Locally owned and community oriented, Mills Squeegee Fill Stations provide top-notch automotive service in a clean and friendly environment. Lavish a four-wheeled life love with an Ultimate car wash ($10), or cover the basics with an Express wash ($5), which leaves plenty of time to pick up a slice of pizza ($1.99) along with a 32-ounce fountain drink ($1.09). Alternatively, 12-ounce coffee refills send drowsiness packing ($0.89), and donuts propose to sweet teeth, presenting their chocolate rings as a token of their everlasting devotion ($0.91). Car washes only take about five minutes, so shiny street wanderers can get back on the road in the blink of a headlight.
Since 1991, the licensed outdoor experts at Tree Lawn Medic have kept commercial and residential landscapes healthy through tree care, lawn care, and pest control. Before performing any service, the technicians thoroughly inspect yards and their surroundings and then draw up free estimates. Common symptoms might include algae growing on the driveway, indicating a need to trim back tree limbs; construction damage caused by termites; or sleeping bags spread around the lawn, signifying a bed-bug infestation inside. Armed with this information, the team sets out to solve the issues are at hand in a quick and efficient manner so that homeowners can return to enjoying their outdoor environs.
This locally owned shop is well stocked with fresh-cut Christmas trees ($35–$80) suitable for present shielding and a wide selection of branch-adorning ornaments ($2–$8). Compliment your full-sized conifer with a festive, piney wreath ($20–$60), or select a fresh yuletide floral arrangement in need of a good home (starting at $40). Holiday revelers suffering from an acute pinecone allergy or case of Santerclaustrophobia can invest in one of DEE-SIGN's durable artificial trees in varying shapes and sizes ($25–$150).
Viaduct Gardens’ greenhouse brims with thriving flora for yards and homes. The garden center carries plants that range from annuals and perennials to fruits and roses. It also stocks plant-related accessories, including hanging baskets, tiered planters, and “plant heads”—planters that resemble people heads.
Stalking through the prairie grass, a guide leads his labrador retriever and a hunter into a stretch of foothills. They hear a rustling ahead, prompting them to pause. Peering through the brush, they see a bird with red plumage around its eye, a green head, and a white ring around its neck—the distinguishing marks of a pheasant. The hunter readies his gun, the labrador poises, and both wait for the guide's signal.
The hunting guides at Pheasant Bonanza lead hunters through experiences like these and ready them for similar outings with sport shooting. The sporting-clay course, for example, supplies beginning through advanced shooters with 20 stations whose targets simulate the movements of animals such as quail and rabbits. To further sharpen hunters' aim, the guides also oversee trap, skeet, five-stand, and snooker ranges. This diversity of shooting scenarios prepares clients for guided hunting trips—which include the retrieval and tracking service of trained labradors or german shorthaired pointers—on Pheasant Bonanza's grounds. Spanning hundreds of acres in the Loess Hills, the grounds sustain game such as pheasant, waterfowl, whitetail deer, wild turkey, and rogue Yahtzee dice.
The lodge accommodates guests on extended trips, surrounding them with rustic touches such as a stone fireplace, knotty-pine paneling, and furniture upholstered in hunters' orange. Further services range from expert advice at the pro shop to Pheasant Bonanza's boarding, training, and breeding programs for hunting dogs.
From the city in which Arbor Day originated, Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard has managed to preserve a legacy that originally began in 1925, when orchard founder Richard Kimmel and his wife Laurine planted their first apple and cherry trees. In a place where there's no shortage of love for agriculture, the orchard has thrived, vastly expanding to eventually grow not only fruit, but also vegetables and many grape varieties. Aside from growing and harvesting crops, the facility also hosts the Kimmel Education and Research Center, which is a staple of the organization that strives to educate and interact with the community.