Chris Olsen is a busy man. He stars in his own syndicated KTHV Channel 11 segment, “Today’s Home,” writes for Arkansas Gardener magazine, and is an active member in several not-for-profit organizations. Olsen, an Oxford University graduate with more than 25 years of experience in landscape architecture, opened Botanica Gardens in 2003. He works as the garden store’s master designer, a career that allows him to stay active in the community and share his wealth of plant-centric knowledge with the public. Visitors to his store can discover a plethora of gardening supplies including plants and shrubs, fountains and water features, and statuary. His experienced staff also flaunts their skills in landscape design, lawn maintenance, flower arranging, and inducing rain with the hokey pokey.
A family-owned and state-licensed company, Top Notch Turf and its skilled technicians tend to lawns and shrubs with preventive and maintenance services. Weeds struggle to sprout after pre-emergent treatments, whereas postemergent treatments rid lawns of those that have already arrived. But weeds aren't the only unwanted organisms to fall victim to the technicians' sprays—they also treat shrubs to evict insects and stop disease and can drive away unwanted pests, such as fleas, ticks, and spiders, as well as tick fleas, spider ticks, and flea spiders. Regardless of the service, the team rushes to clients in its custom pickup truck, painted to look like it's covered in grass.
A regular contributor to NBC's The Today Show, a TV host, and author of the bestselling Garden Home book series, P. Allen Smith cultivates innovative solutions for enhancing home greenery and nurturing leafy pets. Smith’s expertise stems from a childhood spent on his family’s farm and a lifetime of horticultural study. Through a variety of media, he is able to instill design techniques in viewers, readers, and telepathic communicators to help gardens flourish. Situated on a 500-acre garden retreat, P. Allen’s 1904 Arkansas River Valley garden home provides a colorful and interactive set for his programs, as well as a landmark for droves of sightseeing honeybees.
Since 1988, owner Rita Hall and Cloverdale Florists’ team of professional florists have banded fresh buds into festive bouquets. Roses and tulips pair with hydrangea, lilies, and orchids in a variety of festive arrangements to celebrate occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or teeth cleanings. A selection of potted plants blossom within households, and fruit-and-flower gift baskets combine edible and aesthetic pleasure. The colorful petals of customized bridal bouquets, floral cake decorations, centerpieces, and wedding ceremonial flowers can distract guests from the groom’s drooping toupee.
The licensed and insured contractors of Wood Pace Construction Landscape tend to homes and surrounding properties with landscaping, handyman, and renovation services. They perform large-scale renovations, installing hardwood or tile flooring, adding on garages, or remodeling kitchens or bathrooms. They also gladly embrace smaller projects, such as lawn mowing, trimming, or fencing.
For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed and trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the technicians' slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.m]]