Kapp's Lawn Specialists have been beautifying yards for more than four decades. During that time, they've perfected a precise system for keeping grass, trees, and shrubs healthy, tidy, verdant, and fertilized. Among an array of services, their seasonal groundskeeping package employs a custom-blended granular fertilizer and treatments for keeping crabgrass, weeds, and revolution-minded plastic flamingos under control. Staff members are professionally trained and certified, and the products they use are all approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to safely fend off insects, plant diseases, and other lawn-related woes.
Whether you're dressing up the front walkway or reinforcing the garden plots in time for fall, a lush bed of mulch can take topsoil to the next level—the top one. When laid properly, the rich complexion helps to reduce soil erosion, suppress weed growth, and retain moisture. When applied in the summertime in temperate climate zones, such as the Midwest, mulch also helps the soil maintain high temperatures further into the fall, allowing preexisting plant life to prolong its beauteous lifespan.
Gull Lake Landscape Co. furnishes floral collections with a wide selection of greenery and garden accessories. Beautify gardenscapes with the bursts of floral color afforded by blooming perennials, including daylily, phlox, and coreopsis ($7.50 each), or opt for a hefty 3-gallon shrubbery, such as limelight hydrangea ($32.50), to fill a mulchy void or obscure permanent garden gnomes. A selection of 25-gallon trees, including serviceberries, maples, oaks, and redbuds ($199), stand patiently awaiting the chance to spread their branches. Gull Lake’s staff of friendly, avid gardeners are always on-hand to help each green-thumb choose the ideal plants for their at-home or underground-lair botanic displays.
Purelawn Lawn Service’s fertilization and lawn-maintenance programs are designed to promote lush, healthy lawns while protecting children, pets, and the environment. Pesticide-free, feed-based organic fertilizers play a starring role in most treatments, and any synthetic pesticides are used sparingly and applied via careful spot treatment to avoid blanketing areas where kids play and lawn gnomes sunbathe. Aside from eliminating a lawn’s dependence on insecticides and fungicides, additional services include core aeration, slice seeding, grub control, and clay-buster soil amendment, and techs can even take samples of soil and send it to a lab to test for nutrient deficiencies.
Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
Nothing says summertime like staring living, breathing plants in the face. Adorn a bare table or already lush interior landscape with a variety of potted plants, such as a living bunch of vivacious violets—a friendly purple plant that will grow on its caretaker across many seasons ($21.95). Nothing says "I love you as long as you take good care of me" like a miniature rose bush, which is why Flowers of Canterbury will happily nestle one in moss and protect it with a sturdy, slate-colored ceramic square for $36.95. A variety of seasonal arrangements, such as the USA-chant-warranting Spirit of America Bouquet ($34.95), also turn up throughout the calendar year.