At Trim-A-Tree Farms, patrons choose their Christmas tree from a plot of still-planted leyland pine trees and chop it down themselves or have an able-bodied staff member cut, net, and load their catch. Guests stroll through rows of lush green trees ($7.50/ft.) in search of the right plant to fill lonely living-room corners as the aroma of pine needles induces memories of a past infatuation with an air freshener. Between passes through the farm, warm up with steaming mugs of hot chocolate or melt fingers over a bonfire's licking flames as little ones trot through fields atop Star, Trim-A-Tree's trusty chestnut pony, during complimentary pony rides. Though additional items are not included in this Groupon, ornaments from the gift shop revamp trees, and adventurous souls can indulge in free temporary tattoos that take the shape of holiday icons or Scrooge's evening gruel.
S2 Lawn Services' fully licensed and insured team tackles home and lawn issues with a host of services, from weekly maintenance and seasonal clean-ups to shrub planting and landscape lighting. S2 project prices are based on yard measurements, scope of work, and outdoor-wrestling-pit size, with a grass trimming for an average-size, 4,500- to 5,000-square-foot yard running $42.50 per week. A same-size yard, with a same-size wrestling pit, could be dressed with pine mulch ($75 per yard) or tidied with a spring clean-up (starts at $125). S2 also makes house calls for jobs such as pressure washing ($175) and removing leaves and squirrels from gutters (starts at $125).
The Mosquito Authority keeps winged nuisances at bay with services such as barrier sprays and misting systems. During each treatment, applicators coat exterior foliage with an solution that causes no harm to children, pets, or sentient lawn gnomes. The application eradicates all current mosquitoes and prevents new ones from appearing for up to 21 days.
Thoughtful landscape design takes time, much like courtship or training a cat to bark. That's why the designers at White Shovel spread out the process across three visits. On the first, they meet with homeowners to survey their home and get a feel for personal aesthetic preferences. On the second, designers offer up photos of several different designs, and clients determine which elements belong in the final product. On the third, the landscapers unveil the final layout and help homeowners wade through costs and materials.
Signature service: 5- and 6-inch seamless gutter systems
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Mastic
Pro Tip: Write down all your questions and concerns, so you are sure to get them answered.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 11?25
Parking: No parking
Most popular offering: Home remodel services
Justin Rhea, owner of Rhea Contracting, loves being his own boss. That's because he's able to build relationships with customers as he repairs, paints, and remodels their homes. It allows him to offer his highest quality of craftsmanship to each client, a level of work which has earned him some priceless reactions. "One customer screamed when she saw her kitchen," he recalls fondly.