At Lotus Gardens Outdoor Living Center, locally grown seasonal vegetables, verdant plants, nectarine trees in a quintet of varieties, and whimsical statuaries spill out from the sprawling confines of the 30-year-old establishment. In the nursery, a fleet of fruit trees, rose trees, and hybrids bearing imaginative names such as Chrysler Imperial and Liv Tyler stretch across the expansive space, and in the garden shop, bird feeders infuse backyards with personality and Michelin-rated aviary cuisine.
Visitors to the center can also find plenty of bulk material for their projects, as well as call upon any one of the amiable, experienced staff members for tips on tree planting, landscape design, and using the right herbicides.
Team Green Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control's outdoor experts nurture lawns to help them win the admiration of neighbors and the envy of grizzled golf-course-greens keepers. A regular regimen of care sees the grass doctors making front of house calls to yards every six weeks, allowing them to keep an eye out for disease, soil, or irrigation problems that may compromise the lawn's natural green sheen. Individual visits can help address immediate problems or guard against future invasions of both insect and plant-based pests, whereas technicians can also apply their healing green touch to flower beds or help roots breathe easier with lawn-aeration services.
With a challenging, five-acre corn maze and a pumpkin patch offering an enormous variety of beautifully orange pumpkins, Historic Cobb Ranch provides seasonal amusement for fall-loving children and adults alike. A deluxe pass gets you one admission to the corn maze, plus unlimited access for the day to the other on-site amusements, which include a pumpkin patch, an animal farm, wagon rides, a playground, a rope maze, a tricycle track, a bounce house, farm train rides, and a straw-bale pyramid. Boldly navigate your troupe through the winding 2.5-mile corn maze, designed to honor the 100-year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Afterward, kids can prepare for their Halloween night dressed as Henry Kissinger by roaming the pumpkin patch and choosing the perfect pumpkin, whether tall, plump, or able to fit into skinny jeans. Those needing to spruce up their living room with fall décor can pick up mini-pumpkins, corn stalks, or charming straw bales.