A 3.5-acre horticultural haven, Millcreek Gardens gives bloom-seekers a means to realize dreams of colorful, lush outdoor spaces by presenting a wide array of shrubs, trees, and assorted flowerpot inhabitants. Stroll amid verdant rows of plant life, perusing prettified foliage ranging from the serene cerulean hues of a delphinium to the cheerful, bubbly blooms of a hydrangea. Accent a lovely lawn with a classic apple tree ($40+), make the bed for a plot of fragrant flowers ($2–$20), or cover up barren yards with a symphony of shrubbery ($6.50–$50). The one-stop shop also stocks organic plant foods, soil amendments, and fertilizers for keeping growing greenery as strong as a box of oxen.
The techs at Specialized Pest Control erect bug barriers throughout customers' homes to ward off unwanted creepy-crawlies. In the insect treatment, entry points such as windows, doors, and vents are treated with a spray designed to ward off spiders, earwigs, flies, mosquitoes, neighborhood bullies, pavement ants, and wasps. A spray of the home's entire foundation further works to evict invertebrate roommates. If homeowners prefer, techs can target thresholds that lead inside the house, or the team can head indoors to put an end to extended flea circuses and grasshopper music festivals. Specialized Pest Control's bug blockers consider safety as their top priority, applying all pesticides carefully so as not to harm residents or the environment.
Mold, brown patches, and weeds are just a few of the problems that Viridis Lawns and Pest eradicates from lawns in order to leave them green and picturesque. Techs fertilize soil to support healthy landscaping and apply pest control treatments at specific stages of insects' lives, banishing pests with minimal environmental impact. They can even boost the appearance of lawns by enhancing the hue of grass.
Arbor Day Nursery's gardeners nurture a vast variety of vegetation and outdoor accessories to help keep lawns looking lush and luxe throughout any season. Help a home get into the haunting spirit with pumpkins ($3–$6), or give the mailman a festive fright by playfully popping out from behind an extra-large 10-gallon shrub ($35). Fruit trees ($45) put the fun back into produce picking by providing easy access to homegrown apricots, pears, or wax, and vessels and ornaments such as colorful clay pots, fountains, statues, and benches ($25–$300) create a comfortable, whimsical living space that any bird would be proud to bathe in.
For more than 35 years, Cactus & Tropicals has livened up sparse plots and reinvigorated depressed patios with a vast, verdant variety of cacti, flowers, and gardening gear. Focusing as much on sprouting seeds as fostering field creativity, the lush storefront boasts an elaborate display area showcasing high-end floral fashions. Winding catwalks guide buyers through crowds of leafy house plants ($3.95+), annuals ($1.79+), and a colorful gathering of orchids culled from around the globe ($16+). Growers with a history of prickly relationships with plants can learn how to care for a cacti garden ($1.95+ each), get paired up with an easy-to-please perennial ($4.29+), or adopt a well-behaved bonsai guaranteed to sit still during fussy grooming sessions.