Lamps ensconced in metal shades toss warm beams across New Earth Garden Center's verdant showroom, where thriving basil, tomato, and hot-pepper plants demonstrate the dirt-free wonders of hydroponic gardening. Organic provisions for soil-less and traditional planting fill shelves and display cases with supplies such as nutrients and fertilizers, eco-friendly pest control, composting supplies, and heirloom seeds whose plants bear hardy blooms, unique fruits, and stories from their seedling days of climbing trellises uphill both ways. Robust collections of wheatgrass growing kits also guide gardeners through the two week process of nutrient-packed projects and inspire future harvests.
For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed and trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps to inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
The fresh scent of flowering plants, modest-sized trees, and hardwood mulch wafts about the greenhouse of Maple Crossing Nursery. Water droplets mist the leaves and petals of take-home flora—shrubs, bushes, and perennials—selected for their ability to flourish in the humid climate of Kentucky and southern Indiana. An arsenal of gardening and landscaping tools arm walk-in green thumbs for tasks such as trimming up boxwoods, mulching flower beds, and digging moats around doghouses.
Before opening Tree Tech Lawn & Tree Service, owner Matthew Kelly learned everything he could about the landscaping business while working beside his father. Now with his own company, Matthew oversees a crew of skilled arborists who pride themselves on the quality of their tree and lawn care solutions. Services include pruning, trimming, and removing timber seven days a week. Technicians help boost curb appeal by removing infested shrubs before they start to spread, or eradicating an old tree that has claimed it will cast out a plague of wild animals through its infected tree hollow.
A monthly fixture on WBKI’s Louisville LIVE, D & W Silks outfits under-landscaped homes with silk floral arrangements, silk trees, and aesthetically ascendant interior accessories. Silk bloom bouquets ($9.99–$149) bear an uncanny resemblance to their water-guzzling counterparts but don’t require plant food or regular conversation. Silk trees ($49–$499) are equally self-sufficient, offering to enliven staid, leafless sitting areas for nothing in return except an introduction to the sultry lava lamp. Throughout D & W’s 20,000-square-foot showroom, feng shui neophytes can pick up accessories ($9.99–$199) such as mirrors, pictures, lamps, clocks, and candles, all of which are perfectly smashable items for bored, defeated poltergeists. A friendly, knowledgeable staff is on hand to answer silk-centered questions and help pair patrons with appropriate arrangements.