For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed-and-trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the technicians' slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
With his characteristic penchant for making things blossom, Chris Urquhart has grown his one-truck operation into one of the area's largest independent lawn-care providers. Green Unlimited's friendly staff of grass-tenders dutifully exiles weeds and feeds soil. In the off-season, they sharpen their skills by attending conferences, sitting in on seminars, and eavesdropping on the giggled conversations of trees at slumber parties. The company's arsenal of all-organic lawn-care tools fosters healthy growth and removes unwanted weeds through natural additives.
Saunders Farm's Haunting Season provides enough ghoulish delight to awaken the deadest of zombies. Eleven mazes make for ample meandering possibilities, and a haunted hayride swerves through 35 acres of horror-filled forest, surveying more than 20 scenes of performance, special effects, and bad ghost breakups. The 150-year-old barn of terror takes trekkers through the abandoned pathways of Saunders Farm, and the corn cannon launches cobs more than 400 feet. Quell scaredy-cat stomachs with a complimentary bag of fresh-popped kettle corn.
Mat Proulx and Andrew Brum strive to turn every lawn into the most lush-looking turf their customers have ever seen—but the duo's most rewarding work was for their smallest audience. In the backyard of The Ottawa Rotary Home, Proulx and Brum designed and installed a private garden for the enjoyment of children coping with disabilities. For Proulx, seeing "the look on their faces" has remained his proudest moment on the job.
After meeting at the Small and Medium Enterprise Management program at Algonquin College, Proulx and Brum launched Ecovenience Canada Inc. upon recognizing the need for landscaping, sod and turf, and garden services that meet Ottawa's demanding environmental standards. Specializing in eco-friendly products and services—but still supplying more cost-effective conventional lawn care according to clients' preference—the co-owners supply their crews with equipment such as lawnmowers that produce 65 per cent lower emissions than national standards. Earning additional fist-bumps from Mother Nature, teams also use a Super Eco-Fuel Saver additive that boosts efficiency and further lowers emissions.:
The lawn-lashing experts at O.D. Professional Landscape beautify commercial and residential spaces with year-round service, from fertilization to snow removal. Before administering any of their lawn and landscaping ministrations, which include laying down layers of mulch, trimming unkempt hedges, and picking up the parasols of feral croquet players, a technician consults with owners about expectations for the job.