The dedicated grass whisperers at Scapes Environmental Design spruce up front-yard foliage with a retinue of mulch-cutting mowers. Green carpets of up to 4,500 square feet are scythed once a week, kept short enough so as to not sprout unsightly dandelion colonies or swallow up immobile sunbathers. Each mowing is accompanied by an edging of grassy cuticles from sidewalks, driveways, and front curbs, the viridian debris eventually whisked away by a blower. Whether for a month or a one-time service, Scapes Environmental Design relieves homeowners from the onerous task of intimidating grass back into the netherworld, freeing up time for weekend getaways or getting to the bottom of their pet parakeet's recent sullen comments.
Anti-pest technicians at Nature's Own Pest & Lawn Services want to have it all. In addition to upholding a commitment to sustainable practices, they refuse to sacrifice effectiveness or long-lasting results. And after years of fighting pests in Texas, they're all too familiar with the local pests. For each operation, they perform a thorough inspection of the home's interior or exterior, and then take hold of their environmentally friendly gear, plus a few organic pesticides and baits. Whether the team is treating a sprawling yard for mosquitos, setting up pet-friendly traps to ward off squirrels but not Fido, or removing small bed bugs from a mattress, it aims to select a solution that will yield long-term results. They also tend lawns with weed control techniques that quell intruding shrubs and nutrient-rich fertilizers that help grass blades grow into strong, sharp grasshopper swords.
The team of technicians from Nature's Pest Solutions descends upon infested homes armed with earth-safe products and a thirst for uprooting freeloading guests ranging from termites to mosquitoes. Upon entering a household, the technician evaluates the home for possible entry points, such as cracked baseboards and miniature revolving bookcases, before developing an action plan and treating the problem areas with pesticides that are entirely safe for pets and humans. For yards infested with mosquitoes, techs employ the company's signature misting system, which manually fogs the yard with a special machine and keeps the lawn free of the winged pests for about a month.
Begin your fitness regimen with a consultation with a certified nutritionist to determine your body fat percentage, as well as health concerns, current lifestyle, and fitness goals. The five private training sessions ($50 apiece) can be set up with any of the seven certified personal trainers to fit around your schedule. Each session is individualized to your fitness goals, challenging you with different exercises to tone muscle, burn blubber, and waste away waistlines. This deal also includes a one-month membership to Weight Control by Shaun Eckhardt's private training facilities ($150), located in the River Oaks Shopping Center. The facility is open from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with reduced hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Call ahead to schedule training sessions.