A lawn-care technician from Lawn Doctor will diagnose personal pasture issues and provide customized services to improve yard appearance and health. To stimulate growth in receding grass lines, the power-seeding service spreads seeds throughout thinning yards for maximum germination to improve appearance and eschew lawn-sized baseball caps ($25+). Technicians can also seed undernourished plots with a fortifying fertilizer treatment ($50+), or aerate soil to allow for deeper root growth, easier nutrient access, and more ammo during slingshot fights.
Since 1998, landscape specialists Glenn and Donna Claeys of The Garden Outlet have shared their horticultural expertise with customers who want to bring the outdoors indoors while also beautifying their property. The duo operates throughout the year, tending to flowering annual and perennial plants, trees, shrubs, and vines, while also offering seasonal items such as Christmas trees and Halloween pumpkins, the latter of which must be plucked before they hatch into Thanksgiving turkeys. Though The Garden Outlet staff supplies customers with landscape materials and tools, they also professionally install plants, walkways, and patios. In addition, the gardening designers create elaborate arrangements for weddings and other formal events.
For 20 years, Ellen Ashley has pursued and shared her passion for gardening by tending and teaching in her own 10-acre paradise, which houses thousands of plants in nine types of gardens. Ashley's interest in flora ignited when she was a youngster in rural Virginia, where she watched her father grow vegetables and fruit trees while her mother raised flowers and tutored wood nymphs. After retiring from a career in technical sales, Ashley dedicated herself full time to her planting passion, both at home and in the community. Her decade of activity with the Guilford Horticultural Society has included lecturing on subjects such as butterfly gardens, seed saving, and herbs.
One Guy and a Machine owner Joe Barbagallo and his team of professionals collaborate with the natural layout of customers' outdoor spaces to create functional and innovative design solutions. The team adorns properties with patios, retaining walls, and flowerbeds, and keeps investments healthy with regular seeding, mowing, and aerating services. With an artful eye, landscapers transform flat surfaces into synthetic putting greens, or add another dimension with hardscape walls and stairways. The price of landscaping services will vary depending on the cost of materials, labor, and the amount of Gushers required to distract mischievous gophers from thwarting the job, but Barbagallo offers free written estimates to each customer to provide an approximate overall job cost.
The terrace tamers at Razor’s Edge Lawn Care rejuvenate landscapes with an impressive array of lawn services, working with customers one-on-one to help fulfill green-thumbed visions. Whip shaggy-mopped yards into fine-trimmed nobles with a general lawn-care service (from $60 per 1/4 acre to 1/2 acre, to $100 per acre) that includes a thorough mowing, weeding, and edging, as well as removal of any debris accrued from the crew’s fleet of equipment-toting tornados. Cultivate a fresh generation of greenery with Razor’s Edge Lawn Care’s seeding, liming, and fertilization services ($150 per 1/4 acre), or upgrade seeding to include a soil-soothing aeration ($250 per 1/4 acre) to allow nourishing nutrients to penetrate deep, enhancing infiltration and beefing up frail, noodle-armed roots.
Jonathan Rigsbee, founder of GrowinGreen, keeps lawns looking lush while treating Mother Earth with respect. His crew utilizes environmentally friendly yard-care methods that lean less on chemicals and more on holistic, soil-based solutions. Staffers avoid pollution by abstaining from treatments right before a rainfall, and they never leave fertilizers where they might wash into someone's drinking water or whale-shark aquarium. GrowinGreen's team also knows that some problems can be treated without professional help, and it offers customers an online database of havoc-wreaking weeds, plant diseases, and insects. This list, complete with photographs, can help homeowners diagnose various greenery ailments, such as brown-patch-covered lawns caused by what the staff refers to as "humongous fungus" or by feeding the grass orange juice.