Faulkner Pest Service The times have changed. Bugs have grown smarter, faster, and far savvier. As if by prophesy, John Faulkner and Kelly Byers intuited the pending evolution more than 25 years ago and created Faulkner Pest Service to save humans from cockroaches and other tiny invaders. During visits, trained technicians create a custom plan to search out and eliminate all varieties of cranny dwellers, whether they are insects, rodents, or accidentally miniaturized mad scientists. Termite treatments take preventive action against the destructive critters, which can enter through wood beams or even the soil surrounding foundations. As a tribute to the John and Kelly’s skills, the Amarillo Globe-News has named the company Best Bug Zapper for several years running.
Coulter Gardens & Nursery's big red barn, full of everything necessary to grow gardens and tend lawns, rests on a sprawling five acres. Knowledgeable staffers acquaint guests with an arsenal of planting paraphernalia such as 12-pound sacks of Ferti-lome A-vert lawn food ($29.95), enough to satisfy the cravings of 2,000 square feet of greens while defending helpless lawns from predatory weed wolves for up to six months. Live plants like Hardy Boy annual flowers ($1.99 for a four-pack) and 3- to 4-year-old fruit trees ($36.95) spring from pots, and a variety of grass, flower, and vegetable seeds wait for soil. Those looking to trick out backyards can peruse Coulter's orderly stacks of nestling terra-cotta pots and strings of fluttering wind chimes, or apply their Groupon toward a larger purchase, such as a Backyard Adventures tree house or jungle gym to really indulge horticultural mid-life crises.
Since 1917, Sutherlands has fostered fetching homes and lavish lawns with a multitude of garden necessities, construction supplies, and more. A helping of sustainable Vortex potting soil ($9.99) in an ornate Monteverde rust planter ($16.99) aids newly adopted rose bushes ($7.99 each) in achieving dreams of growing into majestic redwoods. Green Max Southern Lawn Fertilizer ($18.99) and GrubEx bug killer ($18.99) sustain and safeguard surrounding grass, and the Bond three-piece pruning combo set ($14.99) and Corona 10-foot tree pruner ($38.99) keep outdoor adornment from sprouting hazardous overgrowth or unsightly dreadlock hairstyles.
For more than 60 years, Casey Carpet One Floor & Home has been enhancing underfoot environments with a comprehensive selection of carpets, hardwood flooring, and other floor coverings. Conceal a foundation’s bald spot with a plush floor toupee, including Millcraft’s Star Island line of carpets, featuring a sculptured, kaleidoscopic look with cut and loop pile ($2.50/ sq. ft. with five-year stain and wear warranty; $1.05+/ sq. ft. for installation) to elevate the atmosphere of any living room, office, or human-size chessboard. Alternately, hardwood options, such as Higden by Special Value—made from 3-inch engineered oak planks with a smooth finish, open grain, and medium luster ($4.78/sq. ft.; $3.91+/sq. ft. for installation)—add elegance to any room and seal in a foundation’s rich flavor. Outfit kitchens with laminates ($2.56+/sq ft.) or vinyl ($5.75+/sq. ft.), and create bathroom mosaics of an angry Poseidon to ward off plumbing troubles with 20 different styles of tile ($2.34+/sq. ft.).