Run by longtime friends and art enthusiasts Anna and Dede, the children's art studio gives crafty youngsters myriad accouterments for creating inimitable masterpieces, and encourages fledgling Rembrandts’ self-confidence in their own artistic abilities. The day-camp sessions impart multihued knowledge to diminutive innovators, using a plethora of supplies such as glitter, paint, and clay to construct fun works of mini human genius. Projects vary day to day and have included the assemblage and decoration of collages, bags, and jewelry. Imaginative whippersnappers are encouraged to get messy in their quest for the ultimate magnum opus, which they can cart home and arrange on refrigerators or inside freezers. In addition to the camp classes listed on the site, sessions on May 31, June 1, and June 2 have been added for Groupon users.
Habersham Garden's horticultural experts guide locals through green mazes of plants that thrive in the Atlanta climate, volunteering shrewd gardening advice and supplying clients with plant-tending essentials. A variety of perennials ($9.99 to $24.99) or annuals ($2.99 to $9.99) adds a splash of color to front yards otherwise embellished by indigenous lawn chairs. Preplanted containers ($24.99+) can compliment a patio, or an orchid ($11.99+) can add a touch of oxygenating beauty to interiors. In addition to an extensive garden center, Habersham Gardens also has a dedicated retail shop filled with supplies, local art, and other garden-related gifts ($22.99+). Habersham Gardens' knowledgeable staff jumps at the chance to give gardening advice, such as when and where to plant certain species and what kind of cake to feed a perennial on its third birthday.
Atlanta’s Best Gutter Cleaners’ crew of certified and insured handymen frees roofs from dangerous debris and leaves homes sparkling clean with myriad services. Crew members scramble up to roofs, freeing cluttered gutters of leaves, frisbees, and expired cookie dough during a 10-point inspection. Equipped with eco-friendly, biodegradable chemicals, the techs blast away grime from siding or windows. To further spruce up dwellings, they repair leaking tiles, fix or install floodlights, and prune tree limbs that tap lewd jokes on bedroom windows in Morse code.
For 15 years The Lawn Ranger has been catering to the challenges unique to local lawn care, including Georgia red-clay soil, the area’s characteristically warm climate, and severe weather conditions. During one month of lawn care services, The Lawn Ranger’s team will make four visits to mow lawns, weed flowerbeds, and trim bushes shaped like Johnny Depp. Outdoor aestheticians will also perform edging of concrete lines and bed lines and use blowers to clean hard surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, patios, and decks.
For more than 40 years, homeowners have entrusted their yards to the experts at Weed Man. Perhaps it’s because the employees do more than just perform lawn-care services—they cultivate close working relationships with their clients. This means they are available by telephone or smoke signal any time of the day and promptly respond to faxes or emails within 48 hours, and they also explain the technical side of lawn care to their clients. Of course, what keeps customers coming back is the attention the staff members lavish on grass during services, which range from eradicating weeds with EPA-approved products to aerating lawns to ousting destructive insects.
What started as a small operation out of the trunk of a car has blossomed into a full-service property maintenance company. Square One dispatches its hardworking team members to job sites around the community, where they provide a wide range of services, from trash removal and interior painting to drywall repair and mailbox installation. The Square One team also utilizes a four-step process to spruce up lawns, which includes edging, mowing, trimming, and blowing away of any grass clippings or white flags from anthills.