Kapp's Lawn Specialists have been beautifying yards for more than four decades. During that time, they've perfected a precise system for keeping grass, trees, and shrubs healthy, tidy, verdant, and fertilized. Among an array of services, their seasonal groundskeeping package employs a custom-blended granular fertilizer and treatments for keeping crabgrass, weeds, and revolution-minded plastic flamingos under control. Staff members are professionally trained and certified, and the products they use are all approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to safely fend off insects, plant diseases, and other lawn-related woes.
Whether you're dressing up the front walkway or reinforcing the garden plots in time for fall, a lush bed of mulch can take topsoil to the next level—the top one. When laid properly, the rich complexion helps to reduce soil erosion, suppress weed growth, and retain moisture. When applied in the summertime in temperate climate zones, such as the Midwest, mulch also helps the soil maintain high temperatures further into the fall, allowing preexisting plant life to prolong its beauteous lifespan.
Purelawn Lawn Service’s fertilization and lawn-maintenance programs are designed to promote lush, healthy lawns while protecting children, pets, and the environment. Pesticide-free, feed-based organic fertilizers play a starring role in most treatments, and any synthetic pesticides are used sparingly and applied via careful spot treatment to avoid blanketing areas where kids play and lawn gnomes sunbathe. Aside from eliminating a lawn’s dependence on insecticides and fungicides, additional services include core aeration, slice seeding, grub control, and clay-buster soil amendment, and techs can even take samples of soil and send it to a lab to test for nutrient deficiencies.
Gull Lake Landscape Co. furnishes floral collections with a wide selection of greenery and garden accessories. Beautify gardenscapes with the bursts of floral color afforded by blooming perennials, including daylily, phlox, and coreopsis ($7.50 each), or opt for a hefty 3-gallon shrubbery, such as limelight hydrangea ($32.50), to fill a mulchy void or obscure permanent garden gnomes. A selection of 25-gallon trees, including serviceberries, maples, oaks, and redbuds ($199), stand patiently awaiting the chance to spread their branches. Gull Lake’s staff of friendly, avid gardeners are always on-hand to help each green-thumb choose the ideal plants for their at-home or underground-lair botanic displays.
Aesthetic Plant Specialists nurtures 38,000 square feet of leafy pets that help to enliven homes and office buildings throughout the year using adapted traditional and modern growing techniques. Poinsettias flourish inside the spacious greenhouse, and will often reach heights of up to 36 inches with proper care and a constant stream of soothing kazoo lullabies. Light watering is required to keep soil as moist as Santa's tears do in the poinsettia's natural habitat, and an ideal temperature between 68 and 70 degrees is required to help plants stay healthy. Poinsettias will thrive for several months after the holiday season, helping to improve indoor air quality and camouflaging pet tomatoes during games of hide-and-seek.
Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.