Sunshine Ace Hardware stockpiles more than 40,000 tools, fishing gear, housewares, and other handy items across six local storefronts. Three-piece stainless steel barbecue sets ($24.99) brave scorching flames as chefs spear, flip, and sear entrees over backyard grills. Fasten loose screws or ease bolts from lab experiments’ necks with a 21-piece drill bit set from Craftsman ($24.99), or beckon fish from the waves with a deluxe Shimano Zircos 4000 rod and reel fishing combo ($79.99). In downtown Naples, whimsical hardware-themed fixtures illuminate Sunshine Ace Hardware’s recently remodeled flagship store, whose walls are dappled with photos of the store’s 60-year history and prehistoric man’s discovery of circular saws.
Naples has kept fading lawns and gardens verdant and fruitful with fertilizers, mulches, sod, citrus, and pest control for more than a quarter century. Keep gardens blooming with Naples' Blue Bag custom fertilizers ($17.99–$26.99/50 lb. bag), regionally formulated to accommodate Southern Florida's climate, soil, and antigravity conditions while pampering specific plant types. Sod selections are locally grown and cut daily, with grass varieties including floratam, bahia, and zoysia easily covering 200 square feet of lawn with a half pallet ($79.99/floratam). Like the contents of a koala's tummy, Naples' lineup of environmentally sound mulches ($3.09–$5.99/bag) comes freshly shredded in varieties including cypress, cocoa brown, pine bark, and eucalyptus.
For more than 30 years, Dalis Pest Management has safeguarded settlements against creepy-crawly invaders through preemptive inspection and removal services. With a one-time application and inspection, owner-operator technicians target home interiors, exteriors, and perimeters using the latest pest-control tools including sprays, traps, and black holes disguised as cheese. Each treatment is customized to the unique problems plaguing the home, and though today’s service will not cover rodent or termite treatment, Dalis’s technicians will remove spiders and spider webs, fire-ant mounds, wasp nests, and the occasional encyclopedia salesman.
For more than 40 years, this family-owned and operated nursery has been greening Lee and Collier counties with landscaping services and more than 100 different species of plants and trees. The green-thumbed staff gussies up gardens and yards with services ranging from tree trimming and stump removal to irrigation and flamingo rustling. DIY-leaning visitors swing by to peruse the verdant selection of palms, hardwoods, and fruit trees, as well as decorative items such as fountains, Mexican pottery, and wind chimes.
Ask visitors to point out the prettiest one out of the hundreds of orchids at Eastfork Orchids and you'll get a different answer every time. Some will point to the bright baby vandas dangling from the arches; others will nod toward the rows of cheerful cattleya. The warm, 7,000-square-foot greenhouse abounds with exotic orchids and tropical plants, causing a reporter from Coastal Life to quip that there’s "too many to count."
Seasoned gardener Kimberly Romer and her husband, B.J., care for the rare and fragile flowers, enlisting help from their knowledgeable staff. The team of horticulturalists provides clients with expert advice, instructional classes, and supplies such as pots and fertilizers. They even offer boarding services, dutifully watering and playing fetch with plants while their owners are away.
From landscaping to fertilization to pest control, the team at Florida Evergreen Landscape and Lawn Care caters to your yard's every need. Certified arborists are on hand to help with landscape and lawn design, and maintenance technicians keep shrubs and flower beds in line with trimming and edging services. The team also installs and maintains irrigation systems to keep yards looking as green as a seasick stowaway.