Since 1971, Dart Pest Control has been helping chase away roaches, rats, wasps, and other pests from homes, shopping centers, high schools, and the YMCA. Trained and certified by the Environmental Protection Agency, the company's technicians are well prepared to liberate interiors and exteriors using the latest pest-evading maneuvers, whether that means installing termite-tracking devices, spraying for mosquitoes, or luring mice out with the promise of cheese and affordable rates on vacation holes. They can also provide inspection letters for real-estate closings.
After fine-tuning his abilities in agriculture engineering at Mississippi State University, Bruce Ewing dove quickly into the world of mulch, mud, and hedge mazes. In addition to farming sod and designing custom landscapes, the property specialist lends his expertise to keeping his clients' grounds healthy throughout the year. At Bartlett Landscape Spray, Bruce and his crew install turf and ornamental plants along with patios, outdoor lighting, and irrigation systems. They also provide maintenance services such as pruning, lawn care, and insect control, and plant seasonal decorations so they bloom just in time for the holidays.
Germantown Hardware's home-necessity experts work to equip abode owners with the lawn and garden accouterments, hardware, hand tools, and painting supplies for residential projects and regular maintenance. Stay prepared for outdoor projects and solar-power outages with a 100-foot extension cord, designed with durable vinyl casing and solid molded plugs ($31.99), or enforce accuracy and restraining orders with a 25-foot Stanley tape measure ($6.99). Lock-back utility knives fold away for maximum safety and accessibility ($13.99), and gallons of Valspar interior latex paint can be purchased in packs of four ($55.96) to ensure that rooms are fully clothed. In addition to tools and supplies for dressing residential interiors, Germantown Hardware carries housewares, sporting goods, and hobby equipment, such as Sceptor snowboards for surmounting snowy hills in the winter or navigating workshops overtaken by sawdust ($23.99).
With 70,000 square feet of hands-on displays, Cole’s Home Solutions arms DIY decorators with tools and trinkets for domicile makeovers. Shoppers can pick up everything from a Majesty Bells wind chime ($22.40) to a plastic suet and seed bird feeder ($42.97) to deck out porches, as well as fine metal dishes and bowls from Beatriz Ball.
During spring at Jones Orchard, families gather to bound through the territory’s rows of fruit, peeling back leaves to get at the ripest morsels hidden deep within the thicket. Since growing their first peaches more than seven decades ago, the Jones family continues to ripen juicy varieties of peaches, strawberries, and other fruit on their 600-acre farm, eschewing long-distance produce shipping for local distribution, mostly available at farmer’s markets and during the orchard’s pick-your-own fruit season. Inviting families to pick fruit together is one of many ways the Jones family lures visitors to their orchard seasonally—come autumn, the farmers transform the fields into a vast corn maze. Visitors not content to wander the idyllic grounds can enjoy the orchard’s bounty at the Country Café, where matriarch Juanita Jones flavors her fresh pies and preserves with fresh-plucked fruits.