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.
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home and lawncare projects underway. Reclaim the yard from winter's occupation with Adams Adirondack stacking chairs ($14.99 each) and an Ace Flexogen 50-foot garden hose ($19.99). Illuminate outdoor living spaces with a 6-pack of Solar Walk Lights ($12.99) or the welcoming blaze inside a Living Accents portable firepit ($29.99). Ace also covers indoor bases with products and services for tree-free areas of the home. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge.
Furniture Row Shopping Centers host four home-apparel stores in a single convenient location. The quartet of specialty stores—Sofa Mart, Oak Express, Bedroom Expressions, and Denver Mattress Co.—is designed to accommodate every room in the house. Espresso leaning shelves ($88) are fully caffeinated yet provide remarkably steady support for books, picture frames, and knickknacks. Soothe summer nights with a Perfect Harmony Isocool mattress pad ($69–$109) atop a new mattress set ($219+); top it off with an attractive brocade duvet set ($44–$68). A new lamp set ($148+) atop an end table ($118+) is a great way to encourage sofas to use more light when they read.
At any given time, more than 10,000 trees and plants inhabit CreekSide Tree Nursery in Boulder, in addition to the seasonal varieties at the Christmas Tree Lot in Niwot. The owners lovingly tend these organisms, carrying on a tradition that began in 1993. Though the enterprise originally centered on perennials, it now focuses on deciduous trees and evergreens, which, like the Green Giant's picnic blanket, spread across nearly 5 acres of land.