Backed by specialized training from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, the technicians of Reeves Pest Control work to stymie trespassing pests from ants to moles. Exterminators draw upon an array of critter-discouraging services, including specialized treatments for termites and bedbugs as well as nonchemical alternatives when appropriate. To boost dwellings' defenses in the long term, Reeves' team also offers moisture control and insulation installation, blanketing attics, basements, and crawlspaces with asbestos-free, polyencapsulated warmth.
At Trim-A-Tree Farms, patrons choose their Christmas tree from a plot of still-planted leyland pine trees and chop it down themselves or have an able-bodied staff member cut, net, and load their catch. Guests stroll through rows of lush green trees ($7.50/ft.) in search of the right plant to fill lonely living-room corners as the aroma of pine needles induces memories of a past infatuation with an air freshener. Between passes through the farm, warm up with steaming mugs of hot chocolate or melt fingers over a bonfire's licking flames as little ones trot through fields atop Star, Trim-A-Tree's trusty chestnut pony, during complimentary pony rides. Though additional items are not included in this Groupon, ornaments from the gift shop revamp trees, and adventurous souls can indulge in free temporary tattoos that take the shape of holiday icons or Scrooge's evening gruel.
S2 Lawn Services' fully licensed and insured team tackles home and lawn issues with a host of services, from weekly maintenance and seasonal clean-ups to shrub planting and landscape lighting. S2 project prices are based on yard measurements, scope of work, and outdoor-wrestling-pit size, with a grass trimming for an average-size, 4,500- to 5,000-square-foot yard running $42.50 per week. A same-size yard, with a same-size wrestling pit, could be dressed with pine mulch ($75 per yard) or tidied with a spring clean-up (starts at $125). S2 also makes house calls for jobs such as pressure washing ($175) and removing leaves and squirrels from gutters (starts at $125).
The Mosquito Authority keeps winged nuisances at bay with services such as barrier sprays and misting systems. During each treatment, applicators coat exterior foliage with an solution that causes no harm to children, pets, or sentient lawn gnomes. The application eradicates all current mosquitoes and prevents new ones from appearing for up to 21 days.
Though it's an airy indoor facility, The Crag Indoor Rock Climbing gym gleans its name from the jagged outdoor cliffs that climbing enthusiasts often strive to summit. Designed by a respected indoor rock-wall builder, The Crag safely recreates the excitement of inching up a punishing rock formation. However, not every wall at the facility is so challenging. It's frequently populated by skilled youth climbers and kids as young as 8. The younger climbers at The Crag often become adept through joining the youth climbing team, or by attending the gym's skill-building summer camp, where campers learn to scale walls by practicing belaying, top roping, and stealing Batman's utility belt. The facility's designer also kept adults and seasoned practitioners in mind by creating more than 100 routes that range in difficulty from beginner to more advanced.
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.