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.
Hedged by evergreen shrubs and flowering bushes, placid tide pools and trickling waterfalls flow into a deep, rocky basin. This backyard oasis is one of dozens of successful installations constructed by Rolling Meadows Landscape and Garden Center’s team of landscape artists. At their garden center, landscape experts of the same ilk assist guests with their own gardening endeavors. In addition to advice on landscape design, eco-friendly gardening goods, and the pros and cons of installing a moat made out of slip ‘n’ slides, Rolling Meadows’ team strives to empower local green thumbs with monthly educational classes and workshops.
Colonial Nursery has equipped gardeners with an extensive stock of blossoms, greenery, and landscaping products since 1969. Greenery gurus stand by to answer gardening questions and help shoppers navigate aisles brimming with annuals, perennials, and semimillennials. Apart from a Bing Crosby soundtrack at the mall, nothing says the holidays quite like the red, white, and marbled petals of potted poinsettia plants ($3.99–$18.99) or a christmas cactus ($12.39). Live spruces and pines ($65) rally seasonal sentiments, and bundles of firewood ($4.99) feed chimneys’ insatiable appetite for trees.
Lush hanging baskets dangle over flats of annuals, perennials, and herbs in an outdoor shopping area that emanates the earthy fragrances of soil and mulch. Two couples own the nursery, striving to set themselves apart from big-box greenhouses and name-brand jungles by stocking a vast variety of plants, many of which arrive weekly. On many containers, soil tags display a monarch-butterfly logo to indicate that the plants will attract the delicate nectar-lovers. The staff can also get their hands dirty in your garden, as they offer landscape design, yard work, and installation of koi ponds, outdoor lighting, and domesticated tiger lilies.
Nathan Cummings runs his business with the belief that clear communication is the key to quality workmanship. A journeyman electrician himself, the owner of All Metro Construction insists that his licensed and insured field supervisors and technicians correspond regularly with customers to facilitate scheduling and materials selection, and to ensure complete satisfaction with all labor. The company specializes in construction and electrical services, though crews often take on seasonal projects such as winter snow shoveling or springtime chocolate-egg laying.