Watching the grass grow may be a boring endeavor, but the team at Weed Man Lawn Care knows that it’s a whole lot better than watching the grass fade away. With this in mind, the crewmembers combat the broadleaf weeds that crowd grass out as well as the grubs and pests that gnaw at its roots. Aeration services supplement weed control, helping grass and its roots absorb oxygen, water, nutrients, and compliments from admiring mailmen.
Horizons’ crack squad of bug squashers examines residential and commercial locations for infestations. After evicting roaches, ants, and couch-crashing college buddies from a home’s inside, technicians move outside to combat mosquitoes and snakes. They also treat the building’s perimeter, keeping future menaces at bay and identifying potential nooks and crannies that creepy crawlers can sneak through.
At Two Rivers Lawn Care, LLC, the team of green-thumbed professionals boost the curb appeal of residential and commercial propertieswith a wide range of landscaping services. Regular mowing, edging, or weeding visits keep yard growth under control, and end with blowing concrete surfaces free of grass clippings so they don't get confused for free lettuce. Other services include taking away dead trees, trimming shrubs, and fertilizing.
If you plant it, they will come. The words rang in Jim Bennett’s ears as he shot awake in September 2009. Jim had dreamed of taking his daughter to a pumpkin patch, and when he awoke that night he scribbled plans to bring that dream to life. Over the next year, Jim and his crew hand planted pumpkin seeds on the fourth-generation Bennett Farm to prepare it for a fate quite different than its 60 years as a cattle farm without a single crop grown on it.
These days, pumpkins and gourds wait on the vine in three patches as hayrides pass by daily. At the petting farm, youngsters interact with sheep, miniature horses, and miniature-miniature horses, which mice rode in the old west. Kids can also navigate a hay-bale maze, frolic in the corn crib, and race down a 36-inch, 20-foot-long pipe slide.
Chefs in the cook house craft teacakes, pork skins, and apple pies with a wood-burning stove and wash pots hanging over an open fire. In the sorghum mill, workers transform farm-grown cane syrup, which the Bennetts sell in their country store alongside handmade soap and honey from local vendors.
A network of winding trails and windswept pastures extend over the 18 acres of countryside belonging to Fasco Farms LLC, an equestrian and agricultural facility. Stephanie Williams, the ranch’s owner, specializes in transforming adults and children into sound horseback riders through lessons in the disciplines of English and Western riding as well as Natural Horsemanship clinics. Each clinic helps students advance their saddle work, pick up problem-solving techniques, and learn how to load a trailer. The farm also practices equine massage, which, like sports massage for humans, keeps horses at peak physical shape in preparation for competition or while recovering from a breakup.