Judys Garden Shop may look like a typical nursery at first glance, but upon entering its expansive greenhouse, visitors discover vine-ripened tomatoes crated next to geraniums, fresh cucumbers resting near blossoming hibiscus trees, and sticky-fingered garden gnomes swinging from hanging ferns. A staple of southeast Lexington since 1995, Judys Garden Shop furnishes customers with farm-fresh produce and locally sourced fare in addition to its greenery. Under the shop's green-thatched roof and the greenhouse's far-reaching windows, owners Judy and Bob McCreary care for their inventory by hand watering perennials and stocking their fridges with the finest in local comestibles.
WeMow's landscape experts maintain yards and properties with specialized services such as weed removal, seeding treatments, and mowing. During other services, lawn-care specialists can dig their green thumbs into mulch to nourish the yard's soil and to clean up yards when trees sacrifice their leaves as a protest against the bloated contracts given to palm trees. With an eye for shape, color, and placement, landscapers can design gardens and flowerbeds, and create custom-designed organic vegetable gardens of any size. They also plant trees and maintain water features.
When Village Handyman merged with Craftsmen Restoration in 2010, it brought along its 40 years in the home-contracting biz. Yet even with this wealth of experience, the company recognizes the vital importance of continuing education. That's why employees regularly attend internal workshops, industry trainings and certifications, manufacturer seminars, and even regular plant tours so they can truly understand the products they use. Homeowners can ask an insured technician for roof repairs, siding installation, or more complicated projects, such as removing a deck or updating chimney masonry to prevent Santa infestations.
The technicians and cutting-edge technology that make up the Burns Clean Team & Spotless Floor Care team are licensed and insured to scour carpets and upholstery with eco-friendly, nontoxic cleaners. Their machines first apply an eco-friendly cleaning agent, which is filled with colloidal silver to help annihilate germs and bacteria and prevent them from rapidly regrowing on carpets. The machine then scrubs the carpet fibers on all sides with hyper agitation without damaging the carpet fibers, and with applied physics extraction gets floors cleaner than a steamer, removing up to 25% more contamination than truck-mounted steam cleaning systems. Burns Clean Team & Spotless Floor Care's green cleaning system leaves carpets dry in about an hour.
The extravagant Fasig-Tipton Pavilion houses this year’s Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, where acclaimed musicians give majestic performances and host master classes. Friday evening reveals a nuanced rendition of Dvořák's Terzetto in C Major, as delivered in part by the festival's artistic director, Nathan Cole, who also holds the position of first associate concertmaster with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Ravel's Trio in A Minor brings together soothing sounds of piano, violin, and cello, ad Schubert's famed Trout Quintet dances between strings, piano, and a trio of opera-singing fish. Saturday evening ushers in Busoni's Sonata no. 2 in E—its ivory, dulcet piano tickled by Alessio Bax, who has appeared as a soloist with more than 85 orchestras worldwide. Bach's Sheep May Safely Graze and a world premiere written by Daniel Kellogg set the sound stage for Dvořák's Quintet in G Major, as two violins, a viola, a cello, and a double bass come together to fight musical crimes wrought by vuvuzelas and Christmas recordings of dogs barking.
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.