For 30 years, the staff at Cliff Hartman Farms Quarter Horses has been breeding, showing and boarding steeds, including the nationally renowned stallion Good Terms. The equestrian family channels their expertise into lessons conducted in an insulated indoor ring, two outdoor arenas, a circular pen, and more than 1,000 acres of trail-laden land in the Ozark Hills. The farm's weekly lessons—molded around English and Western techniques—teach beginners how to groom and saddle horses before an hour of riding and a brief cool down. Day and summer camps afford the same opportunities for youngsters. And for those who own their own horse, the facility maintains a robust line of boarding stalls, all of which accommodate equines better than the antiquated storage zones such as the family garage or the family high-dive.
Oasis Lawncare's weekly and biweekly visits to homes and businesses keep the community looking spiffy around all its green edges. With a sharp attention to detail to keep lawns looking consistently great, green-thumbed teams tend to greenery throughout the week, providing services that range from basic lawn mowing to plowing driveways in the winter.
After more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed and trained experts have lawn health down to a science. They keep Springfield-area lawns green and lush with fertilizer and environmentally sound pest control, coupled with knowledge about the local environment that only comes from living and working directly in the community. Their exclusive blend of slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and their seeding and aeration services promote even longer-lasting growth. Homeowners can even seek answers to their own lawn-care inquiries online, such as "How do I deal with crabgrass?" or "How do I respond when a tree asks for directions?"
All plants are gathered from native Missouri fauna that have consented to have their clippings or seeds donated to science, and are grown in high-quality potting soil that does not contain peat moss, which can make it more difficult for plants to adapt to their new homes. For shipped orders, Missouri Wildflowers Nursery guarantees that your plants or seeds will arrive in good condition, and that all species are true to their name and professed veganism.
Joseph, the owner of Castle Rock Landscape Design and Maintenance, honed his landscaping skills on the rolling greens of Branson Creek Golf Club and the tree-lined lakefront of Wilderness Club at Big Cedar. At Big Cedar, he developed the palette of grasses, shrubs, tulips, and daffodils with which he beautifies clients' yards. The Castle Rock team can design plans for outdoor spaces or perform weekly services such as mowing, removing weeds, and giving bouquets of dead weeds to a rival.