Todd Rockweit draws upon scientific studies, advice from organic farmers, and an endless willingness to test and improve his own natural gardening solutions. Hunched over a microscope to peer into fresh batches of compost, he works towards that sense of connection one gets when pressing bare feet down into grass or biting into fruit grown by hand. Rockweit also sticks to a faith in organic technique so secure that in situations in which it seems synthetic products are the best solution, he will call in another company.
During visits to home yards and gardens, the Backyard Organics team works to identify weed infestations, nutrient deficiencies, and rabbits and deer destroying shrubs to look cool in National Geographic. The crew then brings to bear a range of corn-gluten meal, deer-deterrent sprays, and compost blends customized according to the season and plant cover. Soil tests reveal chemical imbalances, and services such as aeration and overseeding restore lawns to lushness after attempts to break the longest-croquet-game world record.
Seasoned painter Russ Wright and his crew always protect clients' furniture with plastic sheets and drop cloths before applying paint, taking pains to leave homes exactly as they found them. The team's staining, power-washing, and exterior painting services beautify building exteriors or gussy up chameleons who've lost their groove.
The technicians at Appleton Lawn Care Services are equipped to handle all aspects of residential and commercial lawn maintenance. Crews perform regularly scheduled services—such as mowing and fertilizing—as well as seasonal tasks that include leaf cleanups, snow removal, and post-Halloween ghostbusting. To nourish lawns, they use Duration CR fertilizers. A single application diffuses gradually into the soil to feed grass for six or more months, and uses up to 40% less nitrogen than traditional fertilizers.
A 501(c)(6) professional organization in Appleton, WI, Valley Home Builders Association (VHBA) consists of more than 600 member companies associated with the residential construction industry. VHBA coordinates the annual Parade of Homes & Condos, Winter Wonderland of Homes and VHBA Home Expo & Parade of Remodeled Homes.
When not designing eye-catching bouquets for graduations, anniversaries, and other special occasions, Best Choice Floral & Landscape helps at-home gardeners plan and care for their own efflorescent outdoor spaces. Open spring and summer, the nursery stocks annual and perennial plants and flowers to add colorful pop to any plot, as well as a varied selection of shrubs and trees great for providing shade or privacy for a pet minotaur. Along with delivering colored, natural mulch to homesteads, the landscaping team can also help design and execute complex garden schematics in backyards, working around each owner’s preferences and available space.:m]]
Signature service: We bring your vision to vibrant life.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: For best results, we recommend Behr and Sherwin Williams.
Pro Tip: Our only mission is to bring your home to life the way you want it to look and feel.