With the exception of the Englewood location, all City Bark locations provide self-wash tubs for expedient DIY doggie dunking (about $10 for 30 minutes without shampoo, $11.50 with shampoo; rates vary slightly by location). These specially designed tubs ensure safe and easy dog baths, pleasant for person and pup alike. City Bark provides numerous accoutrements to make the slather sessions go swimmingly, including waterproof aprons, a variety of doggie shampoos, towels, and dryers for preventing post-bath shake-spray. After donning the apron, place your pal in a waist-high tub, specially designed for safe and simple bath time that beats crouching on the tiles of a home lavatory while your dog writhes and splashes, ruining freshly acquired lavender soap angels and terrifying the neighbors with plaintive howling.
Located in Sears stores or at adjacent offices, Sears Optical's independent optometrists screen peepers to determine accurate prescriptions and diagnose any health problems. As doctors position a refractive device over the eyes, flipping through lenses of varying strengths, patients describe the level of clarity with which they can see the purple zebra dancing in the far corner. In addition to the prescriptive exam, doctors may use eye drops to dilate the pupil to scrutinize the retina.
The foundation upon which Aurora Home Services Network is built can be boiled down to three letters: A.B.A. This acronym is not in reference to a Björn-less Swedish disco band, but rather stands for “Always Buy Aurora,” a principle that each member of the network of contractors upholds when purchasing Aurora-sourced supplies and servicing Aurora-area residents. With this community focus in mind, the skilled crew works tackles home improvement projects large and small, from landscaping to slipping lackluster walls into a new coat of paint to repairing roof shingles cracked under the hooves of squatting reindeer. The Aurora Home Services Network’s commitment to the local area ensures that each team member is well versed in Aurora’s permit and roofing requirement regulations, and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee backs each of its projects.
Green Works Lawn and Leaf lavishes yards with natural, organic, and sustainable TLC. To conserve fuel and avoid noise pollution, owner Drew Hojnacki favors rakes over leaf blowers, shovels over snow blowers, and garden hoes over Roomba rototillers. Aeration ($35–$50, depending on lot size) loosens uptight dirt, and an application of OMRI organic fertilizer ($35–$50) feeds hungry turf and soil without environmental-indigestion-causing chemicals. Untidy terraces opt for a general cleanup ($65–$150), and shrubs seek out a pruning ($10–$30 per shrub) before an important interview or after a bad break-up.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid-1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 500 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants—such as crickets, ants, and grazing neighbors—shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.