For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed-and-trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the technicians' slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
Lawn Doctor’s custom lawn-maintainer care treatment can transform patchy backyard bushes into lush fence-to-fence soil carpets. First, a free initial evaluation identifies a lawn's grass type and favorite Beach Boy before trained technicians scout out any weeds, insects, or diseases that may be threatening its blades. Then, Lawn Doctor’s Turf Tamer equipment sprinkles greenswards with granular or liquid fertilizer and weed killers to fatten foliage and deter garden-gnome ninjas from slicing down stalks with sharpened trowel nunchucks. Lavished with Lawn Doctor’s care, grass grows into a lush and thick backyard jungle where bare-toe Tarzans can easily frolic.
In business for more than 60 years, the petal peddlers at Fowler Floral continue to assemble and deliver elegant stem-bounds in a charming, welcoming storefront. Pore through an extensive, colorful collection of flowers, gifts, and arrangements, and stuff your pockets with non-poisonous posies for all occasions. Warm seasonal hues emit from fall flowers such as Teleflora's Autumn Grace ($45), a winsome display of red roses, purple daisies, and Matsumoto asters in a plum glass-cube vase. Meanwhile, cunning gift givers can surprise unsuspecting birthday stoops with a Birthday Wishes bouquet ($40), or finally rub their genie boss the right way with the Make a Wish bouquet ($40). Other items include Dashing Daisies ($35) and the pink rose hat trick of the Tender Trio ($24.95).
Under the direction of area farmer Bob McKellar, Family Farm Fresh's conglomeration of local farmers unites to dole out their fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs via a system of community-supported agriculture. This program links consumers to local farmers instead of farmers who till soil and sing lullabies to their rutabagas up to 1,500 miles away from their point of consumption. Most of Family Farm Fresh's produce travels only about 20 miles, making toxic preservatives unnecessary and channeling customers' funds back into their own community.
The flavorful cornucopias, available in one of four sizes, are deposited directly on doorsteps once a week brimming with the customer's selection of seasonal bounty. Basic baskets come with carrots, potatoes, and other traditional fruits and veggies, whereas standard baskets encompass a similar selection of the aforementioned edibles with the occasional unique item, such as daikon radishes. Patrons can also opt for fruit- or veggie-only baskets and can permanently nix items that don't suit their tastes or the color scheme of their dinner china. Other grocery items, such as range-raised eggs and local honey, are also available to augment natural smorgasbords.
At Lotus Gardens Outdoor Living Center, locally grown seasonal vegetables, verdant plants, nectarine trees in a quintet of varieties, and whimsical statuaries spill out from the sprawling confines of the 30-year-old establishment. In the nursery, a fleet of fruit trees, rose trees, and hybrids bearing imaginative names such as Chrysler Imperial and Liv Tyler stretch across the expansive space, and in the garden shop, bird feeders infuse backyards with personality and Michelin-rated aviary cuisine.
Visitors to the center can also find plenty of bulk material for their projects, as well as call upon any one of the amiable, experienced staff members for tips on tree planting, landscape design, and using the right herbicides.
Three certified arborists, otherwise known as the Tree DoctoRx, have been maintaining tree and landscape health for 15 years. Their work has garnered a faithful entourage of lifelong clients as well as two consecutive first-place People’s Choice Awards from the Fresno Bee. With a detective’s eye for detail, they scour the surrounding land in search of potential threats such as diseases and pests suspected of criminal activity. Their integrated pest management rids trees, shrubs, and soil of harmful bugs with low-toxicity, organic products, while their organic based fertilizers burrow into the ground to strengthen root systems against an onslaught of disease, drought, and bugs.