Recently celebrating its 85th year, the Grand Ole Opry continues to honor American country music by featuring a lineup of member and guest artists during every show, including country superstars such as Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, and countless others. The online calendar details the serenaders showcased at every show, allowing audience members to track their favorites and to attempt telepathic song requests ahead of time. One of the only remaining venues in which audiophiles can catch current chart-toppers and country legends sharing the same stage, the Opry forms the backbone of country-music history and extends its legacy of live entertainment to present day.
With summer on its last legs, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up some spray paint for $3.49 or a utility knife for $4.99. Illuminate your bathroom with a 4-pack of Ace light bulbs ($1.79), the better to see by as you caulk ($2.29) your sink. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine (rental prices vary). If you need help finding anything, Ace's knowledgeable staff is available to help get you in and out and on to your next project.
After a brief one-time treatment, a barrier mist from the Mosquito Squad will eliminate mosquitoes and ticks from your grounds for up to 21 days. The friendly and experienced mist-masters will arrive at your home fully equipped to fog up to one acre of land, killing the buzzing beasts on contact and preventing new invaders from repopulating your yard. The treatment itself is typically completed in 15 minutes or so. After 30 minutes, your yard will be safe again for children, pets, and wayward trombonists. Protect your home from illness-ferrying flying blood-suckers with today's side deal to Mosquito Squad.
The exterminators from Homeshield Pest Control can shoo away uninvited guests in your home, such as termites, rodents, spiders, and ants. Each service commences with a full-home inspection, in which the certified technician will survey known problem areas such as entryways, the base of the home, the garage, and bathtubs filled with breadcrumbs. The tech will then put together a tailored treatment plan for your home, which includes granule protection along the home's foundation or spot treatments inside the home. Each treatment not only kills off current pest populations but prevents their return, and it's backed by a free re-treatment policy should the creatures show up again between visits.
Even if you've never been to Gardens of Babylon, you've probably seen some of their work?their landscape and design team was commissioned for projects at high-profile locations including Vanderbilt University and the Bicentennial Mall. It's no surprise then that the company also has a formidable garden center, an 18,000 square-foot space where people can use Inspiration Stations and consult with staff at demo areas to glean ideas for their own landscaping projects. The entire inventory is devoted to sustainable landscaping, and includes only all-natural, non-toxic, organic, and non-GMO supplies, as well as eco-conscious elements such as rain barrels.
Nashville Turf&Seed specializes in providing effective and affordable lawn services without appointments and appraisals. A fertilizing lawn treatment will clean up dead patches, strengthen high-traffic areas, re-seed, and enhance grass density. After just one treatment, lawns will appear noticeably greener and less weedy—standing out from nearby lawns. Ideally, treatments should be applied every six weeks for best results, ensuring strengthened grass that looks nice all year long instead of just at friends’ weddings.