In a split second, Harvest Landscape Services' designers can completely change the way homeowners look at their yards. The quick change in perspective is thanks to the company's 3D computer visualization system, which they use to create realistic models of potential landscapes. Designers might add pools, gardens, waterfalls, or game areas such as basketball and tennis courts. Once customers decide on a design, the team creates it in the real world, which was recently upgraded to three dimensions. Harvest Landscape Services' lawn-care specialists and gardeners can also maintain outdoor spaces.
When she opened the first Redenta’s Garden location in 1992, Ruth Kinler made sure to hire only experienced gardeners. She believed then—and still does—that her employees should be as passionate about the ins and outs of gardening as they are about frolicking among the first buds of spring. Very little has changed in the ensuing two decades; the shop continues to specialize in 100% organic plants and delight area gardeners with its unique varietals. Among the fragrant aisles, one can expect to find rare annuals growing alongside native and water-wise plants, the latter celebrated for their disciplined sipping habits.
As organic gardeners themselves, the store’s staff educates customers on seasonal blooms and holds regular classes and events. Though class topics vary, they often include helpful instruction in areas such as organic vegetable gardening, cooking with herbs and vegetables, and safely removing one’s hand from a flytrap. Redenta’s Garden also assists homeowners with modern landscape design that aims for low-maintenance, eco-friendly solutions.:
A cubic container of red roses ($49.95) is a classy bundle of blooms for any occasion. Encounter unearthly delights in a paradise-found arrangement ($59.95), and, if a friend broke her butterfly net trying to catch iguanas, give a fluttering dancing-butterflies arrangement ($59.95). This Groupon cannot be used toward any Goodies From Goodman gift baskets or Teleflora keepsake products.
At Nuts and Bolts Hardware, the official STIHL outdoor power-equipment dealer, a friendly staff of handyfolk and hardware experts help clients patch-up pipes, cut glass, or select power tools for an upcoming DIY project. For jobs that need an expert's eye, the shop keeps a handful of technicians who repair small engines, sharpen kitchen knives, and cut keys as guests enjoy complimentary popcorn and coffee.
The licensed and insured, professional exterminators from Natural Habitat wield EPA-registered chemicals in their battle against household pests. Home and business owners plagued by pesky critters such as mosquitoes, bed bugs, fleas, and rats can sign up for services on a one-time or ongoing basis—often necessary when spider families designate structures as a vacation home. When faced with a termite colony, the team lays down baiting systems around slabs, piers, and beams, and attacks mosquitoes with exterior misting systems.