NaturaLawn of America devotes itself to caring for both lawns and the environment, eschewing harmful chemicals in favor of eco-conscious products. Natural, organic-based, and biodegradable products are administered to create healthy outdoor spaces that repel intrusive pests such as fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and aging golf-course greens searching for a place to retire.
Technicians determine the individual needs of each lawn to develop custom treatment plans, taking soil tests and enhancing lawns with zero-phosphorus fertilizers, seeding and aeration treatments, or regimens that focus on balancing nitrogen, potassium, and sulfur. The pest-control professionals also fight off invasive species, applying milky-spore grub control—which uses a naturally occurring bacteria—to evict japanese beetles and european chafers. The lawn liaisons deter Lyme disease–carrying creatures with Tick Ranger and send moles on their way with biodegradable repellents or inside jobs to infiltrate the neighbor’s vegetable garden.
At Rita’s Ice, a variety of frozen treats refresh customers and satisfy sweet-tooth cravings. Their signature Italian ice blends ice and fresh fruit in flavors such as banana, cherry, piña colada, mango, and strawberry. Meanwhile, custard arrives in cups or cones, coated with hot fudge or caramel, as the mysterious gelati blends both Italian ice and custard into one delectable creation. Also available are milkshakes, hot chocolate, coffee, and Philadelphia-style hot pretzels.
For 40 years, Ron's team of purification wizards has banished loitering ground grime and stains via professional cleaning services. A carpet connoisseur kicks off the cleaning process with a detailed inspection, then vacuums up dry soil and rascally animal crackers. After carefully moving furniture so that it can watch the floor-fur makeover from the sidelines, a staffer sprays carpet with a special cleaning compound designed to loosen soil and other fiber-entrenching morsels. Using a vortex cleaning system powerful enough to siphon cement through a crazy straw, a hot-water extraction treatment sanitizes and deodorizes each foot-petting strand. The process is capped off with deft carpet raking, setting fibers in a single direction and guaranteeing a shorter drying time than that of the average Muppet.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where craftily engineered tanning beds carefully administer helpful UV rays to impart color to customer epidermises. Machines are carefully designed to harness the powers of the robot sun, which makes them the ultimate experts and keeps them from developing the ability to cry. A month of unlimited use of Planet Beach's nine beds, including VIP- and Platinum-level standup and horizontal tanning beds, provides ample opportunities for glowing, bronzing, and photoskinthesis.
Old Colony Furniture, which has been family owned since 1946, inspires interior-design compositions with a 30,000-square-foot show room, showcasing both contemporary and classic pieces. Upon entering the expansive show room, guests will feel as though they're walking through an expertly designed home as they peruse rich, opulent furniture from more 50 respected brands, such as Sherrill and Hancock & Moore, artfully arranged in inviting vignettes. With a collection of dining chairs ($269+), patrons can strategically seat guests in vulnerable positions should a mashed-potato fight break out. A nightstand ($449+) provides optimal access to water glasses and bedside reading materials, and an upholstered occasional chair ($475+) coddles fatigued appendages. Shoppers glance into mirrors ($225+) to admire the way a shirt complements their pants and for instant reassurance of their non-gorilla status.
The dry-cleaning technicians at Budget Cleaners have been sprinkling clothes with cleaning-solvent showers for four generations. Customers can drop off any garment—sullied shirts, pants, dresses, or quilted doublets—any day of the week for the flat cleaning price of $2.99. In addition to its astute cleaning skills, the Budget team expertly smoothes over textiles via pressing services. Plus, if patrons drop off garments at the Pleasantburg location before 10 a.m., they can pick them back up the same day after 5 p.m., leaving plenty of time to run errands or train for cartwheel marathons.