An organic nursery captained by a mother-son duo, PlantEscape Gardens blooms with a verdant array of plants, gardening supplies, and seeds. Potting patrons can discover a selection of rare cacti and succulents ($2.25 for a 2" succulent, $10.99 for a 6" succulent), as well as citrus trees burgeoning with fruits ($79.99) and money trees sprouting future hotel tycoons. Customers can nourish their botanical babes with organic potting soil ($5.99–$11.99), organic fertilizers ($8.99–$18.99), and compost tea made in house ($3.99/gal.). Air plants, organic vegetable plants, and native species adorn the nursery with verdurous leaves, and packets of flower, herb, and vegetable seeds wait patiently for a green-thumbed life giver.
The team at Texas Lawn Services will sweep away the dead leaves, twigs, and brambles that are hiding your ribald azaleas from cute horticulturalists. They'll lop off the tree branches that snatch small children ($80–$300), chase the bison from your shoulder-high hedges, and tame any feral lawn that's started snacking on neighborhood cats (mowing averages $40). They'll also inspect your sprinkler system ($70), install your favorite plants, mulch the heck out of everything not rooted down, and test your slip-n-slide before its annual summertime unveiling.
Brents Tree Service’s experienced crews of insured arborists tend to Austin-area arboreal life with pruning, branch clearing, and other tree-care services. A free in-person consultation precedes each job, the cost of which can vary based on the difficulty of the job, the size of the tree, and the number of rings the tree wears. Four-person teams tote chippers, chipper trucks, and other essential equipment to clear branches after storms, prune unhealthy limbs from trees, and remove troubled trees altogether. Tree owners can fortify their leafy charges with eco-friendly organic fertilizer that feeds roots directly, or take advantage of cabling and bracing services that support branch and trunk structure. After each job, crews clean up debris and haul it away to prevent ghost branches from hurling themselves back and forth across yards in an effort to torture the dog.
Bloomers Garden Center’s 2-acre nursery teems with plants, flowers, trees, and outdoor accouterments. Flowers blossom from 4-inch pots ($4.99) and ready-to-plant six-packs ($2.99) germinate into bouquets of pansies or snapdragons perfect for wooing a mate or SAT proctor. A rotating array of seasonal vegetables ($3.49 for a six-pack) fill home gardens with salads of broccoli, cabbage, swiss chard, and cauliflower accented by fruits such as tender bare-root strawberries ($3.49 for 10). Bloomers Garden Center grows much of its fledgling flora, from seed to rambunctious teen to full-fledged flower, onsite.
For 35 years, the designers at Petals To Go have assembled prearranged and custom flower displays for every occasion, from pristine wedding bouquets to heartfelt sympathy arrangements. They also offer market-style bouquets and bulk flowers for guests interested in creating their own floral designs. As an edible treat or thoughtful gift, staffers can recommend gourmet baskets or Build-A-Bear-Workshop teddy bears that convey messages such as "Happy Birthday," "Cheer Up," or "I'm Sorry I Called Your Goldfish 'Ugly.'"
Wimberley Media-Spa combines medical techniques with soothing spa treatments to rejuvenate hominids in a clean, upscale setting. During the 60-minute treatment, entrust your meat suit to a makeup-wand-wielding staff member, who will assess the dermal surface to hatch a beautifying plan that best corrects the skin's flaws and evokes the client’s natural allure. Wimberley's wunderkinds will then fuse therapeutic products and mineral makeup from gloMinerals to brighten the face’s appearance until it glimmers like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it. Throughout the makeover, the specialist will also impart techniques to patrons on how to replicate the makeover process at home.