The Mosquito Authority responds to summer scourges of biting pests with its kid- and pet-friendly mosquito spray systems. Barrier spray service eliminates mosquitoes with an EPA-approved solution—specialized enough to not repel beneficial bees or butterflies—that technicians apply to trees, shrubs, and foliage around yards, guarding against pests for three weeks.
Alternatively, unobtrusive auto-mist systems can be installed in yards to periodically release anti-bug mist at a frequency customers can adjust via remote control.
Locally owned and operated for 38 years, Pine Hollow Nurseries attracts green thumbs with a seasonal selection of locally grown plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers, as well as gardening and landscaping necessities. The neatly manicured outdoor space houses a plethora of vegetation carefully selected for climate compatibility, such as weeping cherry trees, holly shrubs ($24.99+), and gold-cypress shrubs. Pine Hollow's new greenhouse provides ample shade to plant varieties that forgot to bring sunscreen. Surprise a garden-gnome nephew with brightly colored annual flowers ($1.20+) or browse Pine Hollow's decorative stone ornaments for one's own pad. The nurseries also stock tools and products needed to spruce up neglected garden beds and lackluster lawns, including mulch, weed killer, cement fixtures, and pesticides.
Summer Classics was founded in 1973 as a manufacturer of plastic umbrella bases. After the breezy craze of umbrella disco died out, the company branched out into designing and building its own line of home furnishings. Summer Classics produces high-quality products that are largely customizable via a variety of color and fabric options. Its large inventory selection includes posterior-supporting Palm collection side chairs ($477 each for frame, cushions $83–$168), and piña-colada-supporting Ocean Grande collection end tables ($496). No back porch is complete without a sturdy armchair in which to read the daily paper and lecture your sprinkler system, such as the Plaza collection arm chair ($379 for frame, cushions $70–$140). Cushion a planned fall with a set of Aqua collection large throw pillows ($97–$196 each), or opt for a smaller decorative throw in a color such as mango or blue bell ($107–$252 each). The friendly and helpful staff at Summer Classics is on hand to answer any questions you may have about fabric trims or weather patterns.