Since 1995, John and his staff of landscaping and masonry professionals have enriched gardens and patios across San Antonio with custom-designed flagstone work and adroitly trimmed plants and trees. The team employs no subcontractors or salespeople, ensuring that contact with their staff remains direct and unmediated by middlemen or monkeys in the middle. Outdoor lighting installation illuminates skillfully designed decks, and landscaping services help keep the view from the patio scenic all year.
Brents Tree Service’s experienced crews of insured arborists tend to Austin-area arboreal life with pruning, branch clearing, and other tree-care services. A free in-person consultation precedes each job, the cost of which can vary based on the difficulty of the job, the size of the tree, and the number of rings the tree wears. Four-person teams tote chippers, chipper trucks, and other essential equipment to clear branches after storms, prune unhealthy limbs from trees, and remove troubled trees altogether. Tree owners can fortify their leafy charges with eco-friendly organic fertilizer that feeds roots directly, or take advantage of cabling and bracing services that support branch and trunk structure. After each job, crews clean up debris and haul it away to prevent ghost branches from hurling themselves back and forth across yards in an effort to torture the dog.
The team at Texas Lawn Services will sweep away the dead leaves, twigs, and brambles that are hiding your ribald azaleas from cute horticulturalists. They'll lop off the tree branches that snatch small children ($80–$300), chase the bison from your shoulder-high hedges, and tame any feral lawn that's started snacking on neighborhood cats (mowing averages $40). They'll also inspect your sprinkler system ($70), install your favorite plants, mulch the heck out of everything not rooted down, and test your slip-n-slide before its annual summertime unveiling.
An organic nursery captained by a mother-son duo, PlantEscape Gardens blooms with a verdant array of plants, gardening supplies, and seeds. Potting patrons can discover a selection of rare cacti and succulents ($2.25 for a 2" succulent, $10.99 for a 6" succulent), as well as citrus trees burgeoning with fruits ($79.99) and money trees sprouting future hotel tycoons. Customers can nourish their botanical babes with organic potting soil ($5.99–$11.99), organic fertilizers ($8.99–$18.99), and compost tea made in house ($3.99/gal.). Air plants, organic vegetable plants, and native species adorn the nursery with verdurous leaves, and packets of flower, herb, and vegetable seeds wait patiently for a green-thumbed life giver.
The online pantry at Fredericksburg Farms abounds with all-natural preserves, chili mixes, and mustards and dozens of gluten-free options, all prepared with a firm commitment to Texan- and American-made products. The farm's fruit-filled preserves and jellies ($6.95 each) crown toast in classic and fiery flavors such as strawberry, peach, and jalapeño and double as tasty caulk when winterizing a gingerbread house. A drizzle of water transforms the Texas Campfire cornbread mix into thick, spicy batter ($5.95), and the preservative-free venison-chili mix ($4.95) will come in handy after hunting season. Home accents include an aromatic array of hand-poured soy-blend candles ($12–$16 each), which infuse dwellings with luscious fruit, herbal, and floral fragrances.
Stuffed with bright blooms and art-inspired décor items, Sprout's downtown store stimulates all five senses. Never mistake a pumpkin for a turnip again by sticking a fork in it with vintage silverware garden markers ($10 each). Indoors, the sensuous fruit and citrus scents of a 7.5-ounce Japanese blossom soy candle ($24) sweet-talk their way into exclusive nostril nightclubs, and bud vases ($6 each) suit single-stem flowers in fitting attire. A fully equipped florist, Sprout also purveys fresh flowers by the stem or in mixed bouquets for weddings, birthdays, and conciliatory presents to angry colonies of bees. Though not included with this deal, Sprout supplies a variety of jewelry and artwork.