For more than six years, the technicians at Two Men and a Lawn Mower have primped yards, installed irrigation systems, and assisted clients with home-improvement projects. When they aren't lovingly trimming grass blades with the business end of a shattered CD, the technicians repair and seal decks and pressure wash outdoor surfaces.
Blackwood Landscaping's talented team of landscape artists maintains front and backyard health with lawn services that use environmentally affectionate products. Tend grassy areas of up to 10,000 square feet with an aeration procedure, during which cylindrical plugs punch small holes into the soil to reduce compaction and unearth fossilized lawn ornaments. This professional process diminishes thatch and allows roots improved access to delectable nutrients and nourishing lime. Afterwards, a fueling fertilizer encourages the growth of grass, much like height restrictions on tilt-a-whirls encourage the growth of small children. The machinery used in these processes is 38 inches wide, so any gates must be larger than 38 inches, or the household must own a teleporter.
In 2011, WBIR-TV reported that local racecar driver Trevor Bayne dropped by Oakes Farm to see his face carved into the cornfield. The farm had adopted Bayne as that year's maze theme, shaping the field to look like his face and his racecar when viewed from above. On the ground, however, the maze was a tangle of curves and dead ends that often took guests 90 minutes to solve, longer if they neglected to learn ancient Greek in order to ask the minotaur directions.
The farm updates its agricultural labyrinth annually to reflect a new motif, but it never fails to entertain explorers with its routes and interactive games. Just as delightful are the hayrides that ferry visitors to and from the pumpkin patch, the smell of autumnal sweets from the Cornfections stand, and the echoes of laughter from inside the Mine Shaft—a giant slide in the farm's Back 40 entertainment area. These attractions, alongside animal exhibits, pedal karts, and open zones for freeform play, draw families to the seasonal hotspot. In the days approaching Halloween, however, the farm endeavors to make patrons flee with its haunted attractions and pop quizzes for school children.
The Mosquito Authority responds to summer scourges of biting pests with its kid- and pet-safe mosquito spray systems. Barrier spray service eliminates mosquitoes with an EPA-approved solution—specialized enough to not repel beneficial bees or butterflies—that technicians apply to trees, shrubs, and foliage around yards. The solution guards against the pests for three weeks, backed up by The Mosquito Authority’s “no-mosquito guarantee,” which ensures a free second application should rogue bugs best their system and somehow establish a working democratic society. Alternatively, the unobtrusive MistAway auto-mist systems can be installed in yards to periodically release anti-bug mist at a frequency that customers can adjust via remote control.
Under the leadership of owner JoAnn England—a longtime Halls resident, mother of two, and booster for locally owned businesses—Sofas & More’s independent mom-and-pop operation has enlivened the homes of its customers since 1995. As customers peruse the fleet of La-Z-Boy recliners or sofas from Klaussner, friendly staff members guide them through home-decor decisions with a friendly, low-pressure demeanor, unhindered by the need to disassemble their towering couch forts. In addition to equipping living rooms with comfortable sitting spaces and high-end entertainment centers, the spacious showroom fills in dining rooms with designer table sets of solid hardwood and bedrooms with mattresses from Serta and Tempur-Pedic.
The Bed Store keeps human forms intact and relaxed by promoting quality shut-eye time with a variety of plush, firm, memory-foam, and pillow-top mattresses. Take a running start toward a pampered bedtime and belly flop onto a queen SleepQuest Latitude firm mattress set bolstered by tempered bonnell coils and easy-to-count sheep ($298). The twin SleepQuest Canyon European pillow-top set is ideal for guest rooms ($368), and the queen Serta Natural Start Dahlia Plush set turns ordinary bedrooms into master bedrooms ($1,048). Customers may also placate tired backs with a selection of Vivon, Sterling and Thomas, and Better Homes and Gardens mattress sets such as the king Zalia memory foam ($1,148), which contours to bodies like a sleeping bag filled with Jello. Included with all sets are two premium pillows and a mattress protector.