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.
Surrounded by a floral moat, Landscape Systems of Texas is an emerald fortress smattered with bright petals. Flats bolster annual, perennial, and tropical bedding plants. The grounds are flanked by ornamental shrubs and trees, which are available for purchase or to rent for occasions such as garden parties and battle-to-the-death croquet matches. The staff also drops in on homes and offices to custom-manicure lawns and design irrigation and drainage systems.
An intensive four-week exercise regimen crafted by certified personal trainer Ally Davidson guarantees speedy results and sweat-addled brows for campers across the fitness spectrum. Ally’s local boot-camp staff sends muscles on a brisk march toward a firmer condition six days a week, helming total-body workouts that include interval training, plyometrics, and an abs-twisting assortment of timed strength and agility drills. The staff regularly switches up workout regimens to ensure that muscles don't become as bored as nihilists in a bounce house. Aware that not all recruits have the same motives for joining their flab-busting brigade, trainers customize their workouts to squeeze the best results from bodies of all ages and fitness abilities. The camp schedule varies based on location, with four early-morning camps to awaken muscles stuck on snooze and a pair of evening sessions to end the day on a note of high endorphins.
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.
Blanketing more than 100 acres, Fort Worth Botanic Garden houses several disparate gardens that welcome locals and tourists whether they want quiet reflection or a social stroll amid arboreal beauty. The Fragrance Garden lives up to its name by engaging olfactory zones with a dozen uniquely scented plants. In the 7-acre Japanese Garden, visitors commune with plants and animals, including the pond's koi fish and their pet minnows.
The organic landscapers at Happy Gardens gather lawn logistics to create a customized design using sustainable techniques and materials. The consultation distinguishes the client’s preferences and researches variables such as soil, sun, and semipro-bocce-ball conditions. Soil stylists then plot out a customized design plan to completely revamp the property into an organic oasis using several microecological approaches including natural wildlife habitats, woodland gardens, and xeriscaping—a method that requires minimal water maintenance, similar to filling a pool with water balloons or vapor clouds.