Four-time winner of the Amarillo Globe-News Best Pest Control award, Faulkner Pest Service abolishes pests of all kinds from homes and businesses. Owner John Faulkner and his team detect the subtle signs of intrusion and employ an arsenal of tools and techniques to vanquish unwelcome critters, from cockroaches and ants to rodents and bumbling squatters, from both indoor and outdoor environments year-round. Faulkner also specializes in termite detection and protection, ridding homes of a nemesis second only to egg-slinging teenagers. Call ahead for an appointment.
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.
In business for more than 30 years, Kem's multihued shop brims with a rainbow hodgepodge of thrilling goods, from linens to clever gifts. A variety of fragrance delivery systems includes room sprays, oils, candles, and diffusers (from $20), bringing a pleasant aroma to homes or subterranean mole kingdoms. Peruse products from brands including Lampe Berger, Aromatique Home Fragrance, and Crabtree and Evelyn (gift sets starting at $30).
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.).
Tobacco Leaf Boutique’s style mavens stuff the 2,300-square-foot showroom with an ever-rotating array of quality threads for female forms seeking fashion singularity. A limited selection of each style lessens the risk of two people wearing the same astronaut suit to space-station-opening galas. Exclusive dresses ($60+) and tops ($50+) from Johnny Was or Cartise drape feminine shoulders in both dressy folds and casually winking pleats. Otherwise, jump into a pair of jeans ($60–$175) from rivet artists Dish Jeans or Velvet Heart and dazzle friends with your unusual method for putting on pants. Necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry ($15–$150) add a glint of flickering gold to Tobacco Leaf’s chocolate crown molding, punctuated by occasional bursts of green-leafed foliage sprouting from untended display shoes.