscape rewards area lawns for their hard work sprucing up front and backyards with chic cuts, turf makeovers, and hydrating sprinkler-system maintenance all year long. Both residential and commercial greenery benefit from tailored landscaping services, which run the gamut from root-nourishing soil aeration to tree installation. The staff's mechanical expertise enables them to handle their clients’ nonorganic yard needs, including laying down security nightlights or long-range sprinkler heads, and repairing any current watering systems damaged by realistic rhino topiaries.
Frame Warehouse creates professional, custom picture frames that are designed to protect all kinds of artistic creations and memorabilia while complementing their natural charms. Customers can choose from hundreds of ready-made mats and frames that translate into thousands of frame permutations (tabletop frames average $7–$10), or they can opt for a custom design clipped from the crafty corners of their own minds. All framing products are of the highest quality—barrier papers, dust covers, acid-free products, and five kinds of UV-resistant glasses combine to permanently preserve your masterful fingerpainting from fifth grade or your collection of two-dimensional cross-sections sliced out of the world’s skyscrapers. Prices vary widely depending on how the customer navigates the flowchart from frame size to final product, but most jerseys can be framed for less than $200, diplomas for as low as $75, and posters for under $100.
Supplying contractors and do-it-yourselfers for almost nine decades, the family-owned Little Hardware Company stocks a complete selection of high-quality tools, hardware, and hard-to-find items. Customers can protect fingers from jobsite hazards, home-remodeling incidents, and roving gangs of manicurists with a wealth of insulated and regular gloves ($0.99–$36.99). Carve manifestoes into tree trunks with an assortment of pocket knives ($6.99+) such as the Kershaw Oso Sweet model ($23.89), or complete toolboxes with Little Hardware's full line of Irwin vise grips ($5.99–$44.79). Timberland boots enclose feet in stylish comfort ($85.49–$99.99), and power tools from DeWalt, Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee, and Festool supply wielders with more might than the enchanted screwdriver King Arthur used to install Camelot's spice racks.
Campbell's Greenhouses offers a plethora of plants and petaled products for the green thumbs and green hearts of the Charlotte area. Opt for orchids in large double-spiked ($50), medium double-spiked ($48), and medium single-spiked ($45) varieties, or use exquisite miniatures ($14.95+) to fill out forests for action figures and shrink-ray victims alike. Privacy seekers can use four-inch foliage ($3.95–$6.95), six-inch foliage ($7.95–$18.95), or eight-inch foliage ($14.95–$22.50) to shield windows and stargates from the sight of paparazzi and unsolicited pizza delivery guys, with an assortment of other buds and blossoms available for garden populating.
The scent of freshly popped popcorn fills the air as customers carrying complimentary paper bags of the buttery kernels meander through aisles of birding supplies, gardening tools, home décor, and eclectic gifts from around the globe. Eighty employees advise customers on home projects and purchases such as gas and charcoal grills from brands including Big Green Egg and Weber. Before new grills fire up hamburger patties or outstanding parking tickets, the kitchen department's wall of gadgets, serving ware, and party supplies completes any checklist of barbecue necessities. The home-repair and project areas include a Benjamin Moore station with custom paint-blending services to mix up sample colors to find the perfect hue. Outdoors, the garden area encloses a hand-selected assortment of leafy green plants in a natural, garden-like setting alongside birdbaths and fountains. The birding department carries more than 100 different feeders and specialty seed blends to attract tiny hummingbirds or tiny bee-riding knights.