For more than 20 years Carolyn and Buddy Raasch have been coaxing plump pumpkins out of the soil of their 80-acre working farm and sharing the harvest with guests. Visitors can hop aboard the hayride and meander through the 50 acres of pumpkin patch, seeking out the perfect gourd for Jack-o-Lantern features or fitting atop a middle-school principal's head. Rabbits, goats, peacocks, and mules extend heads and paws for a good scratching at the petting farm, and speedy swine entertain onlookers during Uncle Lester's pig races. After slipping down giant slides and navigating a mind-bending bale maze, pint-size patrons can exercise fall-time creativity by crafting scarecrows and enrolling them in art school.
The down-to-Earth staff at All Seasons Hard Surface Cleaning takes an eco-friendly approach to cleansing floors at residential and commercial locations, calling upon more than 10 years of experience while detaining dirt with nontoxic cleaning solutions. The company's patented cleaning tool relies on pressure and heat to buff a variety of surfaces, including kitchen tiles, stone patios, and office walkways layered in important, laminated memos. All Seasons’ multitalented crew also keeps lawns trim and neat with landscaping services and abolishes filth on garage floors, driveways, and pool decks.
For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed and trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps to inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
Founded by Ken Euston in 1971, Euston Hardware's old-fashioned legacy continues under the helm of Ken's son. Kevin, who has since grown the shops into three locations, keeps the shelves packed with more than 65,000 items for homes, landscaping, and automobiles. Experts chat with customers to help them to tackle projects from changing a car's oil to painting their house solid green so it can be replaced with a CGI castle. Home-improvement tools, which include items for the kitchen and bath, keep domiciles functioning at their best. The friendly staff can also guide green thumbs to lawn and garden supplies or help them select the right locks and outdoor equipment to keep their tools from escaping and impersonating the local robocop.
Cami Reiss, who began lending a helping hand at her family's landscaping business at the ripe age of 10, has developed a potently green thumb. She knows all the ins and outs of gardening, landscaping, and earthworm wrangling, and she has ample experience in assisting with designs and computing estimates. Since April 2011, Cami's been running the show at Green Stem Garden Center, helping homeowners and contractors find whatever gardening materials and plants they need.
The entire center stretches over 10 acres of land, most of which is covered in asphalt so customers don't have to hobble through dirt or hurdle over gophers in search of their supplies. All of the available plants come from the center's 1-acre tree farm or from a handful of local family farms located no further than 200 miles away. Green Stem Garden Center has supplied materials for a variety of projects, including trees for a wedding featured on an episode of David Tutera's My Fair Wedding.