Since its 1987 inception, NaturaLawn of America’s plant-protecting business has spread to more than 66 locations in 23 states, spreading its passion for eco-conscious, organic, and customizable lawn care to thousands upon thousands of acres of yard. Through two distinct lawn-service programs built around pesticide-free and organic greenery care, the grass whisperers promote deep root growth and replenish spent soils with natural infusions of trace elements, controlled-release nutrients, and warm, fatherly advice.
The professional lawn-care experts from Green Lawn Fertilizing employ landscaping prowess to meet the needs of any tree, shrub, or plot of grass. Homeowners keep their lawns green and free of weeds posing as boutonnieres with the outfit's array of lawn-care programs, and shoo away pests with the flea-and-tick program. Green Lawn also warms green thumbs by participating in the annual Renewal & Remembrance Project at Arlington National Cemetery, an event that honors fallen troops by planting, aerating, and spreading lime across the cemetery's 200 acres.
Robert Gardner grew up in the world of gardening. At the age of 13, he started helping work the fields and sell plants at his family's nursery, becoming the fourth generation of his family to go into the business. Decades later—now at the helm of the family business—Mr. Gardner purchased a property in Chester Springs and created Gardner's Landscape Nursery. Here, he oversees the growing of 100,000 annuals and perennials each year and the stock of home decor and patio furniture that is made in America.
Mr. Gardner and his staff also help patrons design custom outdoor environments, selecting plants, trees, and shrubs that beam with fall colors or thrive in specific conditions. Alternatively, patrons can explore on their own, browsing a glass house with plants and flowers or a 19th-century barn, which houses outdoor furnishings and the ghosts of garden gnomes.
Plants and flowers symbolize new life, so it's only fitting that City Planter resides inside a converted old warehouse, transforming what would be a dusty, vacant space into a vibrant gardener's paradise. Inside, the neighborhood nursery's friendly staff members readily share their wisdom and help clients select the perfect house plant for the living room, rose for the garden, and orchid for the dog house.
The green thumbs also encourage customers to stop by with pictures of their space and they will help design a garden sanctuary. If visiting the store isn't possible, staffers will plant your plant in a container and deliver it to your door.
Carpet Cleaning: Putting the Heat on Dirt####Carpet Cleaning: Putting the Heat on Dirt
As techs re-fluff your carpets and your vacuum weeps in envy, learn how they work their magic with Groupon's guide to steam cleaning.
Although steam can be an effective cleaning tool, when pros talk about steam-cleaning a carpet, they're usually talking about a process technically known as hot-water extraction. That's because steam?which occurs when water reaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions?is simply too powerful for many residential jobs, posing a risk of damage or shrinkage to some kinds of carpet fibers. Fortunately, water usually only needs to be heated to around 140 degrees to kill most of the microorganisms that can live in a carpet and cause odors. A skilled technician will know what range of temperatures is ideal for any given fiber.
Whether it's a rolling model or a massive van-mounted machine, a carpet cleaner has three important elements: a heating device, water jets, and vacuum suction. As the water is heated, it will sometimes be mixed with detergent, but one of the benefits of steam cleaning is the fact that soap isn?t necessarily a must?pressurized jets can reach deep into fibers to get at grime. A vacuum hose then pulls most of the liquid back into the machine, though some dampness will linger in the carpet. Generally, after about three or four hours a carpet will be ready for you to walk on and set all your little army guys back in position.