Keeping flames in their place since 1945, Boyd's Equipment facilitates family barbecues and fireside chats with an extensive selection of name-brand grill and fireplace tackle. In addition to its glowing gas-log sets and Weber grills—available in electric and charcoal varieties—the one-stop equipment shop stocks lawn sprayers and trailer carts from Fimco, TeeJet, and Hypro. Shimmering lochs of propane come bottled in tanks of all shapes and sizes, and vessels emptied by gluttonous dragons can roll in for full refills. Everyday accessories, from charcoal and thermometers to spicy rubs and sauces, are also available, as are residential and commercial delivery services for those lacking pickup trucks or pet giants.
Coulter Gardens & Nursery's big red barn, full of everything necessary to grow gardens and tend lawns, rests on a sprawling five acres. Knowledgeable staffers acquaint guests with an arsenal of planting paraphernalia such as 12-pound sacks of Ferti-lome A-vert lawn food ($29.95), enough to satisfy the cravings of 2,000 square feet of greens while defending helpless lawns from predatory weed wolves for up to six months. Live plants like Hardy Boy annual flowers ($1.99 for a four-pack) and 3- to 4-year-old fruit trees ($36.95) spring from pots, and a variety of grass, flower, and vegetable seeds wait for soil. Those looking to trick out backyards can peruse Coulter's orderly stacks of nestling terra-cotta pots and strings of fluttering wind chimes, or apply their Groupon toward a larger purchase, such as a Backyard Adventures tree house or jungle gym to really indulge horticultural mid-life crises.
In business for more than 30 years, Kem's multihued shop brims with a rainbow hodgepodge of thrilling goods, from linens to clever gifts. A variety of fragrance delivery systems includes room sprays, oils, candles, and diffusers (from $20), bringing a pleasant aroma to homes or subterranean mole kingdoms. Peruse products from brands including Lampe Berger, Aromatique Home Fragrance, and Crabtree and Evelyn (gift sets starting at $30).
Amarillo Steam Team's insured technicians have been steam-cleaning their way across the Texas panhandle since 2008. The company's efficient hot-water extraction system penetrates deep into carpet fibers and upholstery, nixing dirt and grime. Clients can also solicit Amarillo for more complicated projects, such as cleaning air ducts, restoring water damage, or electrifying rugs so no one will touch them and make them dirty.
Since 1917, Sutherlands has fostered fetching homes and lavish lawns with a multitude of garden necessities, construction supplies, and more. A helping of sustainable Vortex potting soil ($9.99) in an ornate Monteverde rust planter ($16.99) aids newly adopted rose bushes ($7.99 each) in achieving dreams of growing into majestic redwoods. Green Max Southern Lawn Fertilizer ($18.99) and GrubEx bug killer ($18.99) sustain and safeguard surrounding grass, and the Bond three-piece pruning combo set ($14.99) and Corona 10-foot tree pruner ($38.99) keep outdoor adornment from sprouting hazardous overgrowth or unsightly dreadlock hairstyles.