Certified by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America, Riverfront Landscaping bolsters curb appeal with professional lawn and landscaping services. The outdoor artisans also create pondless waterfalls, koi ponds, and bubbling fountains for a client list that has included Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation and the Keep Warner Robins Beautiful Commission. Solidly assembled from bricks and fieldstones, Riverfront's custom-built arbors, pergolas, outdoor fireplaces, and open-air kitchens help transform backyards into magical gathering places that extend a friendly invitation to neighbors and lonely indoor kitchens.
Houston Hardware & Garden Center has served the home-improvement needs of locals for more than 30 years by carrying tools and trinkets for every corner of residential edifices. Handymen can execute afternoon tasks with brand-new power and hand tools, or consult with staff members before acquiring supplies for plumbing, electrical, or painting projects. A verdant variety of seeds, flowers, and fertilizers wait to populate barren flowerbeds and backyards, and customers can arrange for delivery of planting trees that will one day host a charming tire swing and grow Monopoly money.
The blossom connoisseurs at family-owned Lawrence Mayer Florist proffer a plethora of fresh-cut flowers from all over the world for a variety of bud-appropriate occasions. Buyers can browse the European-style market setting for feisty floral arrangements, such as the Garden Parade, teeming with pops of yellow, red, and purple and rife with roses, alstroemeria, chrysanthemums, and other flora ($42.95), or a bunch of sunny yellow tulips, corralled into a clear glass vase and cinched with a yellow bow ($34.95). The rose medley mixes Matsumoto asters and mini carnations with roses for a spirited bouquet of pink and white ($47.95).
The flower finaglers at Allison's Florist & Gifts tenderly organize an aromatic assortment of floral arrangements using fresh, seasonal flowers. Re-up spring's pollen-clad contract with 10 glossy tulips ($40), or stir stagnant air with a dozen romantic roses while reciting romantic lines from Timecop ($50). Wicker-basket gardens ($45) corral the lively antics of three to four small blooming or green plants, while scented selections can be supplemented with thoughtful additions such as a balloon ($4), a box of local chocolates ($1.95—$4.50) or a plush animal ($6.95+). Silk arrangements, which outlast the most vivacious fresh flowers, are also available ($45+). Allison's Florist does not work with Teleflora or FTD, so all arrangements are conceived and assembled in-house.
LDI Landscape's staff can tackle projects of all sizes. With knowledge of landscaping, irrigation, and fertilization, they can mow grass, edge sidewalks and beds, and trim shrubs for residential and commercial buildings alike. Their experience in landscaping projects, along with their fleet of backhoes and equipment trucks, equips them to construct outdoor areas for larger clients, such as mini-malls and distant planets. When Bass Pro Shops decided to open a new location, they enlisted LDI to create a mountain-themed area with dry sand and arid plants.
A network of winding trails and windswept pastures extend over the 18 acres of countryside belonging to Fasco Farms LLC, an equestrian and agricultural facility. Stephanie Williams, the ranch’s owner, specializes in transforming adults and children into sound horseback riders through lessons in the disciplines of English and Western riding as well as Natural Horsemanship clinics. Each clinic helps students advance their saddle work, pick up problem-solving techniques, and learn how to load a trailer. The farm also practices equine massage, which, like sports massage for humans, keeps horses at peak physical shape in preparation for competition or while recovering from a breakup.