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.
Noticing that water restrictions were increasingly frequent, gardener Eric Pedley decided to turn his hobby of cultivating succulents into a business. With business partner and fellow local Julie Patton, he filled a rented greenhouse with desert-dwelling plants capable of storing large reserves of water in their leaves and surviving in arid climates. The diverse inventory ranges from prickly cacti to lush aloe and agave, all of which make for nontraditional additions to home gardens. While customers shop, staffers dish out tips on soil mixes, drainage systems, and guttural incantations to prolong the life of potted or outdoor arrangements. The knowledgeable staff—featured on Central Texas Gardener—also creates and delivers festive potted arrangements.
The staff at Arbolito Horticulture tends to each of the native and adapted plants to fully-fledged greenery, always using all-natural products to create hearty, healthy shrubs, trees, and perennials. Looking for a tree that provides shade, ornamental qualities, or even bears fruit, the immense inventory includes all three, with varieties such as peach trees, windmill palms, and desert willows. Meanwhile, lower ground cover is found among perennials, which range in size and color from ancient blue agave to vines and daisies.
Co-owners Kirk and Julie Leavell set out to make Wild Basin Fitness the antithesis of impersonal chain gyms. They're dedicated to fostering a comfortable and welcoming environment, where all of their clients feel like they can reach out for training advice and a personal connection. They have even let their exercisers determine the operating hours, class schedules, and instructor hairstyles at their two gym locations. Their team of experienced trainers subscribe to this personalized ideology during their custom personal-training sessions and in the more than 100 monthly fitness classes that accommodate an array of fitness interests such as yoga, boot camp, Pilates, Zumba, spin, and exercise programs for kids. Further beautifying bodies, patrons can lavish themselves at the spa, or make their beach-ready bod glow with tanning services.
The bonded and insured staffers at Integrated Environmental Inc. consider their responsibility to be two-fold: provide professional handyman services and protect the environment. At homes throughout the Austin metro area, they educate customers about—and help execute—important environmental measures, such as maintaining retention ponds, creating firebreaks in vegetation, and halting soil erosion in its tracks.
The certified technicians also provide a range of commercial and home-improvement services for homeowners associations, property management firms, multi-family complexes, and commercial and residential properties. They specialize in installing irrigation systems to facilitate water conservancy, and they tackle projects ranging from fence repair to oiling squeaky suits of armor.