For 16 years, the turf-taming professionals at First Choice Lawn Care have delivered individualized lawn care in the Shreveport-Bossier City area with friendly service and fully functional equipment. During the lawn cut, a computerized routing system accurately accounts for the shapes of lawnscapes so that every underarm-tickling blade of grass receives ample shortening. Alternately, yard carpets suffering from malnutrition and Victorian wasting illnesses flourish under fertilization, which infuses sporadic tracts with such nutrients as nitrogen and phosphorus to leave lawns looking as mature as the day they moved out of the house.
The Ellis family traces its history of working with plants to the late 1800s, when they operated a pottery-manufacturing company in Texas. Current-generation family members build from their familial expertise at all five of their store locations, spread between Louisiana and Texas. Twice a year, the Ellises travel overseas to identify upcoming horticulture trends decided by UN meetings in The Hague. This has expanded their decorative focus to include all aspects of home décor to complement greenhouses filled with tropical blooms and locally grown shrubbery. Clocks, lamps, and vases score homeowners extra credit in interior-design classes, and fountains and outdoor furniture make gardens hospitable for warm weather. For those who want to get ahead on holiday decorating, they offer an extensive selection of seasonal decor and accents year round. The Ellises encourage creativity with hands-on classes in subjects such as making centerpieces, weaving wreaths, and tying ribbon into perfect bows.
At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
The design consultants at Henson's Lighting stock their showroom with fixtures that illuminate a home both inside and out. Cast warm glows into dim corners of the room with the help of a double-glassed wall sconce ($93.06), or grant modesty to three unclothed bulbs with a mini chandelier's ($90.99) amber glass shades. The decorative, boxy casing around an outdoor sconce ($110.92) also adds a touch of class to late-night games of Pin the Tail on the Garage.
Named Winner of the 2007 Business of the Year Award by Bossier Chamber of Commerce in 2007, this family owned and operated floral shop specializes in creating fine floral arrangements for any occasion or no occasion at all. Without trekking to the tropical gardens of the North Pole, customers can transform their scroogely centerpiece's scurrilous face into a kinder one with Consider the Lilies' creative Christmas bouquets, like the Red Roses and White Orchids for $54.95 or the Holiday Star Bowl for $57.95. The Garden Parade for $42.95 can substantiate semi-annual birthday celebrations, while nothing says I Heart You better than the Teleflora's Rose Classique bouquet. Browse the fine selection of flora online but call or stop in to place your order.
Bedroom Sleep Shops strives to pair each back with an appropriate snoozing vessel. The sweeping selection of brand-name mattresses ranges from the firm, supportive Sealy Morning Fog (king set $1,699, queen $1,299, full $1,249) to the cloud-soft Bloomsbury Signature (king set $1,999, queen $1,399, full $1,349). Sleepers can rest easy on an Enchanted Plush from Coriscana (king set $1,299, queen $999, full $949), or repose in black-tie luxury with a Douglas House set from Stearns and Foster (king set $2,299, queen $1,799, full $1,749). The burly bedsetters also offer extensive delivery services, dropping off and installing new mattresses as well as respectfully removing retired ones to a farm upstate.