A-1 Best Service: MOBILE is a family owned and operated business that specializes in the maintenance and repair of lawn and farm equipment (i.e. riding lawn mowers, garden tractors, weed-eaters, edgers, virtually all lawn equipment) as well as small engines (generators, pressure washers, etc).
Turfmaster’s lawn care technicians are experts when it comes to Florida grasses. Since 1994, the flora pros have undergone extensive training to ensure they can properly diagnose yellowing blades or bald spots. They customize every bout of lawn care to target specific maladies—such as insect, weed, or minor disease control—and take into consideration the time of year and migration patterns of garden gnomes. All of their applications are backed by a 30-day guarantee and free service calls.
In 1963, lifelong friends Billy Long and Frank Scott Jr. uprooted themselves from their Virginia homes and plotted a 100-acre farm in central Florida. In the half-century since, as most independent farms have been sold to ruthless rabbits, Long & Scott Farms has stayed in the family, expanding to a prosperous 1,200 acres brimming with Zellwood sweet corn, pickled cucumbers, and cabbage. Each fall, the farm cultivates a new corn maze to complement a 60-foot slide, hayrides, and another maze made from more than 1,000 ligustrum trees. The farm's country cafe offers breakfast and lunch, and the nearby market and produce club feature locally grown produce as well as Long & Scott's own line of jellies, syrups, jams, and relishes.
In Lafleur Nurseries & Garden Center’s expansive outdoor garden, informative placards give names to a busy jungle of plants and trees. A sweet scent drifts from jasmine plants, roses burst open colorfully, and the wide white blooms of magnolias sway like the dresses of southern belles. Honeysuckle and bleeding heart cover the nursery's verandas, and raspberries and grapes ripen in the sun. Over the sound of birds singing, trained garden techs can be heard giving planting advice and landscaping estimates for sod and pond installations. Patrons can also ask them for irrigation suggestions or help building a wall to keep furry animals from foraging in their home garden or putting the satisfying last piece in a jigsaw puzzle.